When the weather gets warm and trees start to bloom, Georgia slowly starts to get tourists from all over the world. The possibilities of exploring the region are extensive; however, you might not be able to hike in the country to visit remote villages just yet. So, it’s better to stick to the cities and towns. Here’s a list of best things to see and do in Georgia during your spring vacation.
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Explore the historic sights in Tbilisi
Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia, is the perfect place to start your vacation. History and culture buffs will find the city quite interesting as it perfectly combines the two. Visitors can admire the harmonious blend of modern and ancient architecture, while strolling its cobblestone streets. Walk through the old town called Abanotubani, visit the Narikala fortress for amazing views of the district and river Mtkvari, and walk up to the Mother of Georgia statue that overlooks the whole city. For more picturesque views of Tbilisi, pay a visit to Mtatsminda, where you can enjoy warm weather at a theme park and a beverage of your choice at the Funicular cafe.
Walk in the Botanical Garden
Tbilisi Botanical Garden is a great place to unwind from your walks in the old town. The garden becomes really beautiful starting at the end of April, when trees start to blossom. Spread across the 128 hectares of land, the garden features more than 3,500 kinds of plants, both from the country and the world. Here, you can explore various pavilions, a few waterfalls, mounting bridges, and more.
The territory of the current Tbilisi Botanical Garden used to belong to a royal garden back in the day. However, it transformed into a series of arboretums over the decades. The estimated date of its foundation is 1845, making it one of the oldest botanical gardens from the post-Soviet era.
Pay a visit to the former capital of Georgia
Mtskheta is the former capital of Georgia and one of the oldest cities in the country. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the city is relatively small, making for a perfect day-trip from Tbilisi.
Praised for its many Christian sites, the city is known to be one of the religious centers of the Georgian Orthodox Church. Svetitskoveli Cathedral and Jvari Monastery are the main sights you’ll want to visit here. The first is an example of medieval Georgian religious architecture, and it is adorned with beautiful frescoes. Jvari Monastery, located on the hill overlooking Mtskheta, is believed to be the place where St. Nino, one of the men who brought Christianity to the country, installed a wooden cross during the forth century.