Georgia in spring is among the best time to visit this beautiful Caucasian country. The spring months in Georgia are March, April, and May. The frozen chilly winters began to diminish steadily around this time, making Georgia one of the top choice for a cheap European vacation. However, it’s still not like summers, where you can do plenty of outdoor hikes. Instead, stay in the cities and towns to enjoy the best of spring in Georgia.
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Best places to enjoy spring in Georgia, Europe
Nestled amidst the majestic Caucasus Mountains, Georgia is a beautiful country known for its splendid natural landscapes and unspoilt nature. Filled with scenic towns and quaint villages, Georgia boasts of beautiful hill stations, stunning Black Sea coast resort towns, and plenty of adventure sports. Low cost and a lesser number of tourists during the spring months make it one of the best value-for-money and cheap getaways in Europe. Check out a few amazing places to visit during the charming spring in Georgia.
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1. Enjoy the pleasant spring season in Tbilisi, Georgia
The beautiful capital city of Tbilisi is known for its rich architecture and cultural heritage. Tbilisi’s weather in spring is mild and pleasant, allowing a comfortable sightseeing exploration of the city. Walk through the narrow cobbled stone lanes of Old Town, visit the majestic Narikala Fortress, take the funicular railway to Mtatsminda, and walk along the Rustaveli Avenue known for several important cultural buildings, cafes, restaurants, and shops.
Unwind at the National Botanical Garden of Georgia, a spectacular garden that blooms at it’s best in April. Another major event during the spring in Tbilisi is the annual New Wine Festival in May. The event celebrates the fine quality freshly-brewed Georgian wines and farm produces. Tbilisi in spring is one of the best places to visit in Georgia.
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2. Visit the ancient capital of Georgia – Mtskheta
Take a day tour to Mtskheta from Tbilisi and get a chance to admire the highly scenic landscapes of Georgia on the way. The historic city of Mtskheta is one of the oldest cities in Georgia and used to be the ancient capital of the first Georgian Empire. Today, Mtskheta is a protected UNESCO World Heritage Site known for historic churches and monasteries. Visit the famous Anannuri Fortress, Zhinvali Reservoir, Jvari Monastery, Svetitskhoveli Cathedral, Gergeti Trinity Church, and don’t forget to try some authentic Georgian food. A highly recommended tour especially during the spring in Georgia.
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3. Visit the Black Sea resort city of Georgia – Batumi
The second-largest Georgian city of Batumi lies on the coast of Black Sea in the country’s southwest. This stylish city is a highly popular summer destination in Georgia and has a thriving gaming industry. Known as the “The Las Vegas of the Black Sea”, Batumi in spring is peaceful, pleasant, and completely free of the summer tourist crowd. Don’t forget to take a ride in the Argo Cable Car that offers sprawling views of Batumi. Take a stroll along the Batumi Boulevard, see the picture-perfect Batumi Botanical Gardens and plenty of iconic architecture and attractions. Batumi is a delightful destination to visit during spring in Georgia.
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4. Explore Georgia’s famous wine producing region – Kakheti
Kakheti region of Georgia is famous for amazing landscapes and the fabled tradition of winemaking. The region is blessed with scenic towns, villages, and important historic attractions. Kakheti’s capital – Telavi is one of the oldest cities in the region. The romantic town of Sighnaghi is a dream destination for photographers. The region’s key highlights also include the David Gareja monastery complex, Bodbe Monastery – the shrine of Saint Nino and several churches like Alaverdi Cathedral, Nekresi Monastery, and Gremi Monastery. The scenic region of Kakheti is certainly among the best cheap getaways in Europe.
5. Visit Georgia’s world-famous resort in spring – Borjomi
Borjomi is a very famous resort town of Georgia. Part of the Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park, it’s known for its mineral water springs. Borjomi’s mineral springs have made it a highly popular destination among the domestic as well as international tourists. Borjomi has a wonderful summer palace of the Romanov dynasty of Russia and has a wonderful natural park is perfect for a day excursion. Borjomi during the Georgian springs are still free of heavy tourism crowd and therefore, is among the best value-for-money and cheap European vacations.
6. Bateti Lake – A magical lake in Georgia
Camping on the northern bank of this beautiful lake will be the best experience of your life. Surrounded by rain-forest slopes, fresh spring water and fallen leaves – Bateti Lake is somewhat of a teen fairy-tale place waiting to be explored! The Lake seems even magical during the autumn season as the foliage turns into shades of fall colours. One can also enjoy hiking in Dzama Gorge and visit it’s old Karmeli Monastery and see the Mzovreti Castle.
7. Trinity Hill – A mysterious place in Georgia
Popular belief holds Trinity Hill as the most mysterious place in Georgia. This mysterious place has a village known as ‘chkhikvta‘ which translates to the ‘village of jays’ in English. Amidst the village is Trinity Hill, and a fortress built with giant boulders. The mystery is how and from where these boulders were brought to the hill for the construction of the fortress. There are no boulders seen in the vicinity and there is no explanation of these giant boulders’ discovery.
8. Mestia – A historic town in the Caucasus Mountains in Georgia
Mestia is a small town located in northwest Georgia in the Upper Sevanti region. The town of Mestia is a living history museum and has several UNESCO World Heritage site. It’s Museum documents the region’s rich folklore, medieval weaponry, icons and engravings, silver, iron and copper ornaments, jewellery, textile, and several artifacts.
This wonderful hill station in Georgia has several amazing things to do like hiking up to the Chaladi Glacier, visiting the highest European settlement of Ushguli, trekking up to Koruldi Lake and don’t forget to indulge in delicious Svan Cuisine. Mestia in spring can be cold and chilly because of its mountainous terrain but nevertheless, it’s one of the top places to visit during spring in Georgia.