Mad or Nomad’s Top 10: Georgia

Last updated: 28.11.2018

Top 10 Things to do in Georgia

1. Kazbegi (otherwise known as Stepantsminda)

If you’re after adventure, then you need to visit Kazbegi. It’s Georgia’s wild frontier and the perfect place to hike, motorcycle, explore mountains and ancient churches. We’ve listed a bunch of activities from Kazbegi in our Top 10 best things to do in Georgia because it’s just that good.

Top 10 Things to do in Georgia

Click here for our comprehensive guide to Kazbegi

2. Gergetti Trinity Church

Let’s face it, the Holy Trinity Church is one of the best photo ops in Georgia (that’ll explain the masses of tourists ploughing in to snap a pic). And to be fair, it is a pretty epic shot and one of the most famous landmarks in Georgia. It’s a hike to get up there, or you can opt for a minibus up.

Top 10 Things to do in Georgia

3. Kazbegi hiking

There are three must-do hikes in Kazbegi: the hike to Zakagori Fortress and the abandoned villages, the waterfall hike and the epic glacier hike. If you like hiking then these are musts! Make sure you check out our Kazbegi hiking guide here for details on how to do all three.

Top 10 Things to do in Georgia

Click here to read about our whirlwind through Georgia and the Caucasus

4. Tbilisi Botanical Gardens

The Botanical Gardens in Tbilisi are not the most incredible botanical gardens you’ll ever see. But they are pretty, there’s a waterfall, you can zip-wire into them and there’s a jaw-dropping view over the city.

Top 10 Things to do in Georgia

5. Tbilisi Bridge of Bridge

While you’re strolling around Tbilisi and sampling its many coffee shops, don’t forget to stop by the Bridge of Peace. The bridge, which connects the old and new districts, is one of the most famous tourist spots in the city. Check it out during the day and at night when the glass bridge lights up.

Top 10 Things to do in Georgia

6. The Chronical of Georgia

Nicknamed ‘Georgia’s Stonehenge’, this impressive artwork isn’t well known in or outside of Georgia. There’s not a lot of information online about this gargantuan piece of art, but it is really impressive and packed with gothic art depicting Georgia’s past kings and queens. It’s huge, sits on top of a hill and is mesmerising.

Top 10 Things to do in Georgia

7. White water rafting

Georgians love a bit of white-water rafting. You can easily book a day trip from your hostel or AirBnB apartment in Georgia. Just do a quick Google search and call one of the companies via WhatsApp. In fact, call a few to get a good deal. They’ll send a driver to pick you up and drop you off. Prices are very reasonable.

Top 10 Things to do in Georgia

8. Batumi

Batumi is a quaint seaside town bordering Turkey. There are loads of things to do and see there. But most importantly, make sure you visit the Ali and Nino statue. Ali and Nino are on a turntable, rotating every 10 minutes until they both meet, have a quick kiss, turn into one statue and then pass through each other to continue the cycle. Beautiful!

Top 10 Things to do in Georgia

9. Georgian Military Road

If you have your own transport, then you are going to love the Georgian Military Highway from Tbilisi north to Russia (although you only need to follow it as far as Kazbegi). It’s a famous and old road, which follows the route used by invaders. It winds its way up into the mountains, to a height of 2,379 meters, and passes the Russia-Georgia Friendship Monument. There’s plenty of paragliding going on by the monument if you fancy some epic views!

Top 10 Things to do in Georgia

Top 10 Things to do in Georgia

10. Food and wine

There’s no way you can plan a trip to Georgia and not hear about its famous food and wine. Georgians love their wine. You can drink it by the bucket and not feel tipsy. It’s smooth, soft, delicious and goes well with their staple Khachapuri - doughy bread filled with gooey cheese.

Top 10 Things to do in Georgia

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