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Shkhara is the highest peak in Georgia and the third highest peak in the Caucasus, measuring 16,627 feet above sea level. Shkhara is the highest part of the great rock wall, the so-called Bezingi Wall. It rises to a height of up to two kilometers above the base. The first conquerors of the peak were the British John Garford Cockin and his Swiss guides Ulrich Almer and Christian Roth in September 1888. 1)


Supra is a traditional Georgian feast, with which a set of rituals is connected. Supra is a background for all important events in Georgian life. It is also a symbol of the hospitality of Georgian society. The course of supra is supervised by a tamada, the master of ceremonies. He gives rhyming toasts and makes sure that there is enough food and wine on the table. 2)


Kutaisi (ancient names: Aea/Aia, Kutaisi) is a city in western Georgia on the Rioni River. It is the third-largest city in Georgia. Since 2012 it is the seat of the Parliament of Georgia. In Greek mythology, it appears as Ai, a city in Colchis, where Jason and the Argonauts went to get the Golden Fleece. Katie Melua, a British singer of Georgian origin, was born in Kutaisi. 3)

Krubera Cave

The deepest caves in the world are Veriovkina Cave and Krubera Cave. Both are located in Georgia (Abkhazia) in the Arabika Massif. 4)


Chacha (Georgian: ჭაჭა) is Georgian alcohol produced from grape marc. It is equivalent to Italian grappa. The drink contains 40-50 percent alcohol by volume (occasionally up to 60 percent). 5)

The oldest in the world

Georgia has a Jewish community that is believed to be one of the oldest in the world. 6)

Origin of wine

According to some sources, the wine originated in Georgia. 7)

The richest Georgian

The richest Georgian is Bidzina Ivanishvili with wealth worth over $5.2 billion. 8)

Very long subway line

There is a 27.1 km long (22 stations) subway line in Tbilisi. It was opened in 1966. It is used by about 99 million people annually. 9)


Khachapuri is a delicacy that can be bought on every street, in every bakery, and in every Georgian store. It is a kind of bread baked together with cheese, which Georgians never have enough of. 10)


Khinkali dumplings are most associated with Georgian cuisine. They are pouches made of dough, which contain meat stuffing with broth. 11)

Sentimental toasts

Georgians are famous for their flowery and sentimental toasts, made during feasts with family and friends. 12)

Georgian alphabet

Georgians have their own alphabet, which somewhat resembles the Elvish one from Tolkien's books and of which they are very proud. 13)


Part of Georgia lies in Europe and part in Asia, but the vast majority of Georgians are most likely to call themselves Europeans. 14)

Prometheus Cave

Not far from Kutaisi is the Prometheus Cave, known to all from Greek mythology. It is a great attraction for tourists, and while visiting it you can swim part of the cave in a boat and see a show of colored lights in the halls made of rocks, stalactites, and stalagmites. 15)

georgia.txt · Last modified: 2022/04/13 06:04 by aga