Unfold The Untold: Georgia, Eurasia

The gorgeous Caucasian region of Georgia is a path less travelled. Nestled at the crossroads between Europe and Asia, this gem is a locale that boasts of several fascinating facts. Read on as we unfold the untold about this Eurasian beauty in all its glory!

 

Deepest Caves In The World

 

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Four out of five of the deepest caves in the world are located in Georgia with two of them being over two kilometres deep! Explore the deepest surfaces of the Earth through an excursion within the impressive formations of stalactites and stalagmites shaped by limestone.

 

Fairytale Forests

 

 

Dense, tropical forests cover around 40% of Georgia’s territory. Enveloped in verdant greenery its forest regions are characterized by wildlife including boars, deer, bears, lynx, wolves, foxes, jackals, hares and squirrels.

 

Captivating Cathedral

 

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An enthralling attraction, the Holy Trinity Cathedral of Tbilisi (also known as Sameba) is the third tallest Eastern Orthodox cathedral in the world and one of the largest religious edifices in the world by total area.

 

In The Clouds

 

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At 2,050m of altitude, Ushguli is Europe’s highest settlement permanently inhabited. The majestic mountainous region is known to be the most remote village in Georgia and is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

 

The Georgian Script

 

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The Georgian script is comprised of three diverse languages which include; Nuskhuri, Asomtaruli, and Mkhedruli. Today, Georgians also have their very own alphabet containing thirty-three letters, influenced by Greek and Iranian libretti.

 

 

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