The Safest Destination in Europe
With stunning mountain ranges, picturesque valleys, vibrant market scene and the fact that it is still relatively an unknown vacation destination, Georgia in Europe, is gaining popularity slowly and surely. Whether you are a solo traveler, travelling with your partner or with kids; Georgia in Europe should be on the top of your bucket list. Georgia is full of variety of places to see and is blessed with pleasant climate throughout the year.
Tbilisi is the capital and the largest city of Georgia, lying on the banks of the Kura River with a population of approximately 1.5 million people.It is the administrative, economic and cultural heart of georgia.
Georgian (ქართული ენა, translit. kartuli ena, pronounced [kʰɑrtʰuli ɛnɑ]) is a Kartvelian language spoken by Georgians. It is the official language of Georgia. Georgian is written in its own writing system, the Georgian script.
According to a 2014 census, 83.4% of the Georgian population identified themselves as Eastern Orthodox Christian, 10.7% Muslim, 3.9% Armenian Apostolic, and 0.5% Catholic. Orthodox churches serving other non-Georgian ethnic groups, such as Russians and Greeks, are subordinate to the Georgian Orthodox Church.
The climate of Georgia is mild and rainy on the coast and in the western plain, while it is more continental and arid in the central and eastern inland areas. In the mountains, it is obviously colder. Summer : from +27 °C till +35 °C, Winter : from +8 °C till - 10 °C, in Mountain it goes till – 15 - 20 °C .
Georgia covers a territory of 69,700 square kilometres (26,911 sq mi), and its 2017 population is about 3.718 million. Georgia is a unitary parliamentary republic, with the government elected through a representative democracy. Ethnic Georgians account for 84% of the population, with other ethnicities including Armenians, Greeks, Russians, Jews, Azerbaijanis, Ossetians, and Abkhazians. All citizens have equal rights and responsibilities and enjoy full national equality.
The official currency in Georgia is Lari , abbreviated GEL. Money may be exchanged in all banks, airports and private exchange offices. Exchange rate for 1 EUR is around 3.32 , for 1 USD is around 2.94 . Cash may be taken from ATMs installed in all major malls, bank branch offices and in public places 365 days in year, 24 hours a day. Cell phone cards with internet charging is possible to purchase from airport arrivel terminals, and in many places in the city. American Express,Visa, Master Card are widely accepted in shops,hotels and restaurants.
In the last few years Georgia has been inching closer to the West, becoming an “aspiring country” to NATO and expressing a desire to become a member state of the EU. Georgians can travel to EU countries without Visa for 90 days.
It is controlled by government, there is special municipality police who can give you fine any time while you throw even cigarettes. If you are threw on street fine – 120 Gel , If you threw from car 200 Gel, if from bus – 500 Gel.
When it comes to Georgian traditional drinks, every single person will name wine or chacha. Chacha (Georgian: ჭაჭა ch'ach'a [tʃʼɑtʃʼɑ]) is a Georgian pomace brandy, a clear and strong (ranging between 40% alcohol for commercially produced to 65% for home brew), which is sometimes called "vine vodka", "grape vodka", or "Georgian vodka/grappa". It is made of grape pomace (grape residue left after making wine).
The Most Common Georgian Wines
Is a white wine made from a combination of Rkatsiteli and Mtsvane grapes from the micro-zones of Kvareli and Telavi in the Kakheti region.
Tvishi is a naturally semi-sweet white wine made from the Tsolikauri grape.
Alaznis Veli is a white semi-sweet wine made by mixing Rkatsiteli, Tsolikauri, Tetra, and other grape varietals grown in Western and Eastern parts of the country. The wine has a straw color and a harmonious taste.
Mukuzani, a dry red wine made from only Saperavi grapes grown in Mukuzani and Kakheti, is matured for three years in oak to give it flavor and complexity. It is one of the best dry red wines made from Saperavi.
