Georgia is counted amongst the most beautiful countries in the world and has many reasons proving this correct! The country is known for its sprawling vineyards, lush green forests, majestic Caucasian Mountains on one side and the magnificent beaches of the Black Sea on the other. A tourist haven, let’s take a peek into visiting Georgia in May.
Weather in May
Lots of tourist will agree that Georgia in May is the ideal time to visit. It is the spring season; the night and day temperature is cool and comfortable. East Georgia is drier and cooler, while west Georgia is warmer and experiences more rainfall.
Best Places to Visit and Things to do
The best places to visit in Georgia in May would start from the lowlands of the capital, Tbilisi. Tbilisi is a mix of old heritage and the modern world. Walking around on the cobblestone streets of Old Town or taking a dip in the sulphur baths is a pleasure, owing to the wonderful weather. The city is full of heritage attractions like the Holy Trinity Cathedral, Samtavero Monastery, Mtatsminda Pantheon, Anchiskhati Basilica and many more. The aerial tramway to Mount Mtatsminda and the park there are the best way to get an entire view of the green city in spring.
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If shopping is your interest, then go for malls like East Point and Tbilisi Mall, souvenir-shopping in the flea market on Dry Bridge, or shop for traditional Georgian clothes on Samoseli Pirveli. If outings and partying is on your mind, visit the best jazz club – the Movement Theatre, or Tsiskvili – the best fine dining restaurant for authentic Georgian cuisine, and a must visit is the Bassiani Club, built under a football stadium.
Borjomi is another interesting place to visit in Georgia in May. Spring is the ideal time to visit the Kharagauli National park, with its lush green forests and beautiful foliage, ideal for hiking.
Kakheti, known to be the birthplace of wine, is full of picturesque vineyards, resorts and the beautiful Lake Kvareli. Fishing, biking, trekking and visiting nearby forts and small towns are the activities one can indulge in here.
Batumi is the second-best place to visit in Georgia in May after Tbilisi. This city is built on the Black Sea coast and is a beach lover’s paradise. Batumi Boulevard and Europe Square are ideal places for a stroll, to enjoy the history and heritage of the city. For shopaholics, the Batumi Mall is a place to shop for brands, or visit the Parnavaz Mepe for vintage clothes and accessories. The city has the second-best nightlife scenario after Tbilisi. Visit Iveria Beach Club which has the best music and great sea views, or Spectrum Rooftop Restaurant for fine dining and great sea views.