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Georgia is a unique country. Most of the travelers are choosing this destination because of its natural beauty, a lot of touristic spots, divers cuisine, hospitable people and fun activities. But there is one thing that most of the travelers are wandering before planning their trip: What is the best time to visit Georgia ?!
In this article we will try to give you clear idea about each season, advantages and disadvantages so that you could decide which time of the year is preferable for you.
Why to travel in Winter?!
Winter Season in Georgia starts from December and continues till the end of February but if you are snow lover please note that snow season can be last till April.
Georgia can offer a lot of activities because the country is full of ski resorts. Places such as Gudauri and Bakuriani is most popular touristic destination during this period. What can be better than drinking hot tea or coffee and looking mountains covered with snow. Also, not to forget this is a good period to travel with your family because who love snow more than children?!
Winter season is assumed as high season and most of the hotels in a good location can be fully booked, so try to book preferable hotel in advance and don’t start searching for accommodation on last minute.
Talking about winter, I must mention that season can be really cold in Georgia and during midnight temperature can go under 0(Zero) Celsius, so get ready for it and don’t forget to take warm cloths with you.
Summer season in Georgia starts from June and continues till the end of July.
Summer have the lot of advantages, first of all the touristic spots are easy to visit, because for example in winter it almost impossible to visit Gergety Trinity Church by car and similar situation is for many other spots that are located in mountainous regions.
It is the best time to explore Svaneti – one of the most popular touristic destination in Georgia and best time to visit Batumi – famous seaside resort.
Weather is not too hot and dry (around 30 Celsius ). You can experience a lot of things that can’t or hard to be done in Winter, for example you can try rafting in rivers, you can try boat trip in the Black Sea, try zipline, Paragliding and many other extreme activities to diversify your trip
And also, there is one important note. Most of the travelers have a vacation from their work during summertime. So yes, I can definitely suggest you to pack your luggage and plan your trip to Georgia.
Don’t forget to book your hotel in advance, because just like in winter, Summer season is also high season and a lot of travelers come and visit our country during this time. It’s not news that touristic spots are overcrowded during summer time and this is also a thing you need to know in advance.
Autumn season starts from September and continues till the end of November,
Autumn season is not as popular as summer and winter period. One reason is that during this time people are having the lot of works to be done and have no time to travel or no vacation from their employees, but here is a big secret you might need to know about autumn season: As it is assumed low season and hotels are not as crowded as usual their prices are reduced quite a lot, so if you want to travel on a budget this is one of the biggest advantages for you.
Georgia is assumed as homeland of wine. Country has huge history of wine producing and autumn is exactly a time when we harvest wine and make high quality product. So if you want to take participation in harvesting and traditional wine making this is only time you can do it and time you can see beauty of falling leaves.
Also important advantage is that weather is quite balanced. You will not feel cold or hot.
“Spring is the time of plans and projects.”
― Leo Tolstoy
Spring season starts from March and continues till the end of May.
Just like autumn, spring is also assumed as low season and hotel rates are lower to be compared to Summer and Winter time.
Spring is a very colorful season in Georgia, flowers bloom, there is pleasant smells in the air and seasonal properties are reopening. During this period, it is still possible to spot snow on a mountain and try some extreme activities. Also, touristic spots are not overcrowded
So if you like to travel on a budget, take colorful pictures and enjoy your vacation, it is perfect time to travel in Georgia.
Now you already know what to expect from each season and you will choose preferable time to explore Georgia!
Author: Ani Chkhikvadze