Ancient sites and unchanged landscapes
Georgia is full of scenes of times long past. The remarkable 12th-century cave-city Vardzia is the country’s cultural icon, a rabbit warren hewn out of rock that once housed 2,000 monks. The peaks of the Caucus Mountains have protected the Svaneti region from invasion for time immemorial, preserving its pretty villages and remarkable landscape up to this day. If you’re a traveller who also likes to travel through time, find yourself the best deals and offers on cheap flights to Georgia.
Wine and the vine
The oldest evidence of vine cultivation is from Georgia, and the country is certainly proud of this fact. The Kakheti region in the east is where oenophiles should head first. Here honey-bricked farmhouses, churches, mansions and grand fortresses are surrounded by vineyards. When in the region don’t miss Chavchavadze Estate Palace and English Gardens, or Gremi Fortress, an immense brick citadel. Whether you’re at a lively bar in the Belle Epoch seaside town of Batumi, or sitting in a cobblestone plaza of the colourful capital Tbilisi, the chances are you’ll be offered a glass of local wine.
For travellers looking for spectacular scenery and pristine landscapes, this is your country. Remote mountain passes, Alpine meadows under snow-capped peaks, immense rivers and pristine forests are criss-crossed by walking trails. Along the way you’re more likely to meet flocks of sheep and shepherds than other tourists. Ushguli makes a great goal. It’s one of the highest villages in Europe and known for its ancient Svanetian protection towers.
When to go
The best time to visit Georgia is between the summer’s heat and the winter’s freeze. May to early July and again from September to mid-October are ideal months across the country, with weather perfect to fly in to Georgia for outdoors activities. Mid-September to mid-October is the time of wine harvest in Kakheti and a great time to find bargain last-minute flights.
July and August comprise the peak season along the Black Sea coast and are great times for beach-based holidays. Prices can be higher at this time, so book your flights to Georgia at least six weeks in advance for the best options for travel at this time. Temperatures can reach 40 degrees Celsius in the lowlands in high summer, but it’s the perfect time for adventures in the cooler mountains of the Great Caucasus.
The Georgian winters see temperatures dipping below zero, but for cold-hardy travellers, the landscapes can be just as beautiful and the cities just as charming. The Gudauri ski resort is the snow sports capital of Georgia and most active from December through to April. Flights to Georgia are at their rock-bottom prices at this time, so you can easily find a bargain.
Airports and airlines
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Direct UK to Georgia flights depart from London Gatwick to Tbilisi with Georgian Airways, and from London Luton to Kutaisi International Airport, via Whizz Air. However, plenty of airlines fly to Georgia via a stop-over in Europe, enabling you to check-in at airports throughout the UK. Tbilisi International Airport is the country’s primary airport, with Kutaisi Airport for Georgia’s second city and Batumi International Airport ideal for Black Sea resorts.
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