Visit Guide to Tbilisi

Tbilisi is Georgia’s capital city, distinguished by its captivating nature, cultural artifacts, and ancient history. Here you can find breathtaking views, beautiful lakes, and even waterfalls right in the center of the city. What makes Tbilisi most charming is its multi-national culture, creating a unique atmosphere. Wandering through the narrow streets, full of deep stories, characteristic people, and architecture, you’ll come across the beautiful temples and fortresses.

Public Transportation

Tbilisi offers a very advanced and sophisticated network of transportation.

Tbilisi’s Metro follows the most developed areas of Tbilisi, giving most residents of the city easy access to it.

The city’s public buses fill in the gaps between the Metro, large roads, and thoroughfares.

You can use the same card for all public transport in the city. “MetroMoney” card can be purchased at any metro station; The cost per ride is 50 tetri, and transfers within 1.5 hours are free.

Using the “MetroMoney” card is not obligatory, but without it, the ride will cost 1 lari, instead of 50 tetri.

The city offers an advanced mini-bus system, covering all the areas of Tbilisi, especially too narrow roads for the public buses.

By Plane

Offering flights to Europe, UK, Asia, etc., Shota Rustaveli Tbilisi International Airport is located in Samgori within Tbilisi and represents the country’s predominant international airport.

Tbilisi is fascinating with its diverse culture. Here you can find the settlement of the Bronze Age, the Medieval temples, and majestic fortresses that have endured numerous battles.

The city offers various interesting museums telling stories about Georgian treasures, the culture, and the arts. In addition to this, the city’s beautiful narrow streets feel like museums themselves and offer lots of architectural samples with breathtaking legends.

Tbilisi has unique communal yeards (often called “Italian yeards” due to the major  temperament and the cheerful atmosphere.)

Old Tbilisi’s yeards are attractive with their architecture, curved stairs, and ornamented colorful balconies. Here you can meet the locals, who are simply worshiping warm relationships between neighbors. The purest thing for them is baking traditional Khachapuri and offering a glass of home wine to every passer.

Apart from places of cultural and historical significance, you will enjoy beautiful waterfalls, lakes, and extensive city or mountain views.

People from Tbilisi love to celebrate. That’s why the city has lots of festivals and holidays. (Tbilisoba, Tbilisi Open Air, Art-Gene, etc.)

You’ll hear the quality music, travel through the perfect trip of various tastes, and will get acquainted with the Georgian culture and character of this city.

The capital is attractive with its nearby attractions as well. You can plan a dreamy trip around the municipality of Tbilisi; Find perfect places for relaxing, birdwatching, or exploring even more.

The territory of Tbilisi has been inhabited since the Early Bronze Age (IV millennium BC). In the sources, it is first mentioned in the second half of the IV century. The city went through a lot since then.

The capital was founded by King Vakhtang Gorgasali in the 5th century. The legend says the king came across the warm waters while hunting.  Amazed with this find, Vakhtang realized its great potential and decided to found the city here.  The name “Tbilisi” came from the word “tbili”, meaning warm in Georgian.

Due to its convenient geographical location, Tbilisi was one of the vital centers of the Middle East and offered significant trade routes to East Transcaucasia and pre-Asia.

Nowadays, Tbilisi is Georgia’s capital city. It offers lots of hidden stories, remains, and treasures for the modern world as well.

Indeed, the spiritual and cultural life is rich and varied: the city always holds exciting traditional, or modern festivals, cultural events, theatre performances, and concerts. Here you can spend an unforgettable time and plunge into the cultural life of Tbilisi with some Georgian flavor.

Cultural life in Tbilisi: Opera and Ballet Theatre after Paliashvili,  Rezo Gabriadze Marionette Theater, Art Cafés, Cinemas and other.

Tbilisi is located in Eastern Georgia on both banks of the river Mtkvari.

It borders to the north by the foothills of Saguramo Ridge, to the east by the northwestern part of the Iori Plateau, and to the west by Trialeti Ridge’s branches.

Administratively Tbilisi is divided into Gldani, Didube, Vake, Isani, Krtsanisi, Mtatsminda, Nadzaladevi, Saburtalo, Samgori, and Chugureti districts.

The main artery of the city water is the river Mtkvari.

According to general signs, the climate of Tbilisi is subtropical and semidry. Here it is hot summer and cold winter. The average air temperature in July is + 24.4, and in January, it is + 0.9 °C. Sulphuretted hydrogen thermal water flows into many places in the old districts of Tbilisi. It is an essential mineral of the city.

Due to its large market, the first economic interest for investors in Georgia is Tbilisi.

Tourism is one of the fastest-growing sectors of the local economy, which has a high potential for further development.