In everyday life, there are no dress codes in Georgia. However, when you enter a church or monastery, please note the following: Men should wear long pants, women should cover their knees and shoulders. Such garments, e.g. a cloth that you tie up, you can borrow in most churches for free.
Although meat is a central element of Georgian cuisine, vegetarians are in good hands in Georgia. The reason lies in the diversity of Georgian cuisine. The following specialties are all vegetarian:
- Tomato and cucumber salad with or without walnuts (the classic appetizer)
- Beetroot salad with tqemali (sour-hot sauce made of cooked cherry prunes, including coriander, dill and garlic)
- Nigvzinai badrijani (eggplant rolls filled with walnut paste)
- Jonjoli (salad from the sprouts of the Jonjoli shrub, in English Caucasian bladdernut)
- Pkhali (finely chopped spinach, sometimes also beetroot, eggplant or cabbage)
- Lobio (beans in clay pot)
- Lobiani (bean paste filled pate)
- Khachapuri (Georgian classic: cheese-filled or topped, pizza-like bread)
- Khinkali (dumplings, classically filled with meat, but also available with mushroom or potato filling)
- Shilaplavi (Georgian 'risotto' with mushrooms)
- Tarkhunis Ghvezeli (tarragon pie)
- Mkhlovani (pate stuffed with herbs)
- Mchadi (cornbread, delicious with the different Georgian cheeses)
- Ajapsandali (steamed eggplant with tomatoes)
- Paprika stuffed with walnuts
- Ghomi (traditional Samegrelo dish, cornmeal and cheese)
- Baked mushrooms with Sulguni cheese
- Churchkhela (dessert made of nuts threaded onto a thread, covered with a couverture of thickened grape juice)
Georgia has very liberal entry conditions. Citizens of the following countries can enter Georgia without a visa:
- Czech Republic
- New Zealand
- Russian Federation
- United Kingdom
- United States of America
Alle Angaben ohne Gewähr. Bitte informiere dich vor der Buchung einer Reise bei deiner Botschaft resp. deinem Konsulat über die aktuell gültigen Visabestimmungen für Georgien.
In Georgia the basic language is Georgian. Georgian belongs to the South Caucasian language family and is not related to any single Indo-European language (English, German, Russian, Persian). So, you will not understand anything.
The younger people usually speak good English, especially in the cities. With older people who went to school during the Soviet era, communication in Russian is possible.
Yes, very simple. Georgians are outgoing and curious. Often, they will approach you on their own and ask where you come from. In Georgian culture, every guest is considered a gift from God. Therefore, it may well be that someone invites you spontaneously to your home. Georgians have always time for a chat. Therefore, you can always go to the locals and talk to them. They will be pleased.
Georgia is lin the time zone UTC+4, which means that the local time is +4 hours compared with the Universal Time. Georgia is in the same time zone as Armenia, Azerbaijan, the United Arab Emirates and Oman.
Georgia does not utilize the daylight saving time, which was disestablished in 2014.
The Georgians often call their country the balcony of Europe. Geographically Georgia is located between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea between Europe and Asia.
In the west Georgia borders on the Black Sea, in the south-west on Turkey, in the south on Armenia and in the east on Azerbaijan. In the north the Greater Caucasus mountain range separates Georgia from Russia. Georgia borders on the Russian republics Dagestan, Chechnya, Ingushetia, North Ossetia Alania, Kabardino-Balkaria, Karachay-Cherkessia and the Krasnodar region.
Georgia's national borders and their length:
- Russia: 894 km
- Azerbaijan: 428 km
- Turkey: 273 km
- Armenia: 219 km
Georgia's Black Sea coast is 310 km long.
- 90% Christian
- 10% Muslim
It is surprising and pleasing how peaceful the various religious communities live together in this small country.
MyCaucasus draws upon many years of experience in travelling Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia. In order to provide our guests with a professional service and to offer high-quality tours and trips, we only focus on those destinations in the Caucasus region.
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For thousands of years, the Georgians fought their enemies with their swords and gave cordiality and warmth to their friends. Immerse yourself in this unique culture.
Georgia is also culturally extremely diverse. Twenty-six different ethnic groups live in the small Caucasus republic, where apart from Georgian also Megrelian, Swan, Lasish, Abkhazian and various other languages are spoken. They all belong to the Caucasian language family and are therefore neither related to Russian nor to Turkish or Persian. Lead more about the Georgian language in our blog article «Why Georgian and Russian are not related».
Among the most important cultural achievements are the Georgian dances and the polyphonic songs unique in the world. This music has developed independently of Europe and Russia, has its own music system and its own pitches. Unlike in Europe, the halftone is not the smallest interval, but the eighth note. This gives Georgian music an incredible depth and a vast range of expressive possibilities.
A special significance has the dining and drinking culture. For Georgians, every guest is a gift from God. And so, they consider it a great honor to receive guests and to celebrate with them.
Interested in more? Read our blog article about «10 surprising facts about Georgia».
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Tours and trips in Georgia
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Georgia travel infos
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Georgia in photos
8'000 years old Kvevri winemaking tradition
One of the most dangerous roads in the world
Mountain village in Khevsureti
Train near Chiatura in Imereti
Cable car built in the 50ies
Monastery near Azeri border
Ancient rock-hewn town in Kartli region
Winery in Kakheti region
Sulfur baths in Abanotubani
Bridge of Peace
Old town district
Chronicles of Georgia monument
Picturesque village in Kakheti
Beatutiful sunset in Kakheti
A man selling his products at the market
View over the Black Sea
Stephan Frey (Switzerland)
Skiing in Gudauri and Mestia was great. The snow is great, and the vast landscape is unique. We will be back.
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Simon Stahl (USA)
We had a great group. I still have contact with all six. We have already agreed that we will come back next year. Then it will be a wine tour through Kakheti.
Sylvana Flores (USA)
I will never forget our trip through the mountains of Tusheti. The landscape was unique, though the absolute highlights were the warm encounters with the locals.
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