Georgian currency is GEL (Lari).
One USD is approximately 2.45 GEL
One EUR is approximately 2.85 GEL
For further information and official exchange rate of LARI against foreign currencies, visit: https://www.nbg.gov.ge/index.php?m=582&lng=eng
GEORGIAN VISA IS NOT REQUIRED FOR THE CITIZENS OF THE FOLLOWING COUNTRIES:
All countries of the European Union, United States of America, Canada, Japan, Switzerland, Lichtenstein, Norway, Israel, The Holy See, Principality of Andorra, San-Marino, Republic of Iceland, United Arab Emirates, State of Kuwait, South Korea, State of Qatar, Kingdom of Bahrain, Oman, Brunei, Singapore, Australia, Monaco, New Zealand, The Bahamas, Barbados, Antigua and Barbuda, Trinidad and Tobago, Seychelles, Botswana, Croatia, Chile Saint Kitts and Nevis, Argentina. Malaysia, Mexico, Uruguay, Mauritius, Panama, Costa Rica, South Africa, Brazil, Thailand, Belize, Saudi Arabia.
Those who need visa to enter Georgia can obtain it electronically on www.evisa.gov.ge
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When visiting the country, one of the most important issues is safery. In case of Georgia, you should relax about it. According to Numbeo 2016 report, Georgia is the safest country in Europe and 6th in the world following South Korea, Singapore, Japan, Hong Kong and Taiwan.
Traditionally, Georgians believe that a guest is sent by god and it’s a gift, so they will treat you with great hospitality. It’s completely safe to travel around the country. In case you need them Georgian policemen are at your service 24/7. So, all you have to do is relax, concentrate on your business here and enjoy this beautiful country.
Places to visit in Tbilisi
Eating out in a comfortable, well-designed cafes and restaurants in Tbilisi is one of the most popular and primary socializing activities for many locals. Georgians love spending time in cozy venues chatting with friends, discussing trending topics or just simply enjoying a cup of their favorite beverage. These gatherings in a café for hours sometimes turns into a café crawl with friends in one evening.
Considering the fact that there are a lot of unique-designed cafés that Tbilisi hides in its backstreets, first-time visitors find it difficult where to go and sit, so we’ve compiled a list of the best places.
Besides cafes Tbilisi has dozens of restaurants to suit any taste. Most of the restaurants in the capital offer traditional cuisine. Georgian cuisine began about 9,000 years ago and is the result of the broad interplay of culinary ideas carried along the Silk Road Trade route by merchants and travelers alike.
We provide a list of the best places you can visit to taste the local food or just chill after a tiring day.
a small pedestrian street, one of the single centers of the city’s cultural and social life. It’s located in the Tbilisi Old Town. After the reconstruction in 19th century, the street was named Shardeni, in honor of the French traveler Jean Chardin. Nowadays, The main walking street Shardeni together with its parallel Bambis Rigi and Rkinis Rigi, and Erekle II a little further north, are narrow pedestrian streets with many bars, cafes and shisha bars. Active place for the night life lovers.
David Aghmashenebeli Avenue
is one of the main avenues in the historical part of Tbilisi, known for its 19th-century classical architecture. Since 2010, the avenue has seen major rehabilitation works. Nowadays it has become one of the centers for café lovers. Aghmashenebeli is easily accessible by metro at Marjanishvili Station, which is a single stop away from the city’s second historical artery – Rustaveli Avenue. On this pedestrian street you can see cozy cafes, national restaurants, shops and many other.
Fabrika is the space for rebellious minds to create and share. Once a soviet sewing factory has been revived and transformed into a multi-functional urban space bringing together enthusiastic individuals ready to stretch their minds with new exhilarating experiences. The space now continues its life as the popular hotspot that unites urban style cafes and bars, artist studios and shops, mind blowing open space courtyard, ever changing one-off events and creates synergy between them. For like-minded individuals, both locals and travellers, Fabrika is an alternative hotspot for gathering in Tbilisi with a great vibe and prodigious space to create and share, co-work or socialize. It has become the symbol of renovation, recreation and reinvention. Fabrika is the creative center of Tbilisi with the unique atmosphere you don’t want to miss.
Address: 8 NINOSHVILI STR., TBILISI, Web-adress: https://fabrikatbilisi.com
Shavi Lomi, also known as Black Lion, is a great place to enjoy your evening and taste Georgian cuisine. The restaurant is situated not in very city center, and if you want to wander in the streets it will probably take you awhile before you find it hidden in narrow Tbilisi streets. Once you get there you will feel the great atmosphere. it’s worth to spend your time while looking for it. The restaurant has a unique atmosphere of an old and beautiful Tbilisi house. The garden they have is absolutely amazing. Cuisine is Georgian with peculiar touch.
Address: 30 Kvlividze str. Tbilisi
Restaurant “Barbarestan” represents a fine results of newly understanding a book “Complete Cooking” published in 1914 by XIX century writer Barbare Eristavi-Jorjadze. The most important person of her epoch – a writer, feminist, poet – hosts you in 21st century Tbilisi and suggests excellent cooking, which combines European and Asian tastes and colors, as Tbilisi does itself. Guests will be met by convenient environment, Georgian tunes and dishes made of natural products. At Barbare’s you will be hosted by Kurasbediani family with 11 children, family members, brand chief and “Gastronaut” restaurators’ team. You enter in convenient, tasteful environment, XIX century atmosphere reminding itself with black and white photos, vintage furniture, beautiful interior, carefully planned details and invite you to the gastronomic travel. Everything genius is always newsworthy, as well as in case of books and naturally in case of culinary, moreover at Barbare’s you will taste not only dishes, you will taste epoch and culture.
Address: D. Aghmashenebeli ave. 132
ღVino Underground is one of the best wine bars in Tbilisi. The bar is very cozy, you can feel a warm atmosphere there, meet friendly and professional staff who can help you choose among the wide selection of natural wines. Many of them you can taste first.
Address: 15 Galaktion Tabidze St
Abanotubani is the ancient district of Tbilisi, Georgia, known for its sulphuric baths. Located at the eastern bank of the Mtkvari River at the foot of Narikala fort across Metekhisubani, Abanotubani is an important historic part of the city: it is where according to a legend the King of Iberia, Vakhtang Gorgasali’s falcon fell, leading to a discovery of the hot springs and, subsequently, to founding of a new capital.
Chreli Abano is a distinctive, luxurious and elegant place in the heart of Old Tbilisi, once again ambitiously looking and bubbling over Abanotubani. The legendary “Colorful bath“ is a renewed look of centuries-old history with optional private rooms & massage. You can book it in advance.
Address: 2 Abano Str.