So called Indian summer is a great time for scheduling your wedding or honeymoon. Want to start your official family life in an unforgettable way, experience bright sweet emotional moments together and not to travel the world and the seven seas? Georgia is your best option then. Not just because you can register your marriage 24/7 in so called city of love, Sighnaghi. Love lives in every corner of Georgia, if you look carefully. And you can find a corner for yourself!Photo: Anna Dobrokvalova, Tbilisi Portraits
For extreme lovers
Together in the air, on the ground and under the ground? Easy. Try paragliding in Kazbegi or Gudauri, have an off road drive in Udabno semi desert, explore the down part of Okatse Canyon, swim in the mountainous rivers or try rafting on them. Finally, book the wedding ceremony in one of halls of Prometheus Cave! Your feelings have never been deeper.
For romance lovers
Get lost and find yourself on the cobbled tiny streets of Old Tbilisi, have a funicular and Ferris wheel on Mtatsminda mount, and have a nice portion of typical Tbilsii doughnuts and Laghidze waters in a restaurant on the top.
Head to Kakheti, enjoy tete-a-tete on one of the lake resorts, walk on the stone paved streets of Sighnaghi, that town where brides and grooms are welcome anytime, taste wine in the small wineries or check out the cellar of Chavchavadze mansion in Tsinandali.
Look at the stars in the astrophysical observatory of Abastumani. Go to Batumi, learn more about love story of Ali and Nino, find all the love sculptures, and once again declare your feelings to your special one, sitting at the shore and watching sun drowning in the Black Sea.
For nature lovers
So, you love mountains and simple life? Kazbegi and Juta villages wait for you, doesn’t matter if you want to stay for 1-2 days or hike the whole week.
If you also enjoy the stories about brave warriors and want to see real medieval towers, go to Khevsureti or Svaneti, where legends are part of daily life. Svan towers are also included to the List of UNESCO World Heritage.
National Parks Kintrishi and Mtirala in Ajara will make you feel like in a Tarzan movie in their subtropical jungle and green forests. So, choose what you like most, and go for it!
For food lovers
Dear friends who love eating and cooking, you have just found a place to be! Travel from East to West of Georgia, and feel the diversity. Of course, khachapuri will remain your true satellite, but be sure that in the East you have tried juicy boiled beef brisket (khashlama), meat barbeque (mtsvadi), stewed lamb with vegetables and spices (chakapuli), spinach and greens stuffed pie (pkhlovani), buffalo matsoni, which is made only in Mzisguli village in Kakheti, Pasanaurian khinkali and, of course, fresh Kakhetian churchkhela and pelamushi.
In the West you should taste tender cheese in milk-and-mint sauce (gebzhalia), boiled samp with cheese (elarji), different kinds of greens mixed with walnut sauce (pkhali), milky cheeses and super spicy Megrelian Ajika, lasagna with cheese (achma), borano (Ajarian omelette)…
Book or ask your host about a master class in Georgian cuisine, learn how to prepare things yourself. Buy spices and sauces on small local markets to bring Georgian aroma and taste to your home!
For relax lovers
Add Tbilisi sulfur baths to your must visit list, to relax your body and experience real Georgia. Try Kakhetian wine spa or treat yourself at any of Kakhetian lake resorts: Lopota or Kvareli.
Another smart decision is to go to Borjomi to relax in one of spa hotels or even guest houses there. Try one of the most effective mineral waters of the world, which is the most famous Georgian water ever. In the city park you can drink it from two springs, and in the hotels experienced medical staff will heal your body with this magic natural mean.
For history lovers
There are so many churches and historical objects in Georgia – those, who are interested in ancient times, will be definitely interested. You can feel like in an adventure novel or history book, as you explore cave town Vardzia or Rabati fortress, where so many cultures are melted together.
Gelati and Svetitskhoveli cathedrals will impress you not just with magnificent frescoes, but also with amazing views around. 1000-years-old church in Katskhi and tiny Jvari cathedral on the hilltop near Mtskheta, city walls of Sighnaghi and arch bridges of Ajara – all this can become the decoration for your honeymoon, if you decide to spend it in Georgia. Try Georgian national costumes on, or be true to your style – your vacation together will be really unforgettable!Photo: Marina Karpiy (http://karpiy.com.ua)