A romantic photo of a couple traveling in the stunning mountains of Georgia.

Georgia Travel Guide

Georgia is Europe’s hidden gem. The country is a travel treasure with breathtaking mountains, charming beaches, and a robust wine and food culture. Some of my favorite photographs and most exciting tours were in Georgia. The people were friendly, and the food was to die for. Khachapuri is their secret treasure. Warm bread, soft cheese, and a gooey egg? Yum!

Tbilisi is the most popular destination in Georgia. The capital city combines architecture of every kind: medieval to modern, neoclassical to Art Nouveau. It is truly a diverse cultural and historical location. But there are many wonderful destinations in Georgia. Relax at the beach town Batumi or explore the wine region Kakheti. But most beautiful of all is the mountainous region Kazbegi.

Basic information

Language: The official language of Georgia is Georgian.

Currency: The official currency of Georgia is the Georgian lari (GEL). 1 USD is equal to about 3 GEL.

Plugs: Georgia uses type C and F plugs. The standard voltage is 220 V, and the standard frequency is 50 Hz. I recommend buying a universal adapter and a converter for hairdryers and other hot products.

Safety: In 2017, Georgia was rated the seventh safest country in the world. Even pickpockets aren’t a huge issue.


the best time to visit

The Gudauri Ski Resort sits high in the mountains, which are brilliant and green in the summer.

Georgian weather is warm and sunny from May to October. That makes it the perfect time to visit. If you want to visit wineries, I recommend you visit in September and October to see the harvest in Kakheti. Winter is generally quite cold, so I don’t recommend it. Besides, I think the country is more beautiful in the summer. The mountains are bright green and topped with snow.