In the last decade, the popularity of Georgia as tourist destination has been on its rise. The magical country is located between the stunning Caucasus Mountains and beautiful Black Sea. In this article, we will give you five reasons why you should visit Georgia this summer!
Tbilisi – Capital of Georgia
Tbilisi is not only one of the best cities to visit in Georgia but arguably one of the most interesting destinations to visit in the world right now. The capital city of Georgia, combines both modern and archaic elements. On one street you can find both modern architecture and infrastructure, while rural houses and cobblestone streets will be just around the corner. There are plenty of magnificent cathedrals, markets, restaurants at amazing locations such as ancient fortresses and so many other amazing attractions that you’d only experience if you visit Georgia’s capital.
Underground club spaces such as Bassiani, Mitkvarze, Vitamin Cubes are the top places, again located in the capital Tbilisi, which are supporting and diffusing Georgia’s reputation as a global techno destination. If you have previously are a frequent techno tourist in Berlin, then you should definitely consider Tbilisi as your new party destination. Make sure you also check out Fabrika prior to your visit. The urban multi-purpose space, located in an old sewing factory, is a hipster – hostel which also has bars, live music, a gallery and even a board game café.
Echowaves by Exit Festival – Aug 22 – 25
Echowaves is a taste-making electronic music festival that invites you to experience the beautiful seaside resort of Anaklia Georgia. The area is distinguished by its unique warm climate, impressive views, and the beautiful coastline and long beaches as well as beautiful sunsets, the Black Sea to bathe in and a mix of day and night parties, high-level production and various activities including sports, workshops and much move over the four days. In addition to good music, the festival will offer sports, physical activities, and various theatrical, cultural, social and educational events, renovated stages, an increased number of different areas to explore, bars and catering facilities and lots of novelties.
The line-up is a who’s who of techno and house heavyweights, DJs and live acts including Nina Kraviz, Adriatique, Ben Klock, Claptone, Dax J, DJ Tennis, Kink Live, Red Axes, Rodhad, Boris, Bahramji & Medusa Odyssey, Eelke Kleijn, Lehar, Mathame, Musumeci, Park Hye Jin, Petre Inspirescu, Plaid Live, Sama, Tijana T, Tom Trago, Valentino Kanzyani, Vril Live, Yokoo and plenty more.
Batumi – Seaside Resort
Batumi is another top popular tourist destination in Georgia. It is a vibrant sea-side town located at Black Sea’s coast. Batumi, also known as, “The Las Vegas of the Black Sea” is a good destination to visit with your family, your partner or with your friends. It has exciting sightseeing, nightlife and shopping streets. Again, similarly to Tbilisi, you can experience both modern high-rise buildings while the classical Old Town has been restored in an authentic way. If you want to make the most out of Batumi, we recommend you rent a bike by using the bike-sharing scheme BatumVelo which gives you access to bikes on the street with a smart card.
Last but not least, Georgian food might not have received as much credit as some of its main influences – Greece, the Mediterranean and Turkey, but if you want to learn more specifically about Georgian’s culture, then their cuisine is a good start. By being closer to locals, you will experience not only their traditions but also the immense Georgian hospitality. Some of the traditional foods include Khachapury (something like cheese-stuffed bread which is often served various herbs and sauces) and Churchkhela (sweet string made out of walnuts dipped into concentrated grape juice). Make sure do not miss out on their famous Georgian wine such as Saperavi or Pirosmani.