ADVENTURER  A DV E N T U R E R T H E F I R ST I N S I D E R S    G U I D E TO G E O R G I A  ISSUE  1 JULY 2018  INTO THE ...
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8  CONTRIBUTORS Nika Minashvili  I currently study at the San Diego State University electronic engineering faculty, while...
10  CONTENTS  page  85  TOURIST ETIQUETTE 14     18      9 Things One Has to Know    When Visiting Georgia Personal Concie...
MY PERSONAL FAVORITE Ryan McCarrel 49 Alexander Bagration-Davidoff 53 Keti Bakradze 97 Paul Rimple 139 98   Schuchmann Win...
14  Tourist etiquette  9 T H I N G S O N E H A S TO K N OW WHEN VISITING GEORGIA GREETING Gamarjoba is the most common for...
15  TRANSPORT The following types of public transport are available in the capital  bus, minibus  marshutka , metro and ta...
16   TOURIST ETIQUETTE  VISITING ARCHITECTURAL MONUMENTS There are plenty of architectural monuments throughout all the re...
18   TOURIST ETIQUETTE  Personal Concierge F O R T R AV E L L I N G I N G E O R G I A Concierge Tbilisi is here for you to...
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20   RESTAURANT  Food   HEARTY GOOD  BREAKFAST for Early Birds in Tbilisi
21  Tbilisi wakes up relatively late compared to European cities  hence, finding a place for early breakfast may not be ea...
22   FOOD   DRINKS  BROTMEISTER  Serves Breakfast     8 am - 13 pm  This caf   offers a variety of food made from healthy ...
23  HURMA CAFE SHOP  Serves Breakfast     9 am - 12 pm  21, Petre Melikishvili St., Vera Lunch  12 pm - 4 pm Kids Friendly...
24   FOOD   DRINKS  STRADA  Serves Breakfast     10 am - 1 pm  Weekdays  10 am - 2 pm  Weekends   In good weather, nothing...
25  New Hipster Places CAF   STAMBA  Stamba Cafe belongs to the Stamba hotel     the latest addition to Adjara Group Hospi...
26   NEW HIPSTER PLACES  TERMINAL  Coworking space   Comfortable offices Event Hall for meetings and events  Vake district...
27  FABRIKA Tbilisi   s urban hotspot of like-minded individuals  Multi-functional cultural center  urban-style cafes and ...
28   FOOD   DRINKS  Ten Restaurants YOU MUST  VISIT  in Tbilisi  Until present, all clairvoyant and sharp-tongued reviewer...
FOR RESTAURANT RESERVATIONS, IDEAS, SELECTIONS THERE IS ALWAYS CONCIERGE AT YOUR SERVICE
30   FOOD   DRINKS  13, Machabeli St. Tbilisi, Georgia Call   995 599 98 83 08 Open  1 00 PM - 11 30 PM Street parking Car...
31  KAKHELEBI  41, Beliashvili St., Tbilisi, Georgia Bread is baked in Restaurant Bakery using Georgian Flour without yeas...
32   FOOD   DRINKS  8, Sioni St., Tbilisi, Georgia Tbilisi History Museum Building Call   995 555 44 09 01 Open  12 00 PM ...
33  132, Agmashenebeli Ave., Tbilisi, Georgia Call   995 322 94 37 79 Open  10 30 AM - 11 30 PM Street parking  BARBARESTA...
photo credit  Ira Kurmaeva  34   FOOD   DRINKS  DINING ROOM   KETI   S BISTRO  38 Paliashvili St., Tbilisi, Georgia Call  ...
35  30, Qvlividze St., Tbilisi, Georgia Call   995 322 96 09 56 Open  12 00 PM - 2 00 AM Card payments are welcome  Poliph...
36   FOOD   DRINKS  Recent research suggest that Georgia might be a birthplace of wine. Georgia has been producing and enj...
Wine Bars  ADVENTURER   37  in Tbilisi
38   FOOD   DRINKS  6, Erekle II St. Tbilisi, Georgia Open  1 00 pm 1 00 am Card payments are welcome  G. VINO  Located on...
39  VINO UNDERGROUND  Owned by six of Georgia   s most well-known natural wine producers, Vino Underground was the first b...
40   FOOD   DRINKS  AMBER BAR  David Aghmashenebeli Avenue. 49 Open  12 pm - 1 am Serves lunch, dinner, drinks and coffee ...