Kindzmarauli is a high-quality naturally semi-sweet wine with a dark red color and is made from Saperavi grapes grown on the slopes of the Caucasian mountains in the Kvareli district, in the Kakheti region.
Khikhvi is a white dessert wine made from the Khikhvi grape cultivated in Kardanakhi, which has been producing wine in Georgia since 1924. The wine is an amber color and has a delicate taste.
Akhasheni is a naturally semi-sweet red wine produced from the Saperavi grape cultivated in Kakheti. The dark pomegranate color wine has a velvety taste with a chocolate character.
Khvanchkara, a high-end, naturally semi-sweet red wine is the blend of Mudzhuretuli and Alexandria grape varietals grown in the Khvanchkara vineyards in Racha. The wine has well-balanced tannins with a raspberry flavor. This dark ruby color wine is one of the most famous Georgian semi-sweet wines.
1. Vegitarian food is very common in Georgian cuisine because Georgians have fasting in the year more than 90 days , where they shoul eat only vegan food.
2. Halal food also is in Georgian cuisine because they have the same style of cutting Animal as Muslims.
3. There is sea food in western part of Georgia beside black see.
4. pork also very popular, they have a lot of dishes with it.
Georgian greeting is with the common handshake. But if you meet with the friends, they can hug you and kiss you on the cheek.
1. How To Get Georgian Visa?
The visa policy of Georgia became very liberal, allowing citizens of 98 countries to enter, reside, work and study in Georgia without the necessity to obtain either visa or residence permit. In addition, Georgian Government approved the list of 50 countries whose visa and/or residence permit holders may enter Georgia without a visa for an appropriate period and under appropriate conditions. Now on the screen you will see the List of Countries whose
Citizens may Enter Georgia without Visa for 1 (One) Full Year (Unless Otherwise Noted):
check your country if is in this list bellow
2. How can I get a Georgia visa? Which are procedures for obtaining a Georgian visa?
If you checked this list and didn’t find your country, it means you need a visa, but don’t worry, because the procedure is very easy and takes just a bit of your attention and time. You can apply for the visa in Georgian Embassy or Consular Office in your country. There are 5 types of visa: Diplomatic (A) Special (B) Ordinary (C) Immigration (D) Transit (T) If you are planning to come to Georgia as a tourist it is better to choose Ordinary (C) visa.
There are Shirt-term and long-term visas. Shirt – term visa can be valid from 30 to 90 calendar days during a period of 180 days. Once you visited Georgia you can easily apply for long-term multi-entrance visa.
3. Can I get Georgian Visa on-line?
E-VISA PORTAL – the easiest way to get permit of entry. So, you need to fulfill a visa application through the e-VISA PORTAL, You can do it here: https://www.geoconsul.gov.ge As soon as you do it, you will receive the message with confirmation to your e-mail address ( that you will indicate in the visa application) and the steps of the payment for visa. Usually it takes from 3 to 30 minutes. The state duty shall be paid within 5 hours after the message received on the e-mail address is confirmed. Done!
4. How long it takes to get Georgian Visa?
After visa application you need to wait from 10 to 30 days. The fastest way is the visa application is submitted through the e-VISA PORTAL) - which takes only 5 working days.
Georgia is situated at the junction of Asia and Europe. This country shows a combination of diversity and uniqueness. It welcomes its visitors with Black Sea coastline, curative climate, national parks, Caucasus mountain range, mineral waters, delicious cuisine, rich culture, UNESCO Heritage Sites and popular Georgian hospitality.
The crime rate in Georgia is reported to be very low and is exactly why it has made it to eighth place in the safest countries in the world list. Apart from its safety measures, the attractions in the county are incredible. Right from Tbilisi’s old town architecture to its sparkling beaches and nightlife drives people to visit this country every year. The establishment of professional laws reduces the overall crime rates in different cities of Georgia. The best thing is that it increases one’s standard of living.
Till now the covid-19 cases in Georgia only 801 and from this amount 625 were recovered, therefore WHO announces Georgia as one of the safest countries of eastern Europe.