Why You Should Visit The Caucasus?

Why You Should Visit The Caucasus?

The Caucasus in ancient times was located at the crossroads of Eastern and Western civilizations. Left their marks here Greeks, Zoroastrians, Scythians and other peoples who once inhabited these lands or try to win them over. Therefore, from a historical point of view tours Azerbaijan, Georgia and Armenia will be of interest even experienced travelers. There are almost unlimited opportunities for recreation: beautiful and diverse landscapes, beach resorts and ski slopes, mild climate, unique flora, ancient monuments, healing mineral springs. This beautiful nature, delicious cuisine and wine, as well as the famous Caucasian hospitality will be a pleasant bonus.

The Culture

The Caucasus is one of the most culturally diverse regions on the planet. On the territory of the Caucasus there are over 50 nationalities that have created a distinctive culture and their own special languages. Today, there are also people who came at different times, not being of Caucasian origin, in particular: Russians, Ukrainians, Kurds, Assyrians, Greeks, Tatars, Jews, and others. If you travel only to a few Caucasian regions, such as Azerbaijan, Georgia and Dagestan, you will feel as if you have passed hundreds. The culture, language, and people can vary greatly depending on the village or city.

The History

The history of the Caucasus is the heritage of the peoples living here, which reflects their temperament, character and customs. These are bloody wars, conquests and migrations. All the peoples of the Caucasus lived separately, but close to each other, intertwining historically and culturally. The modern Caucasus is full of relics to appeal to any historical taste. In the mountains you will find ancient mountain fortresses and watchtowers that have long been abandoned, now they are guarded by powerful Caucasian eagles that nest inside and soar above your head.

Old town/Streets

The cities of Tbilisi and Baku have two of the most atmospheric and picturesque ancient city centers in the world! This is how to get into past centuries and take a walk through the history of the Caucasus. Some streets look as if they came straight from the set. Narrow streets and wooden balconies symbolize Tbilisi, while mulberry trees and towers symbolize Baku. Both are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Welcome countries

And of course the main reason for visiting the region is the friendliness and hospitality of the people of the Caucasus. In the book” Russian magazine “John Steinbeck wrote about Georgia: “Georgia is a magical land, and the moment you leave it, it becomes like a dream. And the people here are magical. In fact, this is one of the richest and most beautiful places on earth and these people deserve it.” There has never been a better time to travel to Georgia and Azerbaijan.

Museums

In the city of Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan, you should never miss the Carpet Museum, located in a building in the shape of a rolled carpet, as well as the Heydar Aliyev –°ultural –°enter, designed by Zaha Hadid.  In Georgia, in the city of Gori, there is a Stalin Museum, which presents the history of the most famous person in Georgia and all post-soviet states -Joseph Stalin. In Yerevan, you should visit the Matenadaran Museum of ancient manuscripts, where some of the most ancient books in the world are stored.

Cuisine

You will not be disappointed with the menu on the whole Caucasus, and, best of all, at an affordable price! You will come across a number of new and interesting food products that are specific to these countries. Azerbaijan has some of the best lamb dishes, and in Georgia, people are proud of their gastronomy, the amount of spices and sauces. I can’t forget to mention the wines of Georgia. It is impossible to describe, you should just try it.

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