Kazbegi is definitely worth a visit. At 5,047 meters above sea level, Kazbegi Mountain (or Mkinvartsveri) is the third highest mountain in Georgia. There are many guesthouses where locals are happy to treat you like family, rustic and beautiful with views of the mountains, and often the picturesque Gergeti Trinity Church.

Gergeti Trinity Church, also known as Tsminda Sameba Church, towering over the city at a height of 2170m. The complex includes Holy Trinity Cathedral, constructed in the XIV century. You can hike up to the complex in about two hours, hire a driver, or even rent a horse! It’s better if you hike up, you may enjoy with magnificent view. When you reach the church, you’ll be able to take the most beautiful photos ever.

You should also visit Sno Valley Juta town. It's a long and pretty scary way but really worth it. For visiting Kazbegi you should take a Jeep. View FSTA Cars Jeeps.

Truso Valley is another favorite hiking destination in Kazbegi.

You may also hike further into the mountains via a path starting behind the ridge to the start of the Gergeti Glacier (at 3000m).
Kayaking in  Tergi river will be a great unforgettable experience. Paragliding is also possible.

There are 4 waterfalls, 2 in Arsha-Pansheti and 2 in Gveleti.

There are few restaurants in the town, Rooms Hotel is very famous in Georgia with its’ quality, high service and great view.

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How to entertain in Georgia?
In Georgia there are several dates you should know about. “Tbilisoba” is celebrated in Tbilisi in the end of October and lasts two days.

The festival features open-air concerts of traditional music and dancing and various cultural events, centered on Old Tbilisi. Beyond celebrating the city's past and present, people from all over Georgia represent their region at the fair of the harvest and Rtveli.

You may taste different food and wine from different parts of Georgia. If you plan to visit Georgia in autumn don’t miss the chance to celebrate “Tbilisoba” with us.

Tbilisi Open-Air - International Music Festival is held in Tbilisi from 2009. After that the festival is organized each year and is widely considered as the biggest music festival in Caucasus region. The festival mainly maintains several-day outdoor event format. It usually lasts 3 days and you may buy ticket for all three days or buy by each day, depends on you. Buying all three days ticket is cheaper.

As the organizers of Tbilisi Open Air clarify, the defining idea behind the festival is freedom. This is freedom from stress, clichés, social controls, freedom to create and express, freedom to experience what is valued by every single one of us as individuals.

There are several Night Clubs in Tbilisi, most known are: “Khidi”, “Mtkvari”, “Bassiani”, “Spacehall”. It’s better to get there on events, held by famous DJ’s.

Georgia’s most important place is in Shekvetili, near Batumi “Black Sea Arena” it’s a new place with unlimited possibilities and impressive events is already marked on Georgian map. Black Sea Arena offers high standards with excellent performance. Design, location and atmosphere will fascinate every tourist. Arena is equipped with best technologies, acoustic is perfect. It has already received world famous stars: Scorpions; Aerosmith. And the upcoming events are with performance of: Elton John; Goran Bregovic.

“Mtskhetoba” is held in Mtskheta 14-th of October. A lot of people including Georgians da tourists come and are entertained by traditional dancing, live music, demonstrations of traditional crafts and locally made food and crafts. You definitely should visit Mtskheta and enjoy its festival. “Tbilisoba” and “Mtskhetoba” is the best way to find out more about Georgian culture.

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Vardzia  is a cave monastery site in southern Georgia, 30 kilometres from Aspindza. It is 1,5 hours driving from Borjomi, approximately in 70 km from Borjomi city. You may choose one of FSTA Cars and take a tour on your own or with driver. See the link of FSTA Cars.

The caves are very exciting reminding you of Cappadocia in Turkey.

The King Giorgi III, who ruled in 1156 -1184, decided to build a town-fortress to  protecti the land - Akhalkalaki, Khertvisi, Tmogvi, and Mgeltsikhe. He decided to build it not as an ordinary fortress but as a huge fortified military quarter with a permanent large and ready-to-attack garrison.

Giorgi III did not finish the building of Vardzia. The construction was brought to an end by his daughter Queen Tamar.

Vardzia cave complex consists of approximately 600 rooms survived of a total 3 000, cut in the rock and located in five, six, seven and sometimes twelve tiers, which included stables, barracks, bakeries, wine presses and stores.

According to a legend, Queen Tamar had 366 rooms in Vardzia so that enemies could never find out where her bedroom was.

The extended area of Vardzia-Khertvisi has been submitted for future inscription on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Huge cave city carved into sandstone cliffs from the 1100's. Monastery and homes carved into the cliffs. Monks are still in residence and keep at least one Georgian Orthodox chapel open to the public. Lots of open rooms and tunnels through the Cliffside. In the daytime they usually work in the field.

There are lots of paintings, one of those wall paintings portray queen Tamar alongside her uncle Giorgi third. Also Vardzia's paintings represent significant monument of the Georgian monumental painting.

This excursion requires a lot of walking, mostly uphill.  All Georgian loves this too-they are very proud of this attraction.

Vardzia is impressive from the distance and when entering the caves as well. Take the full tour and since this is a round trip (you will not return the same way you climbed).

It is well worth a visit to see how people lived at the time!

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Rabati Fortress
Carefully restored Rabati castle is a beautiful masterpiece. A lot to see! There is even castle within a castle. The castle is the significant part of the region’s cultural heritage. Museum include manuscripts and old printed books (Dating to 11th - 17th cc.), photos, archaeological, numismatic and ethnographic collections, textile collection (rugs and carpets of 19th -20th cc.) as well as collection of ancient inscriptions cut on stone are of high importance. 

Administrative building, Mosque, Ruins of a Medresa (Islamic school) - belong to the Museum.

It has lots of history, and is the most significant restoration project done in Georgia during the last 10 years. It's located about halfway between Borjomi and Vardzia, so it is convenient to visit on the way to Vardzia.

