Georgian Post provides universal postal services: Receiving, sending and delivering mailings (letters, parcels, postcards, print materials) within the country and internationally, through the Universal Postal Union (UPU) and the International Express Mail Service (EMS) network.
For more information, please visit:
- The Tbilisi Metro was the fourth Metro system in the former Soviet Union opened on 11 December 1966.
It is operated by the Tbilisi Transport Company and consists of two lines with 22 stations(27.1 kilometres in total length. Metro map is available here.
- Opening hour: 6:00am-00:00am.
- Frequency of trains: during peak hours: 2-3 minutes; at night times: up to 12 minutes.
- Prices: single fare is 50 Georgian tetri.
- For all the information on the fares, tickets and cards available here.
- You can visit Tbilisi Transport Company official website at Ttc.com.ge.
Georgian National Museum was established at the end of 2004 and unifies several leading museums in Georgia.
For all the latest news, exhibitions, galleries and events please visit the following websites:
Public holidays in Georgia
We recommend you to find out when the Georgia public holidays are planned for 2017 as far as most shops, banks and other services may be closed during that time.
There are 17 national holidays in Georgia:
- January 1 – New Year’s Day
- January 2 – “Bedoba” – The day of Good Luck
- January 7 – Orthodox Christmas Day
- January 19 – Orthodox Epiphany
- March 8 – International Women’s Day
- April 9 – National Unity Day
- April 14 – Moveable - Eastern Orthodox Good Friday
- April 15 – Moveable - Great Saturday
- April 16 – Moveable – Orthodox Easter Sunday
- April 17 – Moveable - Orthodox Easter Monday
- May 12 – Saint Andrew the First Called Day
- May 26 – Independence Day
- August 28 – Saint Mary’s Day (Mariamoba)
- October 14 – Georgian Orthodox Festival (Mtskhetoba)
- November 23 – St. George’s Day (Giorgoba)
Before you jet off to Georgia, we highly recommend to learn some key phrases in the local language as far as Georgians are very impressed and delighted with foreign travelers who speak at least the basic words of Georgian.
So visit the following websites and enjoy our unique language spoken only by Georgians, which is unrelated to any other languages in the world:
Online Georgian dictionaries:
Airlines flying to Georgia:
Foreign Embassies in Georgia
There are currently 36 embassies in Tbilisi and in addition there are 25 consulates and 1 other representations in Georgia.
For detailed information please refer to the following websites:
Holders of valid visa or resident permit of European Union, Gulf Corporation Countries (Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates), territories of EU countries, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, Israel, UK, Norway or Switzerland are exempted from visa requirements. You can enter Georgia without a visa for 90 days in any 180-day period. Please, note that you must present relevant valid visa or residence permit along with your travel document/passport at the moment of crossing Georgian border.For more details, please visit the following websites:
Tourist information centers
Tourist information centers provides basic information to the visitors about Georgia’s tourist attractions, maps, recommended routes, local travel agencies, transportation, and so on. There are special tables giving free cultural and tourist information guides and brochures.
Travel tips and tricks
Learn to speak a few words of Georgian – We are very impressed and delighted with foreign travelers who can speak at least the basic words of Georgian;
- Wear what you want! - There is no general dress-code in Georgia. But while visiting religious places women should have their head and arms covered. Man are also required to cover their legs to show respect to tradition and religion of the country;
- Try to negotiate with taxi driver and you might get lucky;
- In the restaurants, bars and cafes as usual the bill includes 10-15% service charge, so you should never feel obligated to leave a tip, but if you are pleased with your service and want to give extra, it will be appreciated;
- Leaving or throwing litter in a public place is an offence that can be subject to a fine;
- As far as Georgians are famous with their warm hospitality, expect to be invited to a home for a meal and your denial to take up the offer can sometimes offend the host; Try to take smaller first portions and finish everything on your plate.
- If you are invited to someone’s home it’s always a good idea to bring sweets, chocolate or flowers (give an odd number of flowers) as a gesture of courtesy. A small gift is always appreciated;
- The “Supra” is a traditional Georgia feast involving many toast and it is always led by a Tamada (toastmaster). The tamada is chosen by the host or elected by the banqueting guests. During the meal, the tamada will propose a toast, and then speak at some length about the topic. Eating is entirely appropriate during toasts, but talking is frowned upon. Once everyone who wishes to speak on the theme has done so, the tamada proposes a new toast, and the cycle begins again. Some popular traditional themes include toast of God, Georgia, family, friends, ancestors, love, and so on. However the theme of toast is up to tamada, who should be able to tailor his or her toasts to the occasion. A successful tamada must possess great rhetorical skill and be able to consume a large amount of alcohol without showing signs of drunkenness;
- Shake hands with everyone upon arriving and leaving. If the relationship is quite warm, Georgians are tend to move to a kiss on the cheek;
- Georgians are quite emotive and expressive speakers. While discussing a topic they may raise their voices and use hand gestures in communication.