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Beautiful Places to Visit in Georgia

Andrew Parker
Jan 13, 2022

Located at the intersection of Eastern Europe and Western Asia, Georgia is a small country bounded to the west by the Black Sea. Despite covering only 26,911 square miles, the country has a beautifully varied topography. These are some of the most amazing places to visit in Georgia.

Narikala Fortress

Narikala Fortress

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Also known as the Mother Fortress of Tbilisi, Narikala was established in the 4th century. Since then, it has been expanded, damaged by an earthquake, and renovated. The fortress offers some of the best panoramas of Tbilisi.

Mount Kazbek

Medieval Gergeti Trinity Church Beneath Mount Kazbek

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One of the most visited mountains of the Caucasus, Mount Kazbek is a dormant stratovolcano located in the Russian-Georgian border. The most prominent feature of the Stepantsminda area, the mountain is the third-highest peak in the country.  Mount Kazbek is visited by adventurers from all around the world who enjoy climbing, hiking, and mountaineering.

Vardzia

Ancient ruins of Vardzia

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Excavated from the slopes of the Erusheti Mountain on the left bank of the Kura River, Vardzia is a beautiful cave monastery site in southern Georgia. Built in the 12th century, the caves stretch along the cliff for over five hundred yards and up to nineteen tiers. Largely abandoned after the Ottoman takeover in the sixteenth century, the monastery was an important cultural center, and the area has now been submitted for future inscription on the UNESCO World Heritage List.