Georgia

Dramatic mountain scenery and remote roads, punctuated by tiny, scattered villages unchanged by the passing centuries

Hidden away for centuries behind the soaring, natural fortifications of the Caucasus Mountains – and more lately by an Iron Curtain – Georgia is a place little changed, little visited and full of undiscovered surprises.

If you feel inspired by towering mountains, plunging ravines and far-off peaks dusted with glittering white snow, you will love Georgia. This mountainous country is divided east to west by the Likhi Range. The Greater Caucasus Mountain Range forms Georgia’s northern border, whilst the Lesser Caucasus Mountains guard its the southern borders.

So you can expect some spectacular scenery. The Darial Gorge, for example, dives vertically into the Terek River, forming a natural border with Russia – with fortifications dating back to 150 BC still visible. Bring a camera with a panoramic setting!

And before you set off, talk to one of our Georgia consultants. They'll help you discover more of Georgia’s hidden surprises. Like the Cave City of Vardzia, perched high on a cliff above the Kura River. Like the temperate rainforests on Samegrelo and Abkhazia or the stunning Javakheti Volcanic Plateau.

They might also suggest you travel the mighty Military Road, driving slowly so you can comprehend the enormity and drama of the Caucasus scenery. And then recommend a stay in Mtskheta – a UNESCO World Heritage city with mediaeval, Coptic-style churches and quaint buildings from a bygone era.

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