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Living Conditions |
Different Forms of Tourism
The historical monuments of Mtskheta, or Upper Svaneti, the village of Ushguli.
Georgia is one of the most ancient nations in the world; it has several sites which are listed UNESCO World Heritage sites, such as: the Cathedral of Bagrati and the Gelati monastery, the historical monuments of Mtskheta, or Upper Svaneti.
National Park of Borjomi - Kharagauli, Kolkheti National Park, Tusheti National Park.
Cathedral of Bagrati and the Gelati monastery, the Jvari monastery, the cathedral of Svetitskhoveli.
Georgia has long been a nation of spas; you can find spas in Tskhaltubo, Abastumani, Tsagveri, Tsumi or Java.
The western part of Georgia is on the Black Sea. The Georgian coast is renowned for its beaches covered with palm trees and eucalyptus.
- Winter Sports
You can ski in the resorts of Gudauri and Bakuriani.
- Outdoor Activities
Canoeing, hiking, jet-skiing.
Caucasian carpets, Georgian wine, chacha (a liqueur), kinzhal (a Georgian knife).
Health and Safety
- Health Precautions
There are no vaccination requirements for short stays; however, for a long stay, an anti-rabies vaccination is strongly advised. There is a risk of malaria (P. vivax exclusively) from July to October in the South East of the country.
You are advised to avoid eating raw or undercooked foods, and to drink only bottled or filtered water.
- For Further Information on Safety Conditions
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Time Difference and Climate
- Time and Time Difference
It is %T:%M %A In T'bilisi (GMT+3 (in winter), GMT+4 (in summer))
- Summer Time Period
From June to September.
Map of the Time Zone
- Type of Climate
There is great diversity in Georgia's climate. The western part is humid and subtropical, while the eastern part has a continental climate characterized by quite cold winters and hot summers. The temperature ranges between 0 and 5°C in winter, and between 30 and 35° in summer. The coldest month is January. May and June are the wettest months.
- Hotel reservation websites
Climate in Georgia
Average Annual Temperatures and Rainfall
- Food Specialties
Foreign visitors usually like khachapuri which is a quiche filled with slightly salted cheese, and muzhuzi which is a dish of boiled pigs' trotters with vinegar. You should also taste kharcho which is a mutton and rice soup.
Georgia is the oldest wine producing region in the world. It is worth mentioning mukhuzani, tetra (the yellow color of straw), tsinandali and teliani.
- Dietary Restrictions
There are no dietary restrictions in the country.
- Domestic Currency
- ISO Code
- To Obtain Domestic Currency
The Georgian Lari (GEL) = 100 tetri.
Notes: GEL 100, 50, 20, 10, 5, 1. Coins: 50, 20, 10, and 5 tetri.
- Possible Means of Payment
Foreign currency can be exchanged for Georgian Laris at banks and in bureaux de change.
- Official Language
Note: Abkhaz is the official language in Abkhazia.
- Other Languages Spoken
Russian 9%, Armenian 7%, Azeri 6%, Others 7%.
- Business Language
Russian and English.
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Latest Update: September 2023