Georgia: Overview

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Updated: 2017-03-15.

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Georgia is a tiny country with almost four million people located where Europe, Asia, and the Middle East meet. Located on the eastern shores of the Black Sea and partially within the Caucasus Mountains, the landscape offers stark contrasts that are sure to appeal to most any traveler.

Love wine? Georgians are proud producers of quality wines, unbeknownst to most outside of the area. There are over 500 varieties of grapes grown in Georgia, allowing for many unique and appealing flavors. The Kakheti region is famous for its wines, and driving through the rolling hills of this region will have you pass numerous vineyards. However, great wine is not limited to Kakheti; try places such as Shida Kartli, Khvanchkara, Kvemo Kartli, Imereti, Samegrelo, and Guria, for some tasty variations, to name a few.

Having many towns and villages up in the Caucasus Mountains translates to some excellent skiing and snowboarding opportunities for visitors. Mestia, Bakuraini and Gudauri are good options for these winter activities.

*It is constantly debated whether or not Georgia is in Europe or Asia. Read more about the debate in this article HERE »

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