Category Archives: Georgia

Reasons to visit Kutaisi in Georgia – What to see in Georgia’s second city; Mark; Kathmandu And Beyond

A guide to the best things to do in Kutaisi, Georgia. What to do in Kutaisi with a self-guided walking tour map for independent travellers.

Source: Reasons to visit Kutaisi in Georgia – What to see in Georgia’s second city

UNESCO experts to issue recommendations for Gelati monument rehabilitation; Agenda.ge

Professionals from the UNESCO World Heritage Centre will visit Georgia to issue recommendations on the ongoing rehabilitation of the Gelati Monastery Complex, following a fraught work on the site that resulted in damage to its newly installed roof and rainwater leaks last year.

Source: UNESCO experts to issue recommendations for Gelati monument rehabilitation

Cultural heritage body fines, replaces contractors working on Gelati UNESCO monument rehabilitation; Agenda

The National Agency for Cultural Heritage Preservation has fined and replaced the company working on the ongoing rehabilitation of the Gelati Monastery Complex, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the country’s west, for failing to fix deficiencies in the work.

Source: Cultural heritage body fines, replaces contractors working on Gelati UNESCO monument rehabilitation

10 Beautiful Day Trips from Tbilisi, Georgia (with Travel Tips); Kamila Napora; My Wanderlust

Planning a trip to Tbilisi, Georgia? Here are the best and most beautiful day trips from Tbilisi: natural wonders, old monuments and more!

Source: 10 Beautiful Day Trips from Tbilisi, Georgia (with Travel Tips)

Watchdog Requests Probe into Damages to Gelati World Heritage Site; civil.ge

Georgian Young Lawyers Association (GYLA), a local watchdog, announced on October 20 that it requested the Prosecutor’s Office to initiate probe into the damages to the Gelati Monastery complex – a UNESCO World Heritage Site, based on Articles 259 and 342 of the Criminal Code, involving damage or destruction of cultural heritage, and neglect of official duty, respectively.

Source: Watchdog Requests Probe into Damages to Gelati World Heritage Site

Temporary roofing for Gelati UNESCO site to be completed by December; Agenda.ge

Temporary roof structure over the Gelati Monastery Complex, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Georgia’s west, will be completed before December and allow replacement of the roof structure of the monument below it, the National Agency for Cultural Heritage Preservation said on Monday.

Source: Temporary roofing for Gelati UNESCO site to be completed by December

Jvari Monastery UNESCO site set for conservation work with US ambassador fund support; Agenda.ge

The deteriorating facade of the iconic 6th century Jvari Monastery, which stands perched atop a hill outside the ancient Georgian capital of Mtskheta, will undergo conservation and reinforcement work supported by the Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation at the United States Embassy in Tbilisi.

Source: Jvari Monastery UNESCO site set for conservation work with US ambassador fund support

Losing Svaneti – the Architectural Heritage of the Region; Stefan Applis; Georgia Today

Source: Losing Svaneti – the Architectural Heritage of the Region

“Immediate rehabilitation” needed for collapsed Gelati UNESCO site gate; Agenda.ge

The National Agency for Cultural Heritage Preservation is working to launch prompt rehabilitation works on a section of the gate around the Gelati Monastery Complex, after its partial collapse this week.

Source: “Immediate rehabilitation” needed for collapsed Gelati UNESCO site gate

The threats to Georgia’s world heritage sites; Stefan Applis; Eurasia Net

Georgia’s Catch-22: UNESCO status draws tourists, and yet tourists make it harder to maintain UNESCO status…

Source: Perspectives | The threats to Georgia’s world heritage sites

Georgian Arts Center on Restoration of Gelati: Roof Defects Impossible to Predict; Ana Dumbadze; Georgia Today

Source: Georgian Arts Center on Restoration of Gelati: Roof Defects Impossible to Predict

Georgia: Wine, Culture, and Hiking in the Heart of the Caucasus; Grit Daily News

In the late-afternoon light, the ruins seemed as if they were blushing. Farther down the path, the 65-foot-tall Mother of Georgia statue beckoned to us.

Source: Georgia: Wine, Culture, and Hiking in the Heart of the Caucasus | Grit Daily News

Summer in the Hills; Siddharth Ganguly; Outlook

These offbeat mountain towns provide safe and serene summer holiday options…

Source: Summer in the Hills

Rising Stars In Travel: These 7 Countries Have Potential To Become Major Tourist Destinations In A Post-Covid World; Jared Ranahan; Forbes

They’re some of the world’s most underrated countries – though they may not stay that way for much longer.

Source: Rising Stars In Travel: These 7 Countries Have Potential To Become Major Tourist Destinations In A Post-Covid World

10 of the dreamiest places in Georgia; Benjamin Kemper; CNN


Deep in the Caucasus, a fantasy world of sprawling cave cities, whisper-quiet monasteries, and secret mountain villages will have you pinching yourself at every turn.

Source: 10 of the dreamiest places in Georgia

15 Best Things to Do and See in Georgia; Matt; Nomadic Matt

Georgia is an up-and-coming destination for budget travelers. To help you plan an amazing trip, here are the best things to see and do in Georgia!

Source: 15 Best Things to Do and See in Georgia (Updated 2020)

Three amazing sites that lost their UNESCO World Heritage site status; Alex Bresler; Matador Network

They failed to keep their badge of honor.

Source: Three amazing sites that lost their UNESCO World Heritage site status

10 Amazing Places You Can Visit As Day Trips From Kutaisi, Georgia; Kami; My Wanderlust

Kutaisi, Georgia can be a great base to explore the area around. Canyons, caves, monasteries and more – you can see it all as day trips from Kutaisi!

Source: 10 Amazing Places You Can Visit As Day Trips From Kutaisi, Georgia

US embassy to fund conservation work at Georgian 6th century Jvari Monastery; Agenda.ge

The US Embassy will allocate $100,000 for the first stage of conservation work at Georgian 6th century Jvari monastery in Mtskheta. The project is intended to cover the first phase of the conservation cycle by carrying out a comprehensive study, to identify, classify, and map the extent of damage and…

Source: US embassy to fund conservation work at Georgian 6th century Jvari Monastery

Inside Ushguli, Europe’s highest inhabited village; Anadolu

Source: Inside Ushguli, Europe’s highest inhabited village

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