Georgia is a beautiful and mysterious country in Transcaucasia. Majestic mountains, delicious food, fine wines, warm hospitality, rich history – all this attracts tourists from all over the world. The colorful nature and unusual sights of Georgia will not leave their hearts and souls indifferent.
Car rental in Tbilisi
In this article I would like to tell you about the most interesting places in the capital of Georgia Tbilisi and its surrounding area. You can travel in the country using public transport but it would be much better to find a good local car rental in Tbilisi. I can recommend GSS Car Rental as their service quality is on the high level and the company owns a service center, where all the vehicle undergo thorough technical inspection before offering them to the clients. Just visit GSS Car Rental website https://gsscarrental.com and make a booking of the desired vehicle. After you have got a car, you can travel freely around the country.
Old Town of Tbilisi
At first I suggest visiting an old district of Tbilisi, located at the foot of Mtatsminda Mountain, which is famous for its ancient temples and squares built in the ancient traditions of Georgian architecture. Local residents try to preserve the old city as it was left by its ancestors. The journey in the past begins from here. Tiny Georgian courtyards, narrow winding streets, carved balconies hanging over the streets, quaint facades of houses filled with the spirit of antiquity, numerous squares and shady parks – all these will open to the curious gaze of a tourist in the heart of the capital of Georgia.
This fortress was built much earlier than the glorious Georgian capital. For a long time, this fortification had strategic importance on the Great Silk Road, Narikala did not succumb to many assaults. In 1827, during the explosion of the powder storage, part of the fortress was destroyed. In the 1990s the building was reconstructed, the church of St. Nicholas, an Orthodox shrine of the XII century, was also rebuilt. Car rental in Tbilisi will make your trip to this place much easier than using public transport, as there are many tourists who would like to see Narikala Fortress.
Abanotubani is the central district of Tbilisi, famous since ancient times for the complex of sulfur baths. The architectural ensemble of structures, which are supplied with water from underground sources, was built from the XVII to the XIX century. Georgian capital acquired the part of its name “Tbili” which is translated as “warm” due to these sulfur baths. Since ancient times they were used for medicinal purposes.
The is a unique shrine with the relics of the saint Nina on its walls, the woman who brought Christianity to Georgia. The place of the enlightener’s death was the small settlement of Bodbe, which is located in the modern Georgian town in Kakheti region. By order of the KIng Mirian III, the church of St. George was built over the grave of the saint, with a monastery complex next to it. The relics of saint Nina survived terrible Georgian wars, and now thousands of people can freely visit this place.
This is the Orthodox monastery which rises above an ancient Georgian city of Mtskheta, at the confluence of two rivers – Aragvi and Mtkvari. According to the legend, it was here where saint Nina erected her cross after the baptism in Georgia. Part of the cross was included in the base of this religious landmark when it was built.
This landmark is highly valuable for Orthodox Christians all over the world. Patriarchal church, located in the town of Mtskheta, was built instead of an old wooden one. According to the legend, one of its foundations was a cedar tree that grew on the burial site of the Christ’s robe. The religious complex acquired its modern appearance in the XI century. International Driving Guide Georgia is the most helpful driving guide in Georgia.
There are much more interesting places to visit in the country available if you use car rental in Tbilisi service. There are a lot of ancient landmarks all over the country, so you will just need to drive through its regions. This is the contact information of GSS Car Rental which I used during my trip.
Address: 11 Abel Enukidze Street, Tbilisi, Georgia
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