41  26, Sulkhan Tsintsadze St. Open  11 am - 1 am Take Out, Delivery  8000 VINTAGES  This an exceptional wine store, bar a...
BARHUNTING FROM STREET TO STREET Photo and text by Alexander Bagration-Davidoff
Tbilisi is Eastern Europe   s capital of techno. None of you my dear readers need to be reminded which city is the western...
44   NIGHTLIFE  Self-portrait  neutral indie territory, symbiosis of art and music. Music to listen and social party.  DRA...
45  MEOBA What does Meoba mean  Meoba is an abstract, exalted variation of the pronoun    Me         I in Georgian . Famou...
46   NIGHTLIFE Self-portrait  First pet friendly Bar in Tbilisi offering bar duels, craft beer, soul kitchen and music.  B...
47  OUROBOROS Tbilisi, as I   ve told you, has some very Berlin qualities. It   s very social, with the underground scene ...
48   NIGHTLIFE  Self-portrait  Place for letting go panic and for relaxing  space for the good vibes.  ANTISHPHOT 1, Vasil...
49  MY PERSONAL FAVORITE Ryan McCarrel, Owner of the Fotographia Cafe  WHERE TO EAT IN THE FIRST PLACE  Of all the restaur...
50   OUR FAVORITES  IN FOCUS  WINES Natural wines are becoming more and more popular in Tbilisi. Local wine enthusiasts ha...
51  These are the special wines that we think are rare, memorable and worthy of savoring.  3  KISI BY LAGAZI WINES  White ...
52   SHOPPING  Shopping malls  Working hours  10 00     22 00 Directions  It takes about 15 minutes to get to East Point i...
53  MY PERSONAL FAVORITE Alexander Bagration-Davidoff, blogger and the expert of Tbilisi art and life style scene.  WHERE ...
54   SHOPPING  TBILISI MALL  Located at the west end of the city, Tbilisi Mall is one of the largest shopping malls in the...
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56   SHOPPING  Clothes   more MATERIA FASHION HOUSE  Materia Fashion House is a premier manufacturer of custom-sewn goods ...
57  Dots is the newest addition of Mat  riel   s Fashion House brand portfolio     it is a beautiful concept store and cof...
58   SHOPPING  SEE YOU AT THE SOCK HOP AlterSocks is a new brand, but it has already become quite popular  a musthave prod...
59  RKO BRAND  Exclusively for Children     Though Moms Might be Tempted to Wear it Themselves  Rko is a new Georgian bran...
60   SHOPPING  Low Profile Trade  I  photo credit  Shutterstock  t seems weird that I get to write a column in the shoppin...
61 Near Marjanishvili Square there are two book stores I find interesting. One is the space for secondhand books, where a ...
62   LOW PROFILE TRADE  You can also shop online on Facebook  mydrybridge  had it wrapped in old newspapers and saved in t...
63 vidualized treatment and guessing what I want when I want to buy    something    in this second-hand clothes mecca is r...
64   LOW PROFILE TRADE  MARKET  T R A D E A N D G AT H E R I N G P L AC E  DEZERTER BAZAAR, TBILISI In the 19th century, T...
CULINARY BACKSTREETS Culinary Backstreets - the global guide to local eats - is a pioneer in culinary travel, publishing s...
66   ART   CULTURE  MUSEUMS AND EXHIBITION HALLS In our constantly changing city there are still some magic and ideal spac...
67  In the National Museum   s Oriental section there are fabulous exhibits of Iranian carpets and rugs known as Qajars. I...
68   GUIDE  Timetravelling in Tbilisi Let   s Revisit the History Behind the Modern-day Addresses - Old Hotels  This mater...
69  Caravansaries Karvaslas - places to trade, to shop, to gossip, to socialize, to listen to the music and to become a pa...
70   GUIDE  HOTEL LONDON  Modern-day address  32 Atoneli St.  By the Mtkvari River-bank, in a two-story house with a yard,...
71 many famous people among the guests, including Knut Hamsun, a Norwegian writer. In 1914, upon the conclusion of the WWI...
72   GUIDE  MAJESTIC  Modern-day address  13 Rustaveli Ave. In 1910, at the intersection of the present-day Rustaveli Aven...
73  GRAND HOTEL  Modern-day address  28 Atoneli St.   1 Khidi St. The Grand Hotel was opened opposite the London Hotel in ...
74   GUIDE  PALACE HOTEL  Modern-day address  19 Rustaveli Ave. Where the Theater and Film University stands today, there ...