First of all, this castle has been rebuilt from ruins. It's basically brand new. People say this doesn't even look like the original castle plan.

There are church, mosque, synagogue, small park, History Museum, various shops, hotels and civil registry office inside the fortress walls. If you decide to stay there, you may book rooms in a hotel, restaurants and wine shops are also there. You may stay and enjoy its’ beauty, silence and just relax.

The Rabati fortress has excellent view: there are four towers above the walls, where you can go up the winding stairs. Each of them has a wonderful view of Akhaltsikhe and its surroundings, but if this does seem not enough, then you can get to the citadel roof in the western part of the fortress where you get the best ever view.
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National Park for Nature Lovers-Sataplia
Those who are interested in archaeology and history will have a good time exploring the cave. If you plan to go to the Prometheus cave, take another couple of hours and visit also the Sataplia Cave and Nature Reserve. It is quite interesting, and enjoyable. There are so many underground streams and stalactite formations inside. On the entrance of the cave, you can see dinosaur foot prints. After exploring the cave, you can have a nice long walk through the forest, which is very refreshing. 95% of the territory is covered with ancient Colchis type forests.

Sataplia is famous by its rarest and the most beautiful caves. This cave was firstly noticed by Kutaisi museum employee, P. Chabukiani and in 1933, there was found a dinosaur trace.  Sataplia State Nature Reserve was created in 1935.
Sataplia is located in Tskaltubo, Imereti region in 260 km. from Tbilisi, and in 9 km. from the resort Tskaltubo.
Sataplia Cave is named after Sataplia Mountain, which gained its name from the local tradition of collecting honey from the bees. Sataplia means ‘place of honey’.

The Cave is 900 m long, 10 m high and 12 m wide. On the way to the cave you will see dinosaurs! The visitor path through the cave is 314 meters long. The entrance is  made of glass to help ensure a static temperature inside the cave. As said above you may also find reserved Dinosaur Footprints inside the Conservation Building. Sataplia dinosaurs are called “Satapliazaurus” and are different from Europian dinosaurs.

In Sataplia you may find Cafeteria and playing yard for children.

Adult: 6 Gel
Children under 6: free entrance
Working hours: 10:00 - 17:00
Working days: every day except Mondays

If you plan visiting Sataplia, then you should visit also Prometheus Cave, Okatse Canyon and Martvili Canyon. They are very near from each other.
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Okatse Canyon
No doubt one of the most amazing places in Georgia. You’ll be fascinated by beautiful mountains, fields, rivers, waterfalls and canyons! 

It has been recently adapted for tourists. The work took about 2 years (project has started in 2014) and now length of the route around the canyon is about 2 kilometers.

You may walk or take car directly to the bridge, but you will miss fantastic trees along the road and lots of amazing views. The road is not easy, as you have to go up and down following the relief of the area, you’ll get tired but it’s worth it.

As for the bridge, it’s 800 m long, where you are about 50 m above the canyon. None of you should be afraid, as it is safe and cameras are almost everywhere in case of emergency.

When you finally reach the descent, here starts your adventures. Firstly, you have to walk down 544 stairs on the height of 140 m. This is amazing beauty, you may also see the mountain river coming down between the white limestone of the canyon. The stream is very strong and you can here clearly its’ noise.

Finally, when you approach the edge of the observation desk, you may see the whole path you’ve covered. Many people can’t walk the edge but some are brave enough and take amazing photos. You should not miss that chance too.

Okatse Canyon is located near Kutaisi in 42 km, in 260 km from Tbilisi, plan your travel with FSTA Car Rental company to Okatse Canyon and not only. See other blogs, where you may also go near Kutaisi:
Prometheus CaveMartvili Canyon; Sataplia.

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Totally recommended to visit Okatse Canyon for every person who loves nature or extremal sports.
Prometheus Cave
Prometheus  cave is located in western Georgia. It was discovered in  Imereti region in 1984. The cave is one of Georgia’s natural wonders.

The cave is a beautiful and unique, it is surrounded by a beautiful nature. There are 16 halls very differed  from each other. The main path is more than 1 km. The cave is also rich with petrified waterfalls, underground lakes and rivers.  You may walk by foot or by boat with your desire. For the record, Lots of people go there who has asthma problems for therapy.  
The cave is huge, it has wide corridors with 80-100 m. The total length consists of 20,000 m. It has two exits: one of them is through river  by boat and the second one through walking route. 

Prometheus cave is 240 km away from Tbilisi and 40 km from Kutaisi.

Working hours:
From 10:00 to 17:30
Working days: Everyday except Monday

Adult - 10 GEL
Boat - 7 GEL
Civil Marriage Ceremony - 100 GEL

During visiting Prometheus cave you may drive to Martvili canyon too, it is very close. See the blog of Martvili canyon.

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Martvili Canyon
Martvili is located in Samegrelo region of Western Georgia, 280km from Tbilisi.

This place is a relatively short drive from Kutaisi. Beautiful in summer, but can be visited all year long. You will be emazed by wildest nature, purest river and silence. It is great for kids, photography enthusiasts and basically anyone who loves nature. When you enter the park, you can also purchase a boat ride. The ride is very short but beautiful.

Entrance costs 5 gel, boat trip 10 gel per person. There are walking routes in the canyon (around 300-500m). Trip lasts around 15-20 minutes. Walking routes are must and not less impressive than boat trip.
Working hours: from 10 am to 6pm; Everyday except Monday.

Diffidently worth a visit.
You should also visit Okatse Canyon, Prometheus Cave, Sataplia. They are near from each other.

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Georgian Wine
Askaneli Brothers 
The history of the Company began in 19th century, when Antimoz Chkhaidze, the ancestor of the owners of the Company Askaneli Brothers and the initiator of the family business found the cellar in Askana village, the picturesque place in Guria (Western Georgia).

