36 Reasons to Visit Georgia and Tbilisi

Updated: 19 January, 2022 seen 82

In this article, I've listed 36 awesome places to visit in Georgia, Tbilisi, Batumi, Kutaisi, and more. These are the places I've actually visited and discovered for the first (Well most of them) back in 2021. From abandoned Russian airfields in the Georgian desert to 5-star hotels in Batumi. 

Meeting new life-long friends in the middle of nowhere. Take a bath in the city center of Tbilisi or enjoy natural hot pools near Kazbegi. 

Trying a fish near Birvisi or enjoying world-class service near Aspindza. Keep reading to learn more about those special places we have visited and highly recommend to others

Itinerary

Shavnabada Monastery

13 December, 2021 | seen 57
Shavnabada Monastery is a medieval Georgian Orthodox monastic complex that is located upon Shavnabada Mountain, approximately 30 km away from Tbilisi, Georgia. I have been noticed this monastery atop of the hill in the past, mostly when…

Tskaltubo - Former Soviet Spa Resort

16 November, 2021 | seen 50
Tskaltubo is a spa resort town in west-central Georgia. The resort was especially popular in the Soviet era, attracting around 125,000 visitors a year. Bathhouse 9 features a frieze of Stalin, and visitors can see the private pool where he…

Chreli Abano Sulfur Bath in Tbilisi

11 November, 2021 | seen 122
Chreli Abano is a sulfur bath located in the Tbilisi Bath district of Abanotubani.  We have been heading to these baths a lot in the past (back in 2011-2013), since then we have changed our location, visiting other, not so fancy ones on…

Le Meridien Batumi Hotel Review

9 November, 2021 | seen 54
Le Meridan hotel is one of many 5-star hotels in Batumi I've stayed in so far. We booked a one-night stay here in August 2021 to celebrate my 36 birthday. For this stay, we paid about $340, and this seems a bit overpriced. I still prefer…

Chateau Bruale Tkhilistskaro

4 November, 2021 | seen 45
Chateau Bruale offers accommodations in Tkhilistskaro. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Free WiFi is available throughout the property and free private parking is available on site. We booked a one-night stay at this place at the…

Prometheus Epic Hotel & Spa near Tskaltubo

28 October, 2021 | seen 95
Located just some 500 meters from Prometheus Cave, Prometheus Epic Hotel & Spa provides accommodations with a restaurant, free private parking, an outdoor swimming pool, and a bar. We booked this hotel for a 2-night stay at the start…

Eagle Canyon / Gorge

20 October, 2021 | seen 77
Eagle Canyon also Eagle Gorge or Artsivi Gorge is located close to the town of Dedoplitskaro in Georgia. The natural monument represents a unique complex consisting of two sites. The first one is a limestone rock canyon, while the other is…

Big Shiraki Abandoned Soviet Airfield in Georgia

13 October, 2021 | seen 329
If you are into military heritage or have some interest in Soviet history - Big Shiraki airfield in the Georgian dessert (steppe) might be an interesting object to visit in Georgia. I had not a single idea there even exsit such place here…

Restaurant Lakeside Tskaltubo

12 October, 2021 | seen 72
Restaurant Lakeside is located in the town of Tskaltubo, Georgia on the lake Tsivi. First discovered and visited at the start of September 2021 Restaurant Lakeside in TskaltuboIn the evening life music was performed. Really chill…

Tsivi Lake in Tskaltubo

5 October, 2021 | seen 55
Tsivi lake is located in the town of Tskaltubo, region of Imereti, Georgia. A direct translation into English - The Cold lake.  We discovered this place (more precisely we discovered the cafeteria located near the Tsivi lake) at the start…

Takhti-Tepha Mud Volcanoes in Georgia

30 September, 2021 | seen 89
Takhti-Tepha mud volcanoes, sometimes also referred to as Vashlovani mud volcanoes is a landform created by the eruption of mud, slurries, water, and gases in the proximity of Takhti-Tepha mountain range. I had heard about this beautiful…

Paravani lake

28 September, 2021 | seen 72
Paravani lake is a volcanic lake in Georgia, located in Javakheti Plateau between Abul-Samsari and Javakheti Ranges in the Samthske Javakheti region, some 2h 30 minutes drive (around 130 km) from Tbilisi. In the shores of Paravani lake,…

Hotel Newport Kutaisi Review

24 September, 2021 | seen 76
Built in 1914, former courthouse building has transformed itself into a modern 4-star hotel, located in the heart of Kutaisi. Featuring a bar and a terrace, Newport Hotel Kutaisi is located in Kutaisi, 400 m from Colchis Fountain and 1.5…

Dalis Mta Water Reservoir

23 September, 2021 | seen 101
Dalis Mta water reservoir is a man made reservoir built on Iori river, at the distance of 30 km to the south of Dedoplistskaro, in the vicinity of Chachuna Managed Reserve.  We first discovered it during a Vashlovani trip in the Summer of…

Saghamo Lake

21 September, 2021 | seen 49
Saghamo Lake is a lake of Samtskhe-Javakheti, southeastern Georgia, just south of Gamdzani. It covers an area of 458 hectares. It is located north of Madatapa Lake and Biketi Lake. The village of Saghamo lies on its eastern bank. We made a…

Okatse Canyon and hanging cliff trail with a platform

20 September, 2021 | seen 99
Okatse Canyon is another breathtaking landmark in beautiful Georgia. The main tourist attraction at Okatse canyon probably is the 780 m long hanging cliff trail with the 20m long platform at the trail end, hanging above the canyon and…

Kinchkha Waterfall in Georgia

16 September, 2021 | seen 106
Kinchkha Waterfall is located in Georgia near the village of Kinchkha, some 300km away or 4h 30m drive from Tbilisi / or about 55km 1h20m drive from Kutaisi. The waterfall is located in the river gorge of Okatse (Satsikvilo) at 843 meters…