75  WETZEL  Modern-day address  103 Aghmashenebeli Ave. The Wetzel Hotel, the namesake of merchant of the second guild Fri...
76   GUIDE  Sololaki Tbilisi   s Garden District Text and photo by Tamar Esakia  Y  ou should start your exploration of So...
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78   GUIDE ROUBRIC  SOLOLAKI  N P. I  ST. KY S OV AIK  GO T. AS KV p.80  p.82  ZE AD NK  HO  p.81   6   11  C D.   12  RO ...
79  AN KH SUL   3  p.80  -SA  FREEDOM SQ.  ST. BA   11 p.87  . G. KIKODZE ST  SH. DADIANI ST.  G. TABIDZE ST.  ST. DZE I N...
80   GUIDE  3, LEONIDZE STREET 1910 - 1915  The former building of Tiflis Society of Mutual Crediting. The Russian abbrevi...
81  12, CHONKADZE STREET 1912 - 1914  Architect  M. Ohanjanov  I. Kolchyn Style  Art Nouveau  This house was built by Tbil...
82   GUIDE  11, CHONKADZE STREET A German engineer who came to Georgia for work built this house in the mid-19th century t...
83  4, CHONKADZE STREET 1902  The house that sits at this address is absolutely invisible and opens up with a high wall to...
84   GUIDE  11, KIKODZE STREET 1914  Tbilisi residents named it the    Italian Villa    due to its large terrace and yard....
85  17 MACHABELI STREET 1908  Wife of Kalantarov, a rich merchant and oil manufacturer was so enchanted with the Tbilisi O...
86   GUIDE  13, MACHABELI STREET 1905  The house of David Sarajishvili, a cognac producer during the Russian Empire and a ...
87  11, MACHABELI STREET beginning of 1900   s  From 1931-1938, this was the residence of Lavrenti Beria, the then first S...
88   GUIDE  24 21, TABIDZE STREET  This house was owned by Tbilisi resident Evelina Ter-Akopova and was built in 1896. On ...
89  28, ASATIANI STREET 1905  Over its century-old history, this interesting building had always housed educational facili...
90   GUIDE ROUBRIC  GALAKTION TABIDZE STREET  3 5 TABIDZE STREET  Revenue house of oil tycoon Mantashev.  3 5  20 TABIDZE ...
91  PAOLO IASHVILI STREET  13 IASHVILI STREET  The building that housed Samuil Shakh-Paroniants    private gynecological a...
92   GUIDE ROUBRIC  PAVLE INGOROKVA STREET  8 INGOROKVA STREET  1914 Architect  Chtistephore Ter-Sarkisov  Style  Modern T...
93  GIORGI LEONIDZE STREET  8  IVANE MACHABELI STREET  8 LEONIDZE STREET  10  A well-known German pharmacist, Ferdinand Ot...
94   GUIDE ROUBRIC  LADO ASATIANI STREET  50  GERONTI KIKODZE STREET  4  18 ASATIANI STREET  6  Architect Korneli Tatishev...
95  18  6 KIKODZE STREET  4 KIKODZE STREET  There is a public school in a former residence of Khazarov, first order honora...
96   GUIDE ROUBRIC  KOJORI STREET  15  PETRE TCHAIKOVSKY STREET  15 KOJORI STREET  Sergei Yesenin, a famous Russian poet, ...
97  MY PERSONAL FAVORITE Keti Bakradze, Owner and Chef of two Tbilisi-based restaurants  Dining Room and Keti   s Bistro  ...
98  United Spas OF GEORGIA How to relax properly while travelling the country Text by Natia Akhalashvili  SCHUCHMANN WINE ...
99  Address  9 Vakhtang Gorgasali St., Tbilisi  TBILISI BALNEOLOGICAL RESORT  It is rare to find a resort in a capital  th...
100   SPA   WELLNESS  Trip to Gulo   s bath  The real gem of Tbilisi    bath quarter    - Abanotubani  I  f steam is comin...
101     Even if they fold me like a towel and place me on a shelf, it will not hurt,       Even if they fold me like a tow...
102   ROUBRIC  Trip to Batumi  It   s always best to start exploring Batumi from the center and work your way out.
104   AT THE SEASIDE  T  he beauty of Batumi is that whichever street you decide to explore, you are bound to come across ...
105  BRIEFLY Distance from Tbilisi  375 km  233 miles  Driving time  About 5 hours Travel time by high-speed train  4.5 ho...
