10 interesting things to know before you travel to Georgia

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According to research, the number of tourism in Georgia has increased over 5.1% as of February 2019. There was an approximate 553, 644 tourists in Georgia just over the past year alone!

Most people travel to Georgia and only know about the main attractions and follow the tourist traps, which means that they only get to see a small portion of what this beautiful and culturally-rich country has to offer.

If you are going to travel to Georgia, there are some interesting facts that you should know first, in order to say you have seen and experienced it all!

However, it can be hard to discover the unique charm of Georgia without being drawn to the main touristy areas.

That’s exactly why we wrote this article, keep on reading to learn the coolest travel tips, cultural experiences, foods, and unique attractions for when you travel to Georgia.

Let’s get started!

  1. There Are Over 12 000 Historical Monuments

From Fort Pulaski to the Georgia Guidestones, there are no shortages of historical monuments to ponder upon.

  1. Get Ready to Gain a Couple Pounds

The cuisine is so diverse, from meat dishes to delicious pastries, there is something for everyone!

  1. Bring Your Hiking Shoes

If you are an active traveler, Georgia’s Caucasus mountains are the place for you. The highest peak Shkara mountain stands at 5,086 meters above sea level.

  1. Learn Some Georgian

Not many people in Georgia speak English in rural areas. Learning a few phrases of the local language will help to get you through many scenarios as you travel to Georgia. The main language is Georgian, although the Russian language is still spoken well among the older generation.

  1. Get Ready to Be Treated Well

There is a common belief amongst Georgians that a guest is a gift from God. You will see this amongst most Georgians that you meet.

  1. Gratuity is Optional

Most restaurants and cafes already have 10-15 percent gratuity included in the bill, and others do not. Look carefully and tip as you see fit.

  1. Bring Some Snacks and Entertainment for Travel

It is not uncommon to have your bus break down in Georgia, nor is it uncommon to be stuck in traffic for a long time. Bringing a backup of snacks and something to read is essential for Georgian travel.

  1. Visit the Museums

There are over 150 museums in the country of Georgia, and each one offers something spectacular and unique for culture and history. Make sure when you travel to Georgia that you spare some time for a few museums.

  1. Rich in History

Georgia has several UNESCO world heritage sites, including the ancient capital city of Mtskheta, the mountains of Svaneti, and the incredible cathedrals of Gelati and Bagrati.

  1. Get Your Nature Fix

Georgia is one of the most ecologically diverse countries in the world, there are many different climates due to the mountain regions, semi-desert, and semi-tropical settings. You could find animals such as Lynxes, Leopards, bears, many birds, and more.

If you are into extreme outdoor sports, then traveling in Georgia is the perfect place for you, there is white water rafting, skiing, snowboarding, climbing, trekking, mountain biking, and many other activities to satisfy your adrenaline thirst

Learn More About Planning Your Travel to Georgia

There is so much to see and do when you travel to Georgia, so hopefully, this list helps you to discover the fun and unique experiences that this beautiful country has to offer.

If you would like to learn more, check out Georgia tour itineraries in this handy source for travelers!

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