Georgia is heaven on Earth, as evidenced by 20+ captivating photos.
Do you want to visit an off-the-beaten-path country surrounded by beautiful mountains with plenty of hiking opportunities, tranquil landscapes, numerous churches and cathedrals, good and cheap food, and, most importantly, a lot of culture and the friendliest people? Then look no further and add Georgia to your travel itinerary! Georgians believe they have the most beautiful country and culture in the world, and I can personally attest to this. Georgia is located at the crossroads of Europe and Asia, nestled in the Caucasus Mountains.
Tbilisi is the country’s capital, and Christianity (orthodox) is the dominant religion, dating back to the 1st century. Georgia is the world’s third most Christian country. In 1991, it declared independence from the Soviet Union. I never felt unsafe as a solo female backpacker there. The country is extremely safe and inexpensive, making it a backpacking paradise for nature and mountain enthusiasts. Here are some images to get you started.
Gergeti Trinity Church
The Gergeti Trinity Church is in the most beautiful setting imaginable. It is surrounded by beautiful mountains, one of which is Mount Kazbeg, Georgia’s second-highest peak. It was a dream come true to be able to visit here. It’s very uplifting and spiritual.
Georgian Military Road
A trip to Georgia isn’t complete unless you drive down the Georgian Military Road. The views are breathtaking, and there is a colorful monument like this.
The Georgian Military Highway
This type of roadblock is very common on this highway! 😉
This lovely fortress is nestled between lush green mountains and a crystal blue water reservoir!
The view of Stepantsminda (also known as Kazbegi town) from the Gergeti Trinity Church. What are your thoughts? It’s just too lovely!
This is the view from the Georgian Military Highway.
Sunrise from mount Kazbegi
Snow cladded peaks of Mount Kazbegi!
Svaneti is without a doubt one of Georgia’s most beautiful regions. This is in Mestia, which is the region’s capital.
Ushguli – the highest village in Europe (2400m)
Yes, Ushguli is Europe’s highest village, and it claims to have more cows and horses than people. Believing is seeing!
Ushguli with its Svan towers
This is a view of Ushguli from the top of a nearby small hill.
Shkhara Glacier hike
The hike to Shkhara Glacier from Ushguli is breathtaking. It is a 9-kilometer trail that is one of the most scenic and easy hikes that the country has to offer.
Shkhara Glacier hiking trail views
Spectacular views with melting snows around
Beautiful views around Mestia
Georgia is a hiker’s paradise, and this photo was taken on one of the trails I took around Mestia.
Ushguli’s Svan towers date back over 1000 years.
Tbilisi in the night
Tbilisi’s old town is a must-see when visiting Georgia. Sulfur baths are a must-try in this location.
The monastery, which dates back to the third century, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It’s perched on a hilltop with breathtaking views!
As seen from the hilltop of Jvari Monastery, this is the confluence of the Kura and Aragva rivers, as well as the city of Mtskheta Mesmerizing!
This cathedral is massive and a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Mtskheta – inspirational and spiritual, with a rich history!
Rainbow in Mtskheta
Mtskheta is undeniably beautiful, and this is a photograph of a rainbow with the Jvari monastery in the background.
Old Tbilisi city
This image was captured from the Bridge of Peace complex.
Sky colors in Tbilisi city
Cathedrals like this can be found in almost every part of the country.
I did, and you will too.
Yes, I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to Georgia and Tbilisi. The city has a lot to offer, and if you go, you will have a good time. I guarantee it!
Old clock in Tbilisi
Tbilisi’s historic center is a must-see at night!
Bridge of Peace in Tbilisi
The Bridge of Peace is beautifully lit up at night, and you can take a stroll along it.