Georgia in detail

Georgia is known for

Mountains

Mt Kazbek Climbing this impressive peak overlooking the town of Stepantsminda is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Svaneti Georgia's most breathtaking mountain scenery can be found in this mysterious region where time stands still.

Tusheti Just getting to this summer-only region is an incredible drive along a single-track road.

Bakuriani This easily accessible mountain town is a great base for walking in the Lesser Caucasus.

Churches

Gelati Monastery This Unesco World Heritage site has some fabulous frescoes and a gorgeous location.

Davit Gareja One of the holiest sites in Georgia, a day trip to this remote cave monastery is an unmissable experience.

Vardzia Set in a stunning valley, this 12th-century monastery is one of Georgia's most impressive sights.

Tsminda Sameba Church This incredible monastery is perched high on a hillside towering over the town of Stepantsminda.

Hiking

Shavi Kldeebis Tba This superb three-day circular hike in Lagodekhi takes you to a gorgeous mountain lake.

Mestia–Ushguli Trek Georgia's most popular hike is this four-day epic through Svaneti staying in traditional village guesthouses.

Juta to Roshka You'll trek over the Chauki Pass and past the Abudelauri lakes on this two-day adventure.

Truso Valley This wonderful day trek takes you through ancient villages to the hilltop Zakagori Fortress.

History

Georgian National Museum Georgia's superb main museum has an incredible collection that will fascinate any history buff.

Stalin Museum Expect little coverage of the gulag and the purges at this nevertheless compelling Gori museum.

Uplistsikhe Discover this huge and ancient pre-Christian cave city with its spectacular riverside position.

Svaneti History & Ethnography Museum Mestia's excellent museum has an unparalleled display of medieval Svan religious art.