So Askaneli Brothers succeeds more than century of great Georgian traditions and know-how.
Today Askaneli Brothers combines the viticultural traditions of the regions with the most up to date winemaking technology. Traditional Georgian method: natural fermentation from 100% grape juice with no added sugar, exclusive technology ( some recipes had been handed from generation to generation ), modern and very strict control of the manufacturing process, advanced bottling line ensure the highest quality of wine from the Company Askaneli Brothers.
Askaneli Brothers owns 100 hectares of land in Kvareli region, 53 hectares in Eniseli, 40 hectares in Chabukiani, the famous Georgian wine-making regions.

Business is well-organized and working: production, good distribution, considerable share of market. The main countries of business activities are: Azerbaijan, Republic of Belarus, China, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Great Britain, India, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Ukraine.
The Company is able to offer wide range of products:
32 items of white ( dry, naturally semi-sweet, fortified ) and red ( dry, semi-dry, naturally semi-sweet ) wines in glass bottles, souvenir clay bottles and bag-in-boxes, including the exclusive noble wine Askaneli;12 items of Georgian brandies; 4 items of chacha ( Georgian vodka ).

Every name of wine is produced according to definite grape variety, region of growing and the very place of growing. Some grape varieties are not cultivated anywhere else except Georgia and are really rare.
Wines from the Company Askaneli Brothers earned many International awards, prizes and medals for the highest quality.

JSC Bagrationi 1882 is the first specialized company in Georgian producing sparkling wine in Georgia. The Company was founded in 1937. Nowadays Bagrationi 1882 is the leader of sparkling wines market in Georgia.
The name of JSC Bagrationi 1882 is connected to the name of Georgian Kings descendent Ivane Bagrationi –Mukhraneli, who started production of Georgian sparkling wines using French method of second fermentation in bottles in the middle of XIX century. For the first time the production acquired the world-wide acknowledgment in 1882 in Saint-Petersburg where it was awarded the highest prize - Grand Prix on the International Exhibition. 

Nowadays, after 125 years, JSC Bagrationi 1882 is the most popular not only on the local market but throughout the entire Caucasus as well. 

Georgia, located at Black Sea coast, surrounded by the Caucasian mountains, is then native land of winemaking and vineyards. Bagrationi 1882 well acknowledges the responsibility of Georgian wine culture and traditions retaining. Such a high requirement towards the quality of the production is the obvious evidence thereto.
Bagrationi 1882 plant is completely updated and equipped with the advanced Italian installations. Wine champagnization is implemented through bottle as well as reservoir method. 

Along with well-developed material and technical basis Bagrationi 1882 possesses own vineyards within the most prestigious micro zones of Georgia in Imeteri and Kartli regions. 

Experience and contemporary technologies merging is the most favorable precondition for the sparkling wine production with the best, unique taste.

Chateau Mukhrani
In 2003, International Group Marussia Beverages with Georgian partners founded the Château Mukhrani Company. The Group intended to revive the Estate to its former glory and re-establish production at Mukhrani, combining modern and traditional technologies. New Investment Group aims to create strong international brands, which will serve as a profound representative of Georgian wine on the international market.

In 2007, Château Mukhrani is starting to build its modern wine making facility. This is when the Company is joined by the Chief Winemaker Lado Uzunashvili.

The same year 2007, the Company is making its own wine from the grapes harvested in its own vineyards. Vineyards are the key to making the wine exquisite and truly unique. The cellars are adjacent to the vineyards and grapes need max 15 minutes to travel to the processing point.

Teliani Valley
JSC Teliani Valley was founded in 1997 on the basis of “Teliani Winery of Vintage Wines”, which was built in 19th century in Tsinandali, in the neighborhood of Teliani’s vineyards. Tsinandali, due to peculiarities of its soil and microclimate, has always been the center of Georgian viticulture. Here in 1886-1887, at the place of the old wine cellar and winery of Prince Alexander Chavchavadze, a two-storey, 150 thousand-bucket winery was built by the decree of the Russian Emperor’s brother Michael Romanov. In 1891 Mossano, French winemaker from Bordeaux was invited to this cellar.

Mossano worked in Georgia for 9 years. He was first who introduced the European wine making technologies to Georgia from local vines. With his initiative various French grape species were brought to Georgia and cultivated. From all the foreign varieties Cabernet-Sauvignon, cultivated on Teliani Valley appeared to be the best. Mossano made Teliani wine from this grape. He send the first bottle to Emperor in Petersburg. The bottle had white paper attached saying “Cabernet-Sauvignon, From Teliani Valley 1893, Antoin Mossano”.

Emperor’s surrounding liked the wine very much. It was Mossano and wine Teliani, that made famous this small Valley situated on the fertile land of Kakheti. One can find Teliani and other Georgian-French wines and brandy of different harvests in old cellar of Tsinandali…

More than a century has passed from the first harvest of Teliani, legend about Mossano has faded away, however, one thing has remain unchanged, this is Teliani Valley, under the name of which Georgian wine has been produced for more than a century.

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Batumi is located in south-western Georgia, 350 kilometers away from Tbilisi. Batumi is famous with its beauty, illuminated boulevard and palm trees, singing fountains with laser shows, unimaginable upside-down buildings, Georgian traditional and modern restaurants.

For fun, you can visit the night clubs  on the boulevard, where mostly foreign DJ-s play. Among them is "Sector 26".

There is a bike path on the boulevard, you can walk by bike and explore  the coast. Bicycles can be rented  with special cards on terminal. The entire perimeter of the boulevard parking consists of 120 bicycles. Rental fee for an Hour-2 Gel. Cards can be purchased at the Tourist information on the Boulevard.

Private Bike rental is not a problem, you can rent bikes on cash. You can see them in almost every 50 meters. The cost of half an hour is 3-4 Gel, 1 hour- 5 Gel.

