Georgia is a beautiful land of endless wonders, distinctive culture and a rich history. Country is located at the crossroads of Western Asia and Eastern Europe, It presents a remarkable mix of landscapes and climates, ranging from high mountain peaks to wine-growing valleys and lush Black Sea resorts. Georgia is a developing, but rapidly improving country with very low levels of both crime and corruption. Georgia is among “top 10 safest countries in the world“ by considering the crime rate as the prime factor. Georgia is 8th on the list. The site made the list of the safest countries based on statistical analysis of the “FBI” report.
Georgia was one of the first countries in the world to officially adopt Christianity. According to Orthodox tradition, Christianity was first preached in Georgia by the Apostles Simon and Andrew in the 1st century. It became the state religion of Kartli in 337. The conversion of Kartli to Christianity is credited to St. Nino of Cappadocia.
In Georgia you will be able to see one of the remarkable archaeological sites of Dmanisi where were found ancient skulls of human brain. The hominin site is the earliest of its kind outside of Africa, dating back to 1.81 Ma
The Kingdom of Georgia reached its zenith in the 12th to early 13th centuries. This period during the reigns of David IV and his granddaughter Tamar has been widely termed as Georgia’s Golden Age or the Georgian Renaissance.
Early Georgian renaissance, which preceded its Western European analogue, was characterized by impressive military victories, territorial expansion, and a cultural renaissance in architecture, literature, philosophy and the sciences.
The Golden age of Georgia left a legacy of great cathedrals, romantic poetry and literature, and the epic poem “The Knight in the Panther’s Skin”, the latter which is considered a national epic.
After that Georgia had been invaded many times by different conquerors. A deeply complicated history has given Georgia a wonderful heritage of architecture and arts, from cave cities to ancient cathedrals to the inimitable canvases of Pirosmani. Tbilisi is still open to an age-old Eurasian crossroads. But this is also a country moving forward in the 21st century, with spectacular contemporary buildings, a minimal crime rate and ever-improving facilities for the visitors who are a growing part of its future.