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The best time to travel in Georgia

If you want to explore Georgia, its monasteries and the famous troglodytic town of Vardzia then the best time to go is between May and October.

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The best period for going to Georgia is from May to October. The temperatures are pleasant, and the weather is generally sunny, whereas winter is much colder. You should chose to go in September/October if you want to see the grape harvest in Kakheti.

Wine holiday

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One of the unmissable parts of a trip to Georgia is going to Kakheti to taste the wine of the country's foremost wine making region. In this region you can also visit Sighnaghi and the churches and castles of Telavi. You should preferably go there between May and October.

Walking trip

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The best time for walking in Tusheti is the summer. The best months for exploring the superb countryside of this mountainous region on foot or horseback are July and August. You can get there on the road that leaves from Kakheti which is only open from June to the beginning of October.

A trip around the monasteries

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You really must visit the famous David Gareja monastery complex. You're sure to admire the 15 monasteries of this ancient site, all surrounded by flowers. Prefer the period of May to October for exploring these exceptional sites.

A trip around Georgia's most beautiful towns

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In order to explore Georgia's most beautiful towns you should travel between May and October. Go and see Tbilisi, which is very lively, especially its magnificent old town, its churches, bars and cafes. There is also Stepantsminda, not far from Tsminda Sameba Church and Mount Kazbek. And there's Batumi, the summer tourist capital of the country.

A troglodyte trip

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If you are going to Georgia, you really should visit the troglodytic town of Vardzia. Its inhabitants have lived there forever in houses dug into the stone which gives the region its unique character. The town is a cultural symbol. You should plan to travel between May and October to visit the 119 groups of caves the town has to explore.
Tiphaine Leblanc
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Updated 26 October 2018