The end of the year is a time for celebration across the world. But in Tbilisi, the historic Georgian capital, the festive period lasts well into January because of orthodox traditions. Because of this, it’s the perfect place to prolong the magic of Christmas and the New Year festivities. So, if you’re not ready to say goodbye to magical lights, seasonal street food, and the sound of carols in the streets, Tbilisi could be your ideal winter escape.
Winter in Georgia is cold and snowy with an average temperature of 2-3°C (35-40°F). It sometimes even falls below zero in some regions. For those of you who love visiting snow-covered cities, Tbilisi will be a disappointment. However, you can go to other towns across the country to get the desired experience. Winter in Georgia usually means indoor activities or visiting ski resorts. So, here’s a list of the best things to see and do in Georgia during your winter break.
This country has beautiful mountains, dependable snow, hearty food and welcoming people. Now they just need to decide how to build a tourism industry. I was descending a Georgian mountain pass in a rented Renault Duster when, rounding a curve with six-foot snow drifts to either side, a dark and narrow tunnel came into view.