Will be great if you visit "Sarpi" in summer, the sea is very clear and  clean there. Sarpi is 19 kilometers away from Batumi and you can get in  there in 30 minutes by car or mini-bus.

If you want to enjoy the attractions, then go to the "Tsitsinatela", which is in 5 kilometers from Kobuleti and you may see it from the road. As for Kobuleti, it is about 30 kilometers from Batumi.

Batumi Sightseeings

Batumi Dolphinarium

If you are staying in Batumi, you should go to the aquarium, which inhabit 60 species of animals. The most notable is the Black Sea’s Shark.  The important part of the aquarium is the Dolphinarium, where many locals and  tourists go.


Batumi Botanical Garden
There is also Botanical Garden in Batumi, spanning over 111 hectares, consists of unique varieties of plants.The garden was founded by Russian scientist Andrey Krasov in 1912 by the principle of the well-known Hanging Gardens of Babylon.There are up to 5,000 different plants in the garden, including those from Mexico, Australia and the Himalayas.

Fortress of Gonio
15 kilometers outside of Batumi is the well-known fortress of Gonio, which holds the status of museum-reserve. In 1974, a treasure trove with marvelous jewelry and ancient coins inside was discovered near the citadel. 

Gonio Fortress had a great importance, it was defending the population from certain hazards from the Pirats. For this strategic sense is explained its grandiosity. Fortress construction date is not known. Gonio is currently experiencing a tourism boom. Most tourists come from Tbilisi in the summer months to enjoy beaches that are generally regarded as cleaner than Batumi's beaches (located 15 km to the north).

In 7  kilometers away from Kobuleti, in the village of Tsikhisdziri, lies the Petra town-fortress, which dates back to the 6th century. Nowadays, visitors can see the preserved ruins of citadels and residential buildings from the antique era here. Some suggest that Petra is the prototype of the legendary Kajeti Fortress from Shota Rustaveli’s poem Knight in the Tiger’s Skin.

How to get  to Batumi?
You can rent one of FSTA Cars with good deals. 24 h support and full insurance.

Travel duration may be 4-5 hours from the fact, that from Rikoti to Zestaponi (55 kilometers) the road is sinuous, this part takes some time. 

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Gudauri Ski Resort
Gudauri is a ski resort, which is located in the Stefantsminda district. Gudauri lies 120 km (75 mi) to the north of the capital Tbilisi. The trip from Tbilisi to Gudauri usually takes two hours by car. Ski season begins in December and lasts until April.

Gudauri contains several routes and lifts. The first, lower lift station is at 1,990 m above sea level and the last, top station is at 3,306 m, called Sadzele. The lifts are by Doppelmayr. The first lift is 1,010 m long (three chairs), the second is 2,310 m long (four chairs) and the third is 1,060 m long (three chairs).

Over the past few years the resort has consistently been adding new chair lifts, the most recent construction includes a speed Gondola. The lifts usually work from 10:00 to 16:00-17:00. The total length of ski tracks are more than 57 km.

Gudauri is one of the best places in Georgia for speed riding and paragliding. Here you can learn how to Speed Riding they have had only the experience of freeriding. Increase their level of speed riding by experienced instructors. Your friends and acquaintances can ride on a glider with experienced instructors.

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Tbilisi The Capital Of Georgia/ Useful Information
Once you find yourself at  Tbilisi airport, which is located about 20 km from the city centre, you may get to the city by  FSTA Cars, meeting at Tbilisi International Airport if free of charge.

If you do not want to catch a  taxi or other public transport, you can rent a car, which will allow you to move not only in Tbilisi, but also beyond the capital.

Georgian national currency - Lari
International code - GEL
Money can be exchanged in banks and exchange kiosks throughout Georgia. Some of them charge commission of up to 2%, for the services they provide. In big cities there is a network of ATMs, from which it is possible to withdraw cash from a plastic card in GEL.

The practice of payment for services and goods by bank cards is becoming more and more popular. For today, it is possible to pay by using VISA, Mastercard or Maestro not only in hotels, restaurants and supermarkets, but also in a lot of smaller shops and cafes. Still, it is recommended to have cash, as it is quite often the only way to pay, especially in small shops.

The unified number for general emergency services in Georgia (Ambulance, Police, Fire Service and so on) is 112.
Information-referral service: 118 08, 118 09

Other useful contacts:
Tbilisi International Airport: (+995 32) 310 341, 310 421
Batumi International Airport: (+995 422) 235 100
Kutaisi International Airport: (+995 431) 237000
Information Center of the Georgian Railway: 1331
Railway Station in Tbilisi (#2 Railway Square): (+995 32) 219 90 10
Railway Station in Batumi (Tbilisi Avenue): (+995 422) 25 03 030
Railway Station in Kutaisi (#1 Railway Square): (+995 431) 24 53 06
Tbilisi Central Bus Station (#1 Gulia Street): (+995 32) 75 34 33, 75 04 20
Passenger Automobile Station of Batumi (#1 Mayakovsky Street): (+995 422) 27 85 47
New Bus Station of Batumi (#1 Gogol Street): (+995 422) 24 26 12
Kutaisi Bus Station (#67 Chavchavadze Street): (+995 431) 27 11 63, 27 03 27

International countrycode of Georgia - 995
City codes:
Tbilisi - 32
Batumi - 422
Kutaisi – 431
From mobile to city- 032
Cellular communication covers almost all of the country. Three of the largest mobile operators work in Georgia: Geocell, Beeline and Magti. Fee for calls, SMS and other services depend on the tariff package chosen.
It is possible to buy a SIM-card from local operators as long as you have a passport or other ID.

