A few helpful links to make your visit to Tbilisi or trip to Georgia less stressful. Besides, if you know any other useful resources, drop us a note or comment below. Consequently, we will review and add them here too. Happy travels!
Our US friends and even Google knowingly nod “Ah, you are going to the last of the original Thirteen Colonies.” Nope. In fact, we are talking about Georgia country, not Georgia state.
So, where the heck is Georgia? It is a tiny fiercely independent country located at the intersection of Europe and Asia and a former Soviet republic. Equally important, Georgian history had been heavily influenced by the fact that it is situated on the famous Silk Road.
Georgia and Tbilisi Travel Resources » General Info
- Georgia International Travel Information – Georgia Country Information by the US State Department
- Agenda.ge – the web site for anyone who doesn’t know Georgian, but wants to know Georgia better
- Transparency International Georgia (TI Georgia) – a non-governmental organization committed to combating corruption in Georgia through the promotion of transparency and accountability
- Info about Tbilisi – from Wikitravel
- Tbilisi Map – found on USE-IT
- City24.ge – a directory-like info about all information across Georgia
- Holidays in Georgia
- Georgia on his mind: Chris Morgan Jones’s Tbilisi highlights
- Digital Nomad Tbilisi: Guide to Living in Georgia’s Capital – an informative reading if you planning a long-term stay in Tbilisi
- Info-Tbilisi – a directory of restaurants, night clubs, bars, shopping areas, hotels, medical institutions, service centers, etc…
Georgia and Tbilisi Travel Resources » Visa Info
- The Consular Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia
- Visa Information – from the MFA website
- List of countries whose citizens can enter Georgia without visa – from the MFA website
- Embassy of Georgia to the United States of America
- Visa policy of Georgia – from Wikipedia
- Georgia Restores One-Year Visa-Free Rules – from Civil.ge
- Embassy of the United States in Georgia
Georgia and Tbilisi Travel Resources » Transportation
- Transportation in Georgia
- Tbilisi International Airport
- Tbilisi International Airport (TAV Airports)
- Public Transport in Tbilisi – Tickets, Fares, Maps – from Georgian Travel Guide
- Everything you need to know about public transportation in Tbilisi – from Fabrika Hostel
- Tbilisi Transport Company (former “Tbilisi Metro” Ltd)
- Journey Planner by Tbilisi Transport Company
- Your Guide to Marshrutkas, Georgia’s Death-Defying Transit from Outpost
- Naniko – car rental company
Georgia and Tbilisi Travel Resources » Communications, SIM Cards
- Magti – former Magticom
- Veon Georgia (Beeline)
Tbilisi Travel Resources » Co-working
- Impact Hub Tbilisi – a space to work + a space to learn + a space to meet and connect
- Find a Coworking Space in Tbilisi
Georgia and Tbilisi Travel Resources » News & Media
- Civil.ge – an independent media outlet owned by the UN Association of Georgia covering Georgia-related news
- Georgia Today – an independent English-language newspaper; two bi-weekly editions: a Friday Georgia Today newspaper covering Politics, Society and Culture, and a Tuesday GT Business edition focused on Business, Economics and Law
- Georgian Journal – an English-language website serving both English-speaking audiences in Georgia and abroad with breaking stories and with features relevant to the English speaking community.
- Georgia News (Aljazeera.com)
- RFE/RL’s Georgian Service: Radio Tavisupleba – Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty’s Georgian Service is widely regarded as the only objective and unbiased source of information in Georgia, where the government still retains a firm grip on media.
Drinking Tap Water in Georgia Warning
There is a discrepancy in reports regarding drinking water in Georgia.Locals say that the tap water is safe to drink. Indeed, Georgians have been drinking it their entire lives and developed an immunity to certain bacteria strains.
However, diarrheal diseases (i.e., salmonellosis, shigellosis, and giardiasis) are relatively common even among locals. Georgians have frequent bouts of diarrhea and consider it normal, that is why they don’t mention it.
You might get lucky… or not 🙁 Therefore, better be safe than sorry.
Just assume that for a foreigner it is not safe to drink the tap water in Georgia.
Tbilisi Travel Resources » Health & Medical
- 112 – the number for Tbilisi city ambulance (note: the dispatcher speaks Georgian and Russian, but will transfer a call to an English-speaking operator)
- Medical Information from the US Embassy website
- MediClub Georgia – offers a comprehensive, flexible, international-standard medical care 24 hours a day and 7 days a week
- CITO – (in Georgian only) provides international standard out-patient medical care
- IMSS Clinic – medical service designed to give “Western Standard Medical Services” for private and corporate clients. The clinic is managed by Dr Mike McCarthy and his team of Western trained medical staff. TB NOTE: when I managed to get an infection in Tbilisi, I went to this clinic. It was an Ok experience
- Javrishvili Eye Clinic
- HBI-Dentimplant – German-Georgian Clinic (Dental services)
Georgia and Tbilisi Travel Resources » Utilities and such
- GWP – Georgian Water and Power(water services); services Tbilisi
- UWSCG – United Water Supply Company of Georgia
Georgia Travel Resources » Tourism and Sightseeing
- Georgian National Tourism Administration
- Resorts in Georgia
- Batumi attractions: Architecture guide – the second-largest city of Georgia is a Black Sea resort and an important port. Surely, you wouldn’t miss it while visiting the country.
- Georgia’s five resorts of Black Sea coast you have probably never visited before (from Georgian Journal)
- 21 Things you can only experience in Georgia and nowhere else
- National Botanical Garden of Georgia (Tbilisi)
- Georgia Destination Guide
- Georgian National Museum
- Georgia About – Georgian culture, cuisine, tourism and heritage
- Trekking in Georgia – awesome website with all the information you need to explore the Caucasus Mountains. Plus, some sound advice about the country
Have a tip? Drop us a note or comment below. We will review and add them here too. Happy travels!
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Published: October 2016. Last update: August 2019
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6 thoughts on “Georgia and Tbilisi: Online Travel Resources”
Hi, you may like also http://www.caucasus-trekking.com, my web devoted to the trekking in Georgia
Great to hear from you, Jozef. Thank you for sharing your website. It is awesome (and now part of our Georgian resources). I wish I knew about it when we stayed in Georgia last time. I would definitely use it in the future.
What a breakdown Elena. We do plan to see Georgia eventually. Enough off the beaten path to really match our travel preferences.
Lovely to see that Georgia found the way to your future travel plans. It is a truly unique country that is definitely shouldn’t be overlooked. Cheers!
This is the perfect guide to Tbilisi, Elena! Keep up the good work.
Thank you! Glad you liked it 🙂