Top Tourist Attractions in Georgia [And How To Get there]

From the most beautiful places in Georgia, friendly locals, breathtaking landscapes, and sumptuous delicacies, it’s regret not to include Georgia in your bucket list. It is a perfect adventure destination with the safest environment and most affordable goods.  

If you are still undecided to come, here are the top tourist attractions in Georgia that would make you so sure of it’s worth!

7 Top Tourist Attractions in Georgia

Kura River in Tbilisi

Cruising on a boat on Kura River is one of the best ways for city sightseeing. You can see the beautiful architecture of the village houses made of colorful wood. Each house also consists of its unique balcony on the edge of the cliff that illuminates every night. 

Kura River in Tbilisi
Kura River in Tbilisi |Photo by Alexxx1979 under creative commons

Apart from that, you’ll also come across the Bridge of Peace, built in 2010. You’ll see tourists on the bridge witnessing its incredibly modern look with the old town as its background. 

Svetitskhoveli Church

The Svetitskhoveli Church is among the churches built on the golden age architecture of Georgian churches. It’s an enormous building which dates from the 11th century. Despite being old, the church has maintained its beautiful stone carvings inside and out of the structure. It also houses the tomb of Erekle II, king of Kartli and Kakheti, and the tomb of Vakhtang Gorgasali with his sword-holding image. 

Svetitskhoveli Church
Svetitskhoveli Church | Photo by Archil sutiashvili under creative commons

Samtavro Monastery

Said monastery is one of the top tourist attractions in Georgia for its castle-like structure and rich historical background. 

Previously, the convent served as the spiritual center of the Christians. Through generous donations, Samtavro, the town where it’s located, became one of the richest in Georgia. In the second half of the 19th century, it became a women’s monastery housing holy shrines like the relics of Abibos Nekrez and St. Shio Mgvime, the icon of the powerful Iberian Mother of God, and more. 

Samtavro Monastery
Samtavro Monastery | Photo by Levan Gokadze under creative commons

Vardzia

Cave towns are famous in Georgia, specifically in Vardzia. Its breathtaking view looks like a set in movies like Lord of the Rings. The natural view is unbeatable! It has the underground monastery that was built in the 12th century when the first woman, King Tamar, was crowned as a KING.

Vardzia
Vardzia | Photo by Kakhi Kuloshvili under creative commons

As a quick tip, you should also bring a bubble gum when you visit Vardzia. There is a bubblegum tree in the town where tourists stick their bubble gums after making a wish.   

Katskhi Pillar

In western Georgia, you can find the Katskhi Pillar. It is one of the top tourist attractions in Georgia composed of natural limestone monolith, approximately 130 feet from the ground. 

On top of the pillar lies the famous church, three hermit rooms, a curtain wall, and a crypt. Although the place is undisturbed for almost 500 years, you should still visit the place to hear what myths tell about it.

Katskhi Pillar
Katskhi Pillar | Photo by ლევან ნიორაძე under creative commons

Gergeti Trinity Church

Trekking the Gergeti Trinity Church is one of the best experiences to have in Georgia! You will learn to love the country by just traveling on foot towards the church. The view is absolutely stunning, with served burgers once you finish the first trek. The landscape is also nice and green, which serves as a full proof that the locals are into the pride of their country!

Gergeti Trinity Church - one of the top tourist attractions in Georgia
Gergeti Trinity Church, Georgia | Photo by Levan Gokadze under creative commons

The church has intrinsic carved details that are showing its rich past. Apart from paying respect, you should spend time taking pictures of the most breathtaking view of Georgia.  

Holy Trinity Cathedral of Tbilisi

The Holy Trinity Cathedral (Sameba Cathedral), the tallest church in Tbilisi, represents New Georgia. Its stunning structure houses different buildings such as a monastery, hotel, theology school, and nine chapels; five of them are underground. This complex is the best place to know more about the country’s culture and traditions.

Holy Trinity Cathedral of Tbilisi
Holy Trinity Cathedral of Tbilisi | Photo by Marcin Konsek under creative commons

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