Going underground: the world’s best caves

This isn’t one for claustraphobes.

Mosques, mausoleums and madrasas: our favourite Silk Road sights

Discover our favourite sights along one of the most important trading routes in history.

A weekend in Tbilisi: history and culture in the Georgian capital

From its array of traditional markets, to its selection of historical museums, Tbilisi offers the perfect choice for travellers seeking a weekend of culture.

Saints alive: the best of Georgia’s monasteries

From delicately built churches to cave-city complexes.

Batumi

Georgia’s liveliest town, this port and seaside resort is the country’s most up-and-coming development.  Batumi, with its sheltered natural harbour, existed as a Greek…

Borjomi

This charming spa town is also a base for the country’s finest national park and Bakuriani ski resort.  Just before km29/68 the main road…

Uplistsikhe

This evocative cave city is close to Stalin’s home town, Gori. About 10km east of Gori along the Mtkvari Valley, visible from trains along…

Tusheti

The country’s remotest and least spoilt national park is only accessible for a few months of the year.  Just beyond Alaverdi, on the far…

Davit-Gareja

Scattered in semi-desert on the Azerbaijani border, these cave monasteries date from the 6th century. In virtual desert on the Azerbaijani border is the…

Tbilisi

Georgia’s capital is an intoxicating blend of cultures, both ancient and modern. Tbilisi lies at about 380m altitude, on the same latitude as Rome,…

Travel and visas for Georgia

Visas Citizens of the European Union, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Israel and many other countries do not require visas for visits to…

Kutaisi

Georgia’s second city is the jumping-off point for beautiful monasteries, mountains and prehistoric sites. Kutaisi dates from perhaps the 17th century BC and was…

Svaneti

With stunning mountains, this is a region where a traditional lifestyle and hospitality survive stronger than anywhere else in the country. Svaneti, the land…

Kazbegi

Set within stunning mountain scenery, this friendly little town is overlooked by Mount Kazbek and the Gergeti Church. This is the only town in…

Health and safety in Georgia

Health With Dr Felicity Nicholson Reform and privatisation of Georgia’s corrupt and run-down health service began in 1995; now a state medical insurance company…