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Interesting facts about Georgia

The beautiful former Soviet country of Georgia, located high in the mountains of the Caucasus at the meeting point of Europe and Asia, is a remarkable tourist destination for travel lovers. In a short span of just three months, from January to March 2018, it witnessed more than a million international arrivals. If you are wondering what makes this hot spot so desirable, the fun facts about Georgia below will provide you with a more complete picture.

1. Georgia is one of the oldest wine-producing regions in the world

Georgia is the birthplace of wine. It was first accidentally obtained eight to ten thousand years ago in the Caucasus region. The wine was created by random fermentation on grapes, which was later forgotten in the container.

2. Georgian writing has a unique influence of Greek and Iranian languages

One of the unknown facts about Georgia is that it has its own writing system - the Georgian alphabet, which was used to write in three different Georgian languages - nuskhuri, astatavruli and mkhedruli. Initially, there were 38 letters in this scenario, but today there are 33 letters in Georgian. One of these features is the Georgian alphabet, which was influenced by Greek and Iranian fonts, but which formed something unique Georgian. The language displays the Greek influence in its letter order, while the Iranian influences are also visible in lower case letters.

3. The deepest cave in the world - Krubera Cave in Georgia

If you are keen on the idea of delving into a steep vertical cave, then the Krubera Cave is just what you need. Hidden among an extremely mountainous region, the Krubera Cave is the deepest cave on the planet and has a depth of 7,200 feet. It takes about 27 days to reach the bottom of the cave.

4. UNESCO World Heritage Site in the country - Mtskheta

One of the most interesting historical facts about Georgia, besides its breathtaking landscapes, hidden caves and medieval churches - these are several UNESCO World Heritage sites. It includes the ancient capital of Mtskheta, the huge cathedral complex of Bagrati and Gelati and the mountainous region of Svaneti.

5. The highest settlement in Europe in Georgia - Ushguli

Ushguli has a wide collection of ancient villages located in the mountainous region of Svaneti. It is recognized as the highest settlement in Europe, at an altitude of about 2,100 meters (6,900 feet) above sea level. Svaneti is stunning landscapes, great cuisine, local traditions and hospitality.

Usually, when the tourists have more time than the Kakheti and Telavi is also visited, and the travelers return to Tbilisi by the other road, but with such a shortened itinerary, the best option is to return by the same road.

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