Shaped by centuries of foreign influences—Russian, Turkish, and Persian neighbors all left their marks—the Republic of Georgia feels untouched by time. Rolling green hills dotted by centuries-old churches and watchtowers reach above towering mountains to welcome hikers, bikers, and travelers of all stripes. One of the world’s oldest wine producers, the spirited nation is the perfect destination to raise a glass to the good life.
Because of its location on the crossroads between Europe and Asia, and its proximity to the lucrative Silk Road, throughout history Tbilisi was a point of contention among various global powers. The city’s location to this day ensures its position as an important transit route for various energy and trade projects. Tbilisi’s diverse history is reflected in its architecture, which is a mix of medieval, neoclassical, Beaux Arts, Art Nouveau, Stalinist and the Modern structures.