Georgia welcomes visitors with open arms, all the way from the cobbled streets of Tbilisi to the remote pastoral settlements high in the mountains. A country with over 8,000 years of viniculture, and once labelled the vineyard of the Soviet Union, holidays here are made by the sumptuous wines and cuisine that accompany each day; the wine-producing region of Kakheti is a highlight for wine lovers and culture seekers alike.
With Georgia Airways’ new direct flights connecting London with Tbilisi in just under five hours, Georgia is one of the most welcoming and countries you can visit within just a short hop from the UK. Its enticing combination of legendary hospitality, delicious food (think: hot baked cheese bread and hearty vegetable stews) and an abundance of superb, locally-produced wines, have long escaped the attention of UK tourists. As more and more visitors will begin to take notice of this charming Caucasus nation with the introduction of direct flights, there’s never been a better time to plan your visit.
Georgia is also home to one of the region’s fascinating breakaway states; Abkhazia. Cross the Georgia-Abkhazia border to discover a region that’s declared itself independent. Completely untouched by western tourism, home to crumbling towns, Black Sea beaches, forested valleys and remote villages, this is an off-the-beaten-track travel experience like no other. Click here to find out more about Abkhazia.