Take a chunk of Eastern Europe and infuse for centuries with a pinch of Middle Eastern influence and a sprinkling of Byzantine beauty.
Conveniently close, yet tantalisingly different, Georgia lies between Turkey and Russia on the shores of the Black Sea. With an intricate history confounded by its position on the crossroads between Europe and Asia, there’s a fascinating cultural heritage to uncover. Its well-read population are famed for their hospitality and the food combines an exotic blend of flavours.
Known as the ‘balcony of Europe,’ Georgia’s glorious upland scenery mellows into gentle vine-clad valleys around Kakheti, producing some world-class wines. Contrast the dynamic capital of Tbilisi with remote villages hidden amongst the peaks of the Caucasus, and the buzzing beaches of the Black Sea... One thing’s for sure – this intriguing country has plenty to explore.
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