1 January – New Year
7 January – Christmas
19 January – The Baptism of Christ
3 March – Mother’s Day
8 March – International Women’s Day
9 April – Day of National Unity
Moveable holiday – Easter
9 May – Day of Victory over Fascism in World War II
12 May – Day of St. Apostle Andrey the First Called
26 May – Georgian Independence Day
28 August – Assumption of Mary
14 October – Mtskhetoba-Svetitskhovloba; Holiday of the Ancient Capital of Georgia – Mtskheta
23 November – St. George Day, Patron Saint of Georgia

In case, if the locals do not speak the international language, you may see the phrases  below which can be very helpful .

- Hello!                                   Gamarjoba!
- Good bye!                            Nakhvamdis!
- Thank you!                           Madloba!
- Thank you very much!         Didi madloba!
- You are welcome!                Arapris!
- What is your name?            Ra gkviat?
- My name is…                      Me mkvia…
- I am good                            Kargad
- I am bad                              Tsudad
- Yes                                      Kho; Ki
- No                                       Ara
- How are you?                     Rogor khar?
- How are things?                 Rogor aris sakmeebi?
- Good and you?                  Kargad, tkven?
- Where is...?                        Sad aris...?
- How much is this?              Ra girs?
- What time is it?                  Romeli saatia?


0 — nuli             12 — tormeti          50 — оrmоtsdааti
1 — erti             13 — tsameti          60 — samotsi
2 — ori              14 — totkhmeti       70 — samotsdaati
3 — sami          15 — tkhutmeti       80 — otkhmotsi
4 — otkhi          16 —teksvmeti        90 — otkhmotsdaati.,
5 — khuti          17 — chvidmeti       100 — asi
6 — ekvsi          18 — tvrameti         101 — aserti
7 — shvidi         19 — tskhrameti     200 — orati
8 — rva             20 — otsi                1000 — atasi
9 — tskhra        21 — otsdaerti        10 000 — atiatasi
10 — ati            30 — otsdaati          100 000 — asiatasi
11 — tertmeti    40 — ormotsi          Million — milioni
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Kutaisi International Airport
Kutaisi International Airport also known as David the Builder Kutaisi International Airport, located 14 km away from Kutaisi city center. Kutaisi was the capital of Georgia, now it’s the third largest city in town.

Kutaisi Airport is connected to Armenia, Azerbaijan, Russia and Turkey within radius of 300 km.
The airport can receive two and depart three flights. Charges are very low as well as the flights.

Flights to Kutaisi Airport:
From Larnaca
From Berlin Schoenefeld
From Dortmund
From Memmingem/Munich West
From Thessaloniki
From Budapest
From Milan Malpensa
From Kaunaus
From Vilnius
From Katowice
From Warsaw Choplin
From London Luton

Flights from Kutaisi:
To Larnaca
To Berlin Schoenefeld
To Dortmund
To Memmingem/Munich West
To Thessaloniki
To Budapest
To Milan Malpensa
To Kaunaus
To Vilnius
To Katowice
To Warsaw Choplin
To London Luton

You may book your tickets via www.wizzair.com 

Booking cars for a holiday or business is easier with FSTA Car rent company in Georgia. FSTA offers 24 h support, high quality cars and full insurance. We are oriented on our customers safety. You can reserve our cars in whichever airport you choose (Tbilisi, Kutaisi and Batumi airports).

We offer you variety of cars, please see the link of our cars! Enjoy your trip with us!
What to taste in Georgia?
Georgian cuisine is probably the most important attraction of the country. Since the traditional Georgian feast is an integral element of culture, Georgian entertainment should match its high level. Georgians have managed to make their cuisine not only magically delicious but also bright, original, exquisite, unique and unforgettable.

The Georgian cuisine is unique to the country, but also carries some influences from other European and nearby Middle Eastern culinary traditions. Each historical province of Georgia has its own distinct culinary tradition, with variations such as Megrelian Kakhetian and Imeretian cuisines. Heavy on meat dishes, the Georgian cuisine also offers a variety of vegetarian dishes.

You are in Georgia? Instead of eating pizza or spaghetti, you should taste Khachapuri, which is a traditional Georgian dish of cheese-filled bread. There are different  types of Khachapuri: Megruli (the upper side of Khachapuri contains egg); Imeruli (without egg) and Adjaruli Khachapuri (The bottom of a bread filled with cheese, butter and egg). You may taste the best Adjaruli Khachapuri in Adjara, mostly in Batumi, it is originated from there.
The other dish you should taste is Lobiani, bean-filled bread. In Georgia the most popular is Rachuli Lobiani, like a Khachapuri, but with bean and bacon.

You have not tasted Khinkali yet? You’ve lost a lot, it is a well known Georgian dish, originated in the Georgian mountain regions of  PshaviMtiuleti and Khevsureti. The original recipe, the so-called khevsuruli, consisted of only minced meat (lamb or beef and pork mixed), onions, chili pepper, salt and cumin. However, the modern recipe used mostly especially in Georgian urban areas, the so-called kalakuri, uses herbs like parsley and cilantro. The juice of Khinkali is the most delicious thing in the world. More juice= more delicious.

Kubdari  is a meat filled pastry that originates from Georgia’s Svaneti region. It can be made with either beef or pork but the most popular version uses both. It should be made with cut meat and not minced meat.

Ghomi is a traditional Georgian dish from western region of Samegrelo. It is made with cornmeal and slices of cheese put in the hot portions to melt before tasting. 

Georgian Soups
It’s spring in Georgia? Taste Chakapuli, which  is made from lamb chops or veal, onions, tarragon leaves, cherry plums or tkemali (cherry plum sauce), dry white wine, mixed fresh herbs (parsley, mint, dill, cilantro), garlic and salt.

No matter what the season is, Ostri is great for all of them. The dish is a hot,  spicy beef stew that is very popular in Georgia, both as a home prepared meal and as a dish in restaurants. The meat  melts and the juice is perfect.