Martvili Canyon

9 September, 2021 | seen 40
Martvili Canyon is a picturesque landmark of water and rocks, located some 50km west of Kutaisi, Georgia. It is located 5 km from the town of Martvili, and 2 km from the village of Gachedili (which gave the canyon its other name, Gachedili…

Phoka Nunnery in Georgia

7 September, 2021 | seen 59
Phoka – a village in Georgia, In the municipality of Ninotsminda, Samtskhe-Javakheti region, on the shores of Lake Paravani, with an altitude of 2080 meters above sea level. Distance to Ninotsminda – 28 Km, to Tbilisi – 128 Km. Phoka…

Ampelo Resort Kardenakhi

26 August, 2021 | seen 97
Ampelo Resort is located in the Kardanaki village some 2 hour drive from the Tbilisi. Reosrt feature a restaurant, bar, a shared lounge, and a garden. There is an outdoor / infiniti pool, but at the time we visited this place it seemed the…

Abano Mineral Lake Natural Monument

19 August, 2021 | seen 120
Abano Mineral Lake Natural Monument is a small lake in Kazbegi Municipality in Truso valley on the left bank of Terek River, to the east of the village Abano at 2,127 m above sea level. First discovered back in Summer of 2021, during the…

Gveleti Small Waterfalls

5 August, 2021 | seen 156
Gveleti waterfalls are located in the region of  Kazbegi region near the small village Gveleti. Outdoor lovers and hikers will enjoy this little waterfall a lot . I first discovered this place at the end of July 2021, during a weekend trip…

Terek Valley Viewpoint

3 August, 2021 | seen 94
Terek Valley viewpoint is located along the Georgian military road, close to the border with Russia. Maybe not as impressive as Georgia - Russia Friendship monument located near the Gudauri, still, if you happen to be in this area of the…

Truso Valley

26 July, 2021 | seen 105
 Truso Valley is known for its mineral water springs, white/yellow travertines, mineral lake with bubbles, towers of middle ages, -most notably Zakagori castle, villages on a very high altitude such as Resi (2350m), tasty cheese and…

Khertvisi Fortress

12 July, 2021 | seen 50
Khertvisi fortress is one of the oldest fortresses in Georgia and was functional throughout the Georgian feudal period. It is situated in Khertvisi village of Aspindza Municipality, Southern Georgia, in Meskheti region. The fortress was…

Orbeliani square Tbilisi

9 July, 2021 | seen 29
Autumn feeling or fun with a drone near Oberliani square / Alexander Garden in Tbilisi. (The former and famous Hotel 'London' is located in this area) Music by David Hilowitz - Equilibrium I Cello version

Salty Garden Tavern in Mlashe

8 July, 2021 | seen 108
Salty Garden Tavern is an awesome place located in Mlashe village, some 60 km from the nation's capital Tbilisi near the Bazaleti lake We discovered this place at the end of May 2021 and were surprised to learn that the owner of the tavern…

Restaurant Chiko near Aspindza

5 July, 2021 | seen 49
Restaurant Chiko near Apsindza is one of our best discoveries lately here in Georgia, the restaurant no only offers amazing and spectacular views but it also serves tasty cuisine for a very very affordable prices. First discovered in June…

Hotel Abastumani Residence

28 June, 2021 | seen 187
Located in Abastumani village, this hotel features a shared lounge, garden, BBQ facilities, and free WiFi. Featuring family rooms, this property also provides guests with a terrace. The accommodation provides a 24-hour front desk, room…

Green Cape near Batumi

21 June, 2021 | seen 137
Green cape is one of the most beautiful places in Georgia, located just some 9 km outside of Batumi.  Batumi Botanical Garden is located within Green Cape's picturesque setting. You can reach Green cape from Batumi by a taxi or bus.…

Hotel Dalis Mta

14 June, 2021 | seen 106
Hotel Dalis Mta is located some 35 kilometers from the Dedoplitskaro town, right next to the Dalis Mta water reservoir in the Chachuna managed area. We had a chance to stay here overnight at the start of June 2020, as the trip was…

Hilton Batumi Hotel Review

8 June, 2021 | seen 111
Located in the centre of Batumi, just 200 m from the Black Sea coast, Hilton Batumi is a pet-friendly 5-star hotel offering a modern interior design and high-quality facilities. Dolphinarium is 300 m from the hotel and Europe Square is 900…

Zedazeni monastery

6 May, 2021 | seen 222
Zedazeni Monastery is a Georgian Orthodox monastery, located on the Zedazeni mountain the hills of Saguramo, northeast to Mtskheta, and to the east side of the Aragvi River. There is a pretty steep but good-quality road heading to the…

Admiral Fish Restaurant near Birtvisi / Algeti

29 April, 2021 | seen 216
Admiral Fish restaurant is located near Birtvisi canyon literally on Algeti river. We discovered this place a few years ago while hiking at Birtvisi canyon and have returned ever since, They have both a restaurant and fish farm on site,…

Husky MotoPark in Tbilisi

22 April, 2021 | seen 151
Husky moto park is located on the left side of Tbilisi - Kojori highway, not reaching Mtatsminda. I had a chance to spend some 20 minutes at Husky moto park and filming Enduro ride with DJI Drone Active track (unfortunately I failed), so I…

Aparani Church / Martkopi

5 April, 2021 | seen 55
Aparani Church of Saint George, Martkopi is located on Vaziani-Martkopi-Norio road, some 30 km from Tbilisi. Our must-go destination for apple twigs around Easter time. Seems this area is nice for some barbeque too. Here is some info I…