Tbilisi – Georgia, which is the capital city of the country as well as its largest city, is also the industrial and cultural hub of the country. The city’s diverse culture and many attractions make it an excellent holiday destination.
Tbilisi – Georgia is within the South Caucasus region, which is a geopolitical expanse located along the borders of East Europe and Southwestern Asia. It is situated east of Georgia and lies along the embankment of Mt’kvari River.
Tbilisi has an international airport, the Georgia Tbilisi Airport and is serviced by a good number international airlines. From the airport, there are several modes of transportation that you can take to reach the city center or your accommodations.
There is a bus service, Bus 37 that provides transportation to travelers coming in and out of the airport. The bus service runs from 7 in the morning up to 7:30 in the evening everyday.
You can also take the train service from the airport to the train depot. Several trips are available everyday.
If you want a more private mode of transportation, you can also take a taxi or a car hire service straight from the airport. Taxis can be found close to the arrival and departure areas of the airport while car hire services are available at the arrival area.
What to See
There are several notable landmarks and sights that you can visit while in Tbilisi – Georgia. The Holy Cathedral of Tbilisi, more popularly known as Sameba, is the 3rd tallest Orthodox Church around the world.
You can also walk along Rustaveli Avenue where you can see many other beautiful structures as well as a number of interesting places to visit in Tbilisi – Georgia.
Among these notable structures and sights are the Parliament of Georgia, Simon Janashia Museum of Georgia, Rustaveli Museum and the Kashveti Church.
Tbilisi – Georgia was first called Tiflis until 1936 when it was officially called Tbilisi. The city was founded by Georgian King of Iberia, Vakhtang Gorgasali back in the fifth century.
By the sixth century, it was officially declared as the capital city of Georgia by King Dachi I Ujarmeli, successor of Vakhtang Gorgasali. By this time, Tbilisi – Georgia was emerging as an important trade route between Europe and Asia.
The city was dominated by foreign invaders for quit some time, from Mongol forces to Russians. After the 2008 South Ossetian War, Tbilisi undertook several infrastructure developments; and started once again to establish its democracy and stability as a capital city.
There are various accommodations available for travelers in Tbilisi – Georgia: bed and breakfasts, hotels and apartments. Costs vary depending on the type of accommodations that you will be taking.
This can range anywhere from $30 up to $313 per person, per night. The price range covers modest accommodations up to five-star accommodations in Tbilisi’s top hotels.
There are likewise several restaurants in Tbilisi – Georgia that provide different cuisines from American to Italian, to Thai and local food. Prices range from $10 to $25 and can go up to $300, depending on the restaurant.
The hottest periods in the city are from July to August while the coldest months are from December to January. Rainfall is heaviest during the months of April up to June.