The beautiful capital city of Tbilisis is one of the most cosmopolitan places to visit during your Georgia holiday - you won't be disappointed with the amount of museums, religious buildings and art galleries on offer. For stunning views of the city brave a walk up the Narikala Fortress. Kutaisi, the second largest city in Georgia, is worth a trip if only to see the Gelati Monastery – a UNESCO World Heritage Site. History buffs will want to visit the famous birthplace of Stalin in Gori while the town of Borjomi is home to the largest national park in Georgia.
At the moment there are only indirect flights to Georgia available. Depending on your final destination you have three airports in Georgia to choose from – Tbilisi International Airport, which is located 17 kilometres from the city centre, Batumi International Airport, which is situated just two kilometres south of the city, or Kutaisi International Airport which is 14 kilometres away from the city. The good thing is that you can fly out from most major UK airports.
Taxis are one of the most convenient way to travel around during your holiday in Georgia. Be sure to pick up a licensed taxi to be on the safe side – you don't want to encounter any trouble! Alternatively you can explore using the minibus service -known as a samarshruto taxi. You can flag these down on the roadside, but make sure you know the right number for the route you wish to take. Services usually end at bus stations and markets.
It's easy to find suitable accommodation in Georgia whatever your budget. But if you're looking to find a cheap hotel in Georgia then it's best to book well in advance. This way you'll be able to secure a great bargain! Keep an eye out for hostels if you need to stick to a strict budget as these can work out cheaper still.
The delicious Georgian food means that eating out is highly recommended. But it can work expensive so make sure you steer clear of the obvious tourist traps and instead sample the delicacies at traditional restaurants. Be sure to try khinkali - minced spiced meat in a dumpling - or the cheese filled bread called khachapuri. If you're just after a quick snack then keep an eye out for ghvezeli - they're usually sold in markets or on the side of the street. The pastry is stuffed with potatoes, meat, cheese or many other ingredients.
Updated 5th March 2014
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