Khashi – is a beef interior, leg and head bone broth strongly seasoned with garlic. Traditionally khashi is eaten in the morning, especially by hangovers. This is a very rich, nutritious and healthy dish.

Kharcho is a beef soup with rice and walnuts on the basis of tklapi (thick puree of cherry plums) Combination of tender beef broth and natural sourness of tklapi along with spicy green seasoning and slightly astringent nut flavor create the characteristic taste and smell of kharcho soup. When kharcho is ready it is sprinkled with garlic, coriander and basil.
Georgian Dessert
Pelamushi  is a favorite Georgian dessert made mainly with pressed, condensed grape juice (badagi) and flour or flour plus corn flour.

Churchkhela is a sausage-shaped candy. The main ingredients are grape must, nuts and flour. Almonds, walnuts, hazel nuts and sometimes raisins are threaded onto a string, dipped in thickened grape juice or fruit juices and dried in the shape of a sausage. You may buy different types of Churchkhela  as a gift for your friends on Leselidze street.

Georgian cuisine is the result of the rich interplay of culinary ideas carried along the trade routes by merchants and travelers alike. The importance of both food and drink to Georgian culture is best observed during a feast called “Supra”,  when a huge assortment of dishes are prepared, always accompanied by large amounts of wine, that can last for hours. In a Georgian feast, the role of the “Tamada” (toast master) is an important and honoured position.

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Kakheti- one of the most important place of Georgian Wine
If you are planing to visit Georgia, you should visit Kakheti region, which  is located in Eastern part of Georgia. It is one of the most important places of Georgian wine. 
The centre of Kakheti is Telavi. There are lots of beautiful places in this region to see. See the other sites of Kakheti ⇒

Alazani Valley
Kakheti is also home to the renowned Alazani Valley, famous for its fertile lands, vine yards and wine. There are two national parks in Kakheti: Vashlovani and Lagodekhi. 

VaShlovani National Park
Vashlovani National Park is located in the south-east of the region, in eastern part of Georgia, 200 km from Tbilisi, at the border with Azerbaijan. Park  offers visitors horse-riding tours, camping locations and legal fishing. Forests are home to brown bears, wolves and foxes. The main pride of the reserve are leopards, which were discovered Vashlovani in 2004. It is possible to move on foot, by boat or by car.

Lagodekhi Park
Lagodekhi Park, located in eastern Kakheti, is known for its waterfalls. The height of some of the waterfalls reaches up to 100 meters. The smallest one Shromiskhevi waterfall is only 8 meters in height.

Kvareli and Lopota Lake 
Kakheti is also home to the beautiful Kvareli and Lopota Lakes and Georgia’s only mud volcanos, located on the Akhtala resort, near the town of Gurjaani. Kvareli lake is located in 150 km from Tbilisi and Lopota Lake in 115 km from the capital.
There are arranged areas  around Lopota lake, where you can sit and talk and enjoy nature, spend time with friends. You may have fun with many ways, including tennis courts, mini-golf yards, billiards…

The region is rich with historic monuments. The desert part of Kakheti houses the famous cave monastery complex David-Gareji, the region is located in 60–70 km from Tbilisi.
The complex was founded in the 6th century.

Sighnagi, also known as the City of Love.
Sighnaghi is currently one of the most beautiful city, with its architectural look established over time, and its natural location: The city overlooks the Alazani open space and the Caucasus mountain range. It is located in 120 kilometers from Tbilisi. You may enjoy with Restaurants and Cafes there and taste different wines.

Bodbe Monastery
According to legend, it was  built on the St.. Nino's funeral site. 
Bodbe Monastery is located in 12 km from Sighnagi.  So you should definitely visit Bodbe after visitining the City of Love (Sighnaghi) and don't miss the chance to get acquainted with the history of Georgia.

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What to see in Mtskheta-Mtianeti?
What to see in Mtskheta-Mtianeti region?

Svetitshkhoveli Cathedral

Mtskheta-Mtianeti is the central region of Georgia, and spans a large territory. Mtskheta is Georgia’s first capital, located 20 kilometers outside of Tbilisi. Christianity was spread throughout Georgia from Mtskheta in the 4-th century A.D. Equal to the Apostles St. Nino, started preaching Christianity in Mtskheta. She mounted the first Orthodox cross on top of the mountain overlooking the city. Svetitskhoveli  cathedral was built in Mtskheta at the burial place of the Chiton of Christ. The cathedral has been included on the UNESCO World Heritage list.

Jvari Monastery
In front of Mtskheta on the mountain, stands Jvari monastery, which became a UNESCO world heritage site. The name of cathedral is related to the cross which was erected by  King Mirian.

In Mtskheta you may also see Samtavro, 11th century complex located in the downtown Mtskheta. The complex was built by king Mirian on blackberry bush site, where st. Nino settled first.

After visiting Mtskheta would be great if you visited  Ananuri, a castle complex on the Aragvi river  in Georgia, about 45 miles (72 kilometres) from Tbilisi. It  is located in the River Aragvi gorge, on the coast of Zhinvali  water basin, in Dusheti region.
Ananuri is one of the most well-preserved historical and cultural monuments.

Gergeti Sameba 
Gergeti cathedral is the outstanding specimen of the Georgian religious architecture. The cathedral is 4-th century monument. It is located in Kazbegi 2,200 meters above sea level. The complex includes a domed Holy Trinity Cathedral (XIV century, the 30-ies), the bell tower (XIV century II half).

Lomisi St. George Church is located on the watershed mountain of rivers Ksani and Aragvi. Dates back to the 8th or 9th centuries. Upon arrival there, you will enjoy the view of Lomisi and you will be satisfied with the photos taken there.

Shiomgvime monastic complex
Shiomgvime monastic complex is located 40 kilometers from Tbilisi, in Mtskheta region, on the left bank of the river. Dates back to the 6th century. The complex is also famous for its nature.

