Georgia from Bird’s Eye View...

An amazing cluster of cultures, religions, fascinating landscapes and ancient history- Georgia is a country where everyone can find something to his liking - from snowy peaks to subtropical shores, from deserts to lush forests, from modern cities to remote villages. Georgia’s complicated but rich history has given it a fascinating cocktail of influences from Turkey, Russia, Persia, Central Asia and beyond, with a wonderful heritage of its own culture, architecture and art. The country is abundant in flora and fauna; its moderate climate, fertile soil, and numerous mineral sources developed ecological, wildlife, botanical, spa and balneological tourism. Georgia has year-round attractions for tourists, including snowy mountains perfect for alpine skiing, seaside resorts with a rich cultural heritage, remarkable churches and charming ancient villages in the heart of the Europe's oldest vineyards. almost half a million hectares of Protected Areas (country’s 7%),  scenic landscapes and bio-diversity, make it possible to arrange a wide range of tours in mountains and offer some of the best trekking, hiking and climbing destinations/routes. With its ancient viniculture, mouthwatering dishes, folklore, local crafts, unique language and customs, Georgia is famed for its traditions of hospitality and cuisine. Appealing accommodation for all budgets is available across the country and even the most remote mountainous areas with wildlife and nomadic lifestyle are safely and readily accessible for travelers, by foot, horse or vehicle.  Country’s tourism potential include wide range of activities and opportunities such as trekking, bird watching, hiking, climbing, horseback riding, fishing,  extreme and winter sports, Spa, Mineral Waters, hunting, wine and gourmet tourism, cultural heritage, national reserves, caves and karsts, ecotourism, leisure, nightlife, speleological, archeological, cultural, architectural and ethnological tourism etc. 

Country                         Georgia
Capital                           Tbilisi
Population                      4 394 000 
Area                              69, 700 sq.km
Language                      Georgian (state)
Religion                          Georgian Orthodox, Catholic, Gregorian, Islam, Jewish

Government                   Semi-Presidential Republic
Currency                        Lari (GEL) 1 USD=1.66 GEL  1EURO=2.13 GEL   
Flag                                
Time                               +4 hrs GMT              
Climate                           The climate is dry and continental in eastern Georgia with hot summers and mild winters. 
                                      The climate in western Georgia and on the Black Sea coast is warm and semitropical.

Airport                           Tbilisi International Airport, Batumi International Airport                                                       
Main towns                   Tbilisi (1,1 mln) Kutaisi (190,100) Batumi  (122,100)    Sukhumi (60,000)                  
High Peaks                    Shkhara (5201m) Kazbegi (5047m) Ushba (4700m)
Main Rivers                    Mtkvari (400km in Georgia) Alazani (390km in Georgia) Rioni (327km)
Main Lakes                    The biggest - Paravani 37.5 sq. km  
                                       
The deepest - Ritsa (101m)
Electricity                       220 V, 50 Hz. two round-pin plugs are used

Visa information:  The following nations can travel to Georgia without a visa for up to 360 days:  EU members, Great Britain, Switzerland, Norway, Japan, Israel, Canada, The USA, Australia, Monaco, Republic of Korea, Croatia, Argentina, Mexico, Iceland,  UAE, Kuwait, Singapore, New Zealand, Chile. Citizens of Russian Federation can stay in Georgia up to 90 days without visa.

International airlines operating in Georgia: Georgian Airways; Turkish Airlines; KLM; Lufthansa; Alitalia; FlyGeorgia; Flydubai; Belavia; Aerosvit Airlines;  Czech Airlines;  AZAL ; bmi;  Ukraine International;  Air Astana; Qatar Airways; China Southern; Ural Airlines; Pegasus Airlines;  LOT; S7 Airlines; airBaltic