7 fascinating things about Georgia

  1. It’s not actually called “Georgia”  and that’s a good place to start. Contrary to popular belief, Georgians know their homeland as “Sakartvelo”.

  2. It’s one of the loftiest nations in Europe. Which means stunning scenery, restorative mountain air and excellent skiing.

  3. It has one of Europe’s oldest cities. That city is Kutaisi, in western Georgia, which dates as early as the second millennium BC.

  4. The world’s second deepest cave “Krubera” is in Georgia and its 7,200 ft. deep, that takes about 27 days to reach the bottom of the cave.

  5. UNESCO world heritage sites in the country including the city of Mtskheta, a huge cathedral complex of Bagrati and Gelati and the mountainous region of Svanety.

  6. Europe’s highest settlement in Georgia – Ushguli (Svanety), has a wide collection of ancient villages situated at about 2,100 meters (6,900 ft) above sea level.

  7. It’s one of the most ecologically diverse countries in the world as there are climate zones that are ranging from alpine to subtropical and semi-desert.