Is it worth planning a vacation in Georgia in winter: reviews, tips, recommendations.
Georgia, winter, mountains, snow… Is it worth going to Georgia in winter? Definitely worth it if you like fresh air and winter coolness. This land of mountains, valleys and rivers is attractive not only in summer. In the cold season, he is also charming and sweet. The weather in Georgia in winter is generally warm and dry - the temperature hardly drops below zero. It starts getting colder from the end of November - the cold weather lasts until February. Snow usually falls only in the mountainous regions - Svaneti, Tusheti, Racha and others. In Adjara, where the climate is subtropical, the winter is more humid, but there is more snow in the mountainous part.What to see in Georgia in winter
Although the country is small in size, there is a lot to see here. Rock cities and hidden caves, ancient temples and abandoned chapels, parks and gardens, museums and theaters, restaurants and wineries… All this is available at any time of the year. The capital Tbilisi often hosts festivals, exhibitions and concerts of international level - cultural life is in full swing.
However, the first question that winter lovers ask themselves is where to go skiing? There are several ski resorts in the country. The most famous are Gudauri (pictured below), Bakuriani, and more recently Goderdzi in mountainous Adjara. There are trails for both beginners and professional skiers. Those who do not ski, but love mountains and snow, can use snowboards, skates or, at worst, sleds (you can rent them).
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Tbilisi is worth visiting at any time of the year. Old mansions are harmoniously combined with buildings built in a modern architectural style. Lovers of antiquity will enjoy a walk through the old quarters of Sololaki and Mtatsminda. During the day, you can admire the city from a bird's eye view, climbing the Narikala fortress, or take a tram ride to the top of Mount Mtatsminda. In the evening you can have dinner in a cozy restaurant in the old town with a glass of Georgian wine.
On a particularly cold day, we advise you to warm yourself in sulfur baths - plunging into a bath with healing hot water is not only pleasant, but also useful (it will cost 30-150 GEL per hour). If time permits, it is worth a trip to the ancient capital of Mtskheta, climb to the Jvari temple to the observation deck, from where a fantastic panorama of the confluence of two rivers opens - the Kura and Aragvi. You will never get tired of admiring this fabulous view.Batumi in winter
This city on the Black Sea coast, of course, is known as a popular summer resort, however, even in the cold season, Adjara will not let you get bored. Starting from November, the water in the sea gets colder, you can’t swim, but you can visit the Goderdzi ski resort - skiers will appreciate the trails and slopes of the new tourist destination, which is still under development, but already accepting tourists. Those who are not attracted to skiing will enjoy visiting the unique Botanical Garden, the Ethnographic Museum (the first private museum in Georgia!) and the fish market, where you can buy fresh fish and cook it in the neighboring restaurants.
Georgia is mountains and snowy peaks, sea and noisy surf, forest and quiet rustle of leaves. In summer, this original country warms with a hot sun, in spring it refreshes with a light breeze, in autumn it envelops with leaf fall, in winter it teases with fluffy snow. There are so many interesting things here that you will not be bored.