Sandwiched between Europe and Asia, Georgia is a vibrant country, full of history, ancient ruins, traditions, drooling cuisine, and breathtaking mountainous landscape to name just a few. So to inspire you to travel to my home country, I present some of the pictures I have taken traveling across the country. However, this is a very small portion of what the country has to offer to its visitors

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Tbilisi, the capital, offers a perfect blend of modern and ancient architecture

Sulfur Baths are great for your skin and general well-being

Tbilisi hides hand painted hallways that date back to the 19th century

“Georgian Stonehange” as many locals or foreigners call it

Gorgeous street-art found all across the country, especially in Tbilisi

Gremi Monastery in Kakheti, eastern Georgia

Sighnaghi, the “City of Love”

David Gareji, Cave Monastery Complex

You can find desert in Georgia too

Borjomi – one of many mineral spring resorts

Uplistsikhe, another cave town of the country dating from the prehistoric times

While Vardzia is the biggest rock-carved city used to hide population during foreign invasions

Georgia is home to several karst caves….

… canyons (Martvili Canyon)

(Okatse Canyon)

…. national parks (Kolkheti National Park)

… (Kobuleti NP home to the rarest sphagnum moss in the world)

… (Lagodekhi Protected Areas)

… and to medieval defense towers found in Svaneti

and in Tusheti ….

…. as well as abandoned Soviet architecture

Ushgili, in Svaneti, a UNESCO Wold Heritage Site and one of the highest settlements in Europe

Georgia is like a ‘heaven’ for hiking lovers…

…. skiers or snowboarders with 5 different high altitude ski resorts

… and for foodies

Mtskheta – the ancient capital of Georgia

Royal Family, Dadiani’s house-museum in Zugdidi, Samegrelo

Nokalakevi, the ruins of ancient city of Colkhi Kingdom

Batumi – vibrant seaside town in Adjara

Batumi Botanical Garden

Ruins of Petra Fortress

Chiatura – ride a Soviet-time cable car in this manganese town

Katskhi Pillar – 40 meter long monolith with a monastery on top

Gergeti Trinity Church in Stephantsminda

Zhinvali reservoir