Tbilisi – the capital of Georgia that has been considered as the great metropolis of the Caucasus. It is a city of ancient history, founded in the 5th century, a fascinating mix of European and Asian cultures, and a multi-ethnic, multi-cultural and multi-religious city.
Official language in Georgia is Georgian (Kartuli), whose spoken form has many dialects, usually divided into East Georgian and West Georgian groups. Georgian scripts were granted the national status of cultural heritage of Georgia in 2015 and inscribed on the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2016. There are just 14 independent scripts in the worls and Georgian is one of them.
Georgian National currency is Georgian Lari (GEL). GEL 1 is equivalent to 100 tetri, and notes come in denominations of GEL 200, 100, 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1. ATMs are common as is the use of credit cards.
In Georgia, you can discover our rich history, traditions, pride and friendship. This is a home to the earliest remains of modern man found outside of Africa, dated to be nearly 2 million years old. In Georgia you will discover a golden ancient history, churches and fortresses, cave towns, Georgian polyphonic music and mesmerizing Georgian traditional dance. A mix of two continents – Europe and Asia, and their diversity can be seen in the culture and architectural heritage of Georgia.
During your stay, Georgia will delight you with a huge number of adventure tours. Getting away from busy life is easy in Georgia. Throughout the entire territory of Georgia, that you can explore by walking and trekking, paragliding, horseback riding, mountaineering, mountain biking, rafting, caving and seaside areas, natural world and national parks, etc.
Georgian cuisine will tell you a lot about the spirit and culture of a country. It may surprise you to know that Georgia has the oldest continuous unbroken tradition of winemaking in the world. Cuisine offers a variety of dishes with liberal use of various tasty herbs and spices. Each part of Georgia has its own distinct culinary traditions.
Life in Tbilisi
Living in Tbilisi
Tbilisi is the vibrant capital city and the political heart of Georgia, the main site of its institutions of government and home to more than one in three of its citizens. The city is known for its distinctive architecture, which reflects itself in the city’s past and comprises an eclectic mix of Medieval, Neoclassical, Art Nouveau, Stalinist and Modernist structures. Tbilisi is one of the safest cities in Europe and frequently ranks among the most popular emerging destinations thanks to Georgia’s growing tourism industry. The city differentiates itself with low living costs. According to Teleport’s city rankings, Tbilisi is a good place to live with high ratings in housing, business freedom and safety.
Tbilisi has cool winters and warm summers. There is very little rain and most rain falls on the summer months. It is common to snow in Tbilisi in the beginning of the year, with January being the coldest month.
Tbilisi has sufficiently developed and convenient public transport. The schedule for buses can be traced on the board on most of the bus stops. The city also has a subway, with only 2 branches and is easy to use. The fare of public transport ranges from 50 to 80 Tetri. There is a single ticket for buses, marshrutka buses, and cable cars. You can pay by a Metro money card that you top up with money as you need or by credit card.
There are lots of restaurants and cafés in Tbilisi. There are Glovo and Wolt apps available that are available to deliver food and goods from various places.
In case you, your family or your friends like hand-written letters or some postcards with the picture of beautiful landscapes or sights of Georgia, you might search blue postal boxes in the streets and send Georgian spirit with you letters back to your home country. For more info, please visit www.gpost.ge
Entertainment & Nightlife
In Tbilisi, you can explore various entertainment venues you might be interested in, such as: cinemas, theatres, museums and Opera. You will find lots of clubs, pubs and bars in Tbilisi – night life doesn’t stop in the city. It is quite easy to find a place that suits your mood perfectly, whether you want to dance, drink beer, watch some football on a big screen, or have cozy night somewhere on a terrace enjoying your cocktail, visit underground places or just have lots of fun with your friends. There are some very popular events such as: Tbilisi Open Air Festival, Art Gene Festival, Black Sea Jazz Festival, Gem Fest you might be interested with.
While living in Tbilisi you can find shopping malls which combine leisure, retails and entertainment services such as: Tbilisi Mall, City Mall, East Point, Merani Mall and Galleria Tbilisi.