Shatili is located in Khevsureti, in 115 kilometers from Dusheti. Earlier  the Khevsurian  towers,  built on rocks ,were living castles, which were defending as villages from enemy invasion, as well as the whole country, as it was the country's north wall.

In the Village Nadiban Fasanauri region, from the ground rises water saturated with minerals and iron (Fe). All the stones and sand are rusty and covered with yellow deposits. It is good for the  body, especially for the stomach, and for the skin rash. A lot of people  arrive there and fill a large amount of water in the botlles, which is used for treatment.  

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Svan Towers
Svaneti region is famous with its many Svan towers. These towers usually take the form of three-story buildings.  Towers had combat functions,  enemies were shot by boulders. Svan tower has a secret floor (first floor), which today is filled with soil and is still under study of archeologists . There were  kept weapons and food during the war. Svan Tower is a 4-story building including the  secret floor.

Svan towers protect the villages from the avalanche. They stand on the mountain terrain so that tower corner cuts the avalanche and the avalanche can not reach the population.

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City is  located on the banks of the River Kvirila, originally it was meant as an industrial city - extraction and enrichment of manganese ores (Chiatura manganese deposit), quartz sand, marble quarrying; sand-lime brick factory. Before the discovery of manganese deposits here was a small village that bore the name of Kvirila - after the river, on the banks of which it has grew.

In 1921, the former village became a town.

In the 50s, the Soviet government decided to turn an ordinary industrial town in the "paradise on the earth", with health resorts, holiday homes and parks. One of the projects, "city of the future" was the construction of the so-called "Line 25" - the first Soviet passenger ropeway. The road was built in 1954, linking the center and one of the sleeping areas on the cliff, and is valid for sixty years without interruption. 

Today Chiatura remains the only city in the world with the largest number of cable cars, built in the 1950s, which are used as free public transport.

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Welcome to Georgia

From its green valleys spread with vineyards to its old churches and watchtowers perched in fantastic mountain scenery, Georgia is one of the most beautiful countries on earth shaped by rugged mountains, rivers, valleys and meadows. Equally special are its proud, high-spirited, cultured people: Georgia claims to be the birthplace of wine, and this is a place where guests are considered blessings and hospitality is the very stuff of life.
This amazing country lies in the middle of Caucasus region and has unspoiled natural beauty to complement its unique culture. Technically Georgia is located  at the intersection of Eastern Europe and West Asia, but its own people describe it in a very lovely way, it's the balcony of Europe.The Great Silk road, that connected China with Mediterranean world, crossed the territory of Georgia as well. Georgians say that when God divided Earth’s land among its peoples, the Georgians showed up late. They’d been toasting and praising him, they claimed. God so liked this excuse that he gave them his own land: the most fertile of all. 

Georgia is the only place in Europe, where you can swim in tropical beach - Anaklia and at the same time go skiing in two hours in Mestia - a highland small town in northwest Georgia.

A deeply complicated history has given Georgia a wonderful heritage of architecture and arts, from cave cities to ancient cathedrals to the inimitable canvases of Pirosmani. Quaint villages and towns still dots the countryside while modern cities like Tbilisi, Batumi are highly captivating and photogenic.
The country offers something for every section of travellers. History lovers can see Narikala Fortress, Uplistsikhe, Gergeti Trinity Church. Adventure seekers can indulge in hiking, horse-riding, para gliding, caving, rafting, hunting. Do try the Georgian cuisine and its amazing culinary specialties and check out the nightlife of Tbilisi. 
Georgia will teach you how to appreciate nature and show what influence people can have on your soul.

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The Katskhi pillar
The fortress of Loneliness
The unique church of Katskhi constructed between VI and VIII centuries at pillar top  tower 40 meters high. The church has pagan roots and in pre-Christian times was a fertility symbol. The pillar represents the calcareous basis which wonderfully has stood apart from a rocky wall of the Katskhi gorge. Today the church represents the orthodox party of Christianity. The first modern mention of the Katskhi pillar belongs to 1944 when the climber Alexander Dzhaparidze has risen by his top, after this expedition the suspended ladder has been established. Rise to church  is allowed only to men, for religious reasons, the similar ban worked in pagan shrines in mountain regions of Georgia with Tusheti and Khevsureti (from this point of view and also  appearance the pillar is very similar to the reduced copy of Greek Meteora ).

Two relics  found here during archaeological researches are stored in the monastery. One of them – the gilded overlays for the Gospel decorated with a vegetable ornament and a gate. Another – a clay jug for water. Scientists relate both finds to the 15-th century. Getting to this sacred place, the person remains alone with himself and God. The Katskhi pillar is located in the western region of Georgia - Imereti, in 11 km from the city of Chiatura, it is convenient to visit  it on the way from Tbilisi to Kutaisi. The good asphalted road with picturesque views goes almost to the pillar, except the last kilometer where the dirty road with concrete plates begins. Car rental service  FSTA  will help to make a trip to this  remarkable place with safety and comfort  www.fstarentcar.com

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Sighnaghi - The City of Love, It Has Everything Yet Ahead !
Sighnaghi is a small town in the east of Georgia situated on the mountainside in the historical region of Kakheti. It was founded in the 17-th century during the reign of King Heraclius II of Georgia, and as locals say, it is the only city in Georgia that has fully preserved the fortress walls that are crowned with watchtowers, where one can climb to get the magnificent view of the Alazani valley.

New pages in the history book of the small town have been written in the last decades with the beginning of the capital reconstruction. The aim is to transform Sighnaghi into the centre of tourism. By 2007 Sighnaghi has turned into an European town with narrow cobbled streets, small houses with bright red tiled roof in the style of South Italian classicism.

There are three medieval churches and all of them are under construction. But only 2km away from Sighnaghi, there is a famous Bodbe monastery, where the remains of the St. Nino are enshrined (4th century).

