Georgia - a holiday destination in the South Caucasus: Part 2
12 October, 2018
Georgia - a holiday destination in the South Caucasus: Part  2
Georgia is a guest of honour at the Frankfurt Book Fair 2018. Due to the special occasion, various German journals write about Georgia. Germany's public international broadcaster Deutsche Welle reviews Georgian culture, traditions, history and culinary.

Diverse landscapes of Georgia


Georgia offers a variety of national parks, resorts, a huge percentage of forests, the Caucasus Mountains and coastal cities on the Black Sea. Different parts of Georgia are distinguished by their unique nature and climate. Starting from Bakuriani, Svaneti and Gudauri
ski resorts to Batumi and Anaklia seasides make Georgia a worthwhile destination all year round.

Ushguli


Ushguli is one of the most distinguished places in Georgia. The community of four villages dating back to the 16th century B.C.. Ushguli is considered to be the highest situated permanently inhabited place in Europe. Since 1996, the villages with their characteristic fortified towers have been UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
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Ushguli

Vardzia


Vardzia is cave monastery in Samtskhe-Javakheti. Queen Tamar ordered the construction of Vardzia in the twelfth century. It contained apartments dug out of the rock and outside terraces for cultivation. An irrigation system was designed particularly for this. It was carved by hand with simple tools. There were bakeries, stables, a treasury and a church. Some monks presently live in the monastery.
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Vardzia

Kutaisi – the former capital of the country


Kutaisi is one of the most interesting and beautiful cities in Georgia. It was former of Georgia in the middle ages. Today, Kutaisi serves as the legislative capital of the country. Kutaisi has plenty of churches, historical buildings and monasteries. Near the city of Kutaisi, visitors can explore the Prometheus and Sataplia caves. The caves preserve stalactites, stalagmites, underground rivers and lakes. The underground sights can be seen via a boat trip.
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Batumi – a Georgia resort of the Black Sea


The port city of Batumi is the third largest city in Georgia. The climate is mild Mediterranean. Since 2010, Batumi has been transformed by the construction of modern high-rise buildings, as well as the restoration of classical 19th-century edifices lining its historic Old Town. Statue of Ali and Nino, statue of eternal love, located at Batumi Bay is an iconic landmark in Batumi. Made by Georgian artist Tamara Kvesitadze, the figures move towards each other, merge into one piece and then move away from each other every 10 minutes. The idea behind the creation of this magnificent statue came from a book of the same name by Kurban Said. The book is about a romantic relationship between Azerbaijani Muslim Ali and a Georgian Christian daughter of a nobleman in Baku in 1918.
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Batumi

Source: www.dw.com

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