Category Archives: Georgia

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

Built in the Clouds, they’re the Highest Villages Frozen in Time; MessyNessyChic

When you’re looking to escape the tedium of modern and mainstream tourism, sometimes the only way is up. Today, our armchair travels will take us to some of the most remote (and highest) villages in the world, from middle America to roof of Egypt. But of course, we’re…

Source: Built in the Clouds, they’re the Highest Villages Frozen in Time

The Daily Telegraph writes about Georgia; Xiang; Georgian Journal

The national British daily broadsheet newspaper “The Daily Telegraph” has recently published an article about Georgia entitled “Is Georgia the new Puglia? With new direct flights, get there before the masses do.”

Source: The Daily Telegraph writes about Georgia

Look at the Republic of Georgia’s Weird and Awesome Architecture; Victoria Borisch; Fodor’s

Discover how Georgia’s unique mix of architectural styles combines the future and past of this exotic South Caucasus country. From its language and culture to its mishmash of architectural styles, the Republic of Georgia’s extensive, and sometimes tumultuous, history has led to the development of a place that is truly one of a kind.

Source: Look at the Republic of Georgia’s Weird and Awesome Architecture

Georgia invented viticulture, now its wine scene is taking Europe by storm; Noo Saro Wiwa; City AM

It has been said that Georgians ‘think with European minds and feel with Asian hearts’.

Source: Georgia invented viticulture, now its wine scene is taking Europe by storm

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