City of wine and love, as it is being called in recent years, is very much appealing to those who are tired of rush and hustle, and like everything lovely, cute and small. Walking through Sighnaghi, you might feel like in Italy – the architecture is pretty similar to small Italian towns. Romantic cobbled streets, carved balconies, 24/7 marriage registration.

Explore the wineries
Do not forget that Kakheti is a land of wine. Take a look at wine shops and cellars, tasting famous Georgian wines: Rkatsiteli, Tsinandali, Saperavi. Ask the owners about the way their wine is produced, they will gladly share with you this precious experience.

Sighnaghi is a convenient starting point for those who want to explore its surroundings. 50 km away from Sighnaghi the oldest Nekresi Monastery is located, with the most tasty water in Georgia, the Gremi fortress, two big cities of the Kakheti region Kvareli and Telavi, Lagodekhi protected areas and other sights that you can tour and return for an overnight back to Sighnaghi.
You will not regret if you choose Sighnaghi for sightseeing, photosession, staff party, romantic weekend or an escape from big city life.

Despite the above mentioned spots in Sighnaghi, it is to note that the modern Sighnaghi resembles a touristic project rather than a complete city. Maybe it’s not the time yet, and soon these nice streets will be crowded with people, and there will be life running in hotels, squares, shops. We believe it will happen soon.

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All 4 seasons in one city
Borjomi is a resort town in south-central Georgia with a population estimated at 14,445. It is one of the districts of the Samtskhe-Javakheti region and is situated in the northwestern part of the region in the picturesque Borjomi on the eastern edge of the “Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park”. The town is famous for its mineral water industry (which is the number one export of Georgia), the Romanov summer palace in Likani  and Borjomi mineral water is particularly well known in those countries which were part of the former Soviet Union; the bottling of mineral water is a major source of income for the area. Because of the supposed curative powers of the area's mineral springs, it is a frequent destination for people with health problems. Borjomi is also home to the most extensive ecologically-themed amusement park in the Caucasus.
Legend has it that the name “Borjomi” comes from two words: “borj” (fortress) and “omi” (war). In the past, wars frequently happened in the area, during which Borjomi Canyon was a strategic military base; the mountains surrounding the city provided a natural fortress and were also perfect sites for watchtowers.
The first attempts to industrially produce Borjomi mineral water were made as early as 1850 .
By 1900 the production volume of Borjomi mineral water exceeded 1 million bottles per year.
In 1980 “Borjomi” water became the first widely recognised brand in the Soviet Union; its white and red label was familiar to almost every consumer. Up to 1 million half litre bottles were sold daily, whilst annual production volume reached 400 million bottles. With Borjomi becoming the most popular water in the Union, the brand earned its place in national history.
Drinking Borjomi mineral water is good for dental health. The fluoride and iodide in the water help to decrease the risk of tooth decay.
Set within the stunning valleys of the southern Caucasus, the Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park spans over 700 square km, making it Europe’s largest national park. Thanks to its picturesque scenery, easy accessibility, fresh climate and, of course, its mineral springs, the area has become one of the most popular resorts in the former Soviet Union.
As a ‘climate phenomenon’ it is of particular interest to scientists and ethnographers, for the area boasts a unique ecosystem contributed to by crystalline glacier water from the Bakuriani Mountains, relict pine forests and volcanic springs in the Borjomi Canyon.

Places to visit: City park, Borjomi Kharagauli national park , The Green Monastery, Romanov Palace.
Things to buy : Near the entry to the city park, locals sell home-made jam from pine tree cones. It is claimed that the jam is useful when curing upper respiratory tract infections and is good for improving immunity.
Places to stay: Rixos hotel borjomi, Hotel Borjomis Kheoba, Hotel Texel, Hotel Borjomi, Hillside Guest House.
National Cuisine of Georgia
Georgian cuisine is probably the most important attraction of the country. Since the traditional Georgian feast is an integral element of culture, Georgian entertainment should match its high level. Georgians have managed to make their cuisine not only magically delicious but also bright, original, exquisite, unique and unforgettable.
Therefore, Georgian cuisine absorbed the best culinary traditions of many people of Transcaucasia, Asia and the Black Sea coast.

Georgian cuisine refers to the cooking styles and dishes that originate in the country of Georgia and which are historically prepared by Georgian people around the world. The Georgian cuisine is unique to the country, but also carries some influences from other European and nearby Middle Eastern culinary traditions. Each historical province of Georgia has its own distinct culinary tradition, with variations such as Megrelian Kakhetian and Imeretian cuisines. Heavy on meat dishes, the Georgian cuisine also offers a variety of vegetarian dishes.

The easterners use corn flour to cook thick mash - gomi - and eat it instead of bread with meat and vegetable dishes. Eastern Georgians cook mutton, use many animal fats along with the core Georgian meat beef, while in the Western Georgia they eat much less meat and favor poultry – chicken and turkeys.

In the western Georgia they prefer rennet cheeses- suluguni and Imeretian. As for the eastern Georgia there they prefer spicy and salty cheeses – Kobian, Tushin and Georgian. Both western and eastern Georgias are famous for their special spice sauce from nuts and spices used with meats.

Georgian cuisine is the result of the rich interplay of culinary ideas carried along the trade routes by merchants and travelers alike. The importance of both food and drink to Georgian culture is best observed during a feast called “Supra”  when a huge assortment of dishes are prepared, always accompanied by large amounts of wine,and that can last for hours. In a Georgian feast, the role of the “Tamada” (toastmaster) is an important and honoured position.

However, these insignificant differences can not be the reason of distinguishing between western and eastern cuisines. There is only one "Georgian cuisine" when it comes to reception of a guest of honor. And of course only the freshest ingredients, obligatory sauces, seasonings, spices and greens are used for cooking.

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