106   AT THE SEASIDE  Charm   magic of trees B AT U M I B OTA N I C G A R D E N  I  f you want to escape the crowds of Bat...
107 Floral treasures of the garden are incorporated in nine phytogeographic departments and three parks. The garden is dis...
108   AT THE SEASIDE  K I N T R I S H I P R OT E C T E D A R E A S The Kintrishi Protected Areas are located between the B...
109  History   context  GONIO FORTRESS Gonio Fortress is a well-known sightseeing destination near Batumi, but do not hesi...
110   AT THE SEASIDE  DANDALO BRIDGE The arched stone bridge was built over the Acharistskali River in the period between ...
111  BATUMI CABLE CAR   ENTERTAINMENT CENTER ARGO This sightseeing attraction is located on Anuria Mountain in Batumi, 250...
112   HOTELS  Adjara, Chakvi  DREAMLAND OASIS IN CHAKVI  Only the sea sounds and birds chirping can be heard in the otherw...
113 others can take comfort in shady solitude, relaxing on comfortable chaise lounges in the huge courtyard. LOCATION AND ...
114   HOTELS  ENTERTAINMENT There are seven restaurants and eight bars in the Dreamland Oasis compound. In the evening, or...
116   AT THE SEASIDE  APOLLO BATUMI    Batumi, Apollo - Unusual Exhibition    is an experimental and informal museum relat...
117  Places for gourmands I N A N D O U T O F B AT U M I  RESTAURANT MARSEILLE Marseille is one of the oldest restaurants ...
118   SPOLIGHT ON FOOD  GELE-GURDANI Village Zeda Jocho, Khelvachauri region Call   995 790 557233,  995 599 557233  If yo...
119  RETRO     GIA   S KHACHAPURI Retro is a place where you can simply eat the best Adjarian Khachapuri in Batumi  also k...
120   SPOLIGHT ON FOOD  ALPHABET TOWER RESTAURANT  Miracles Park, Batumi Call   995 514 15 22 55  The 145-meter Alphabet T...
121  27 Ninoshvili St., Batumi Call   995 577 53 90 11  FANFAN BATUMI Even though you might be sated with tasting local di...
122   AT THE SEASIDE  Fun, Fun, Fun Day   Night  ENTERTAINMENT IN BATUMI  GATE CLUB Situated right at the footsteps of the...
123  S. Jghenti  1 St., Batumi Call   995 577 50 77 05  PALMA LAGUNA A public swimming pool filled with sea water, with eu...
124   AT THE SEASIDE  SECTOR 26     BEACH CLUB During the daytime you can swim in the pool, chill out in the lounge and ea...
125  Hilton Hotel 40, Rustaveli St. Call   995 0422 22 22 99  SKY BAR NEPHELE A lounge bar at the top floor of Hilton Batu...
127  WHERE  to stay  FOR RESTAURANT RESERVATIONS, IDEAS, SELECTIONS THERE IS ALWAYS CONCIERGE AT YOUR SERVICE  Hotels can ...
128   HOTELS  Kakheti  AMBASSADORI HOTEL, KACHRETI  Only one hour away from the capital city of Georgia     where visitors...
129 lete, in the most enjoyable way. Few resorts around Georgia offer as many diverse sports and game activities. These in...
130   HOTELS  pool  tennis courts, golf courses and sport stadiums. Ambassadori Kachreti has two buildings. One is the his...
132   HOTELS  SCHUCHMANN WINES CHATEAU Schuchmann Wines Chateau located in the Kakheti region in eastern Georgia, is a pla...
133  region, annually scoring near the top on online platforms such as booking.com. THE SCHUCHMANN WINES FACTORY IN FOCUS ...
134   HOTELS  WINE HOSTEL SANAVARDO In order to get a better feel for Kakheti, it is advisable to stay in one of the wine ...
135  PRICES  from K117 for double room  CHATEAU ENISELI  At Chateau Eniseli you will be greeted by the world of wine, hist...
136   HOTELS  Borjomi  PRICES  Double room  from  93 p.p  CROWNE PLAZA BORJOMI  There is a building similar to Alpine hous...
137  Tskaltubo TSKALTUBO SPA RESORT Located 16 kilometers from Kutaisi is the unique balneological resort of Tskaltubo. Th...
138   HOTELS  Juta, Kazbegi  PRICES  FIFTH SEASON  If you decide to get lost, this is the place to escape time, civilizati...
139  MY PERSONAL FAVORITE Paul Rimple, journalist, Tbilisi resident for more than 20 years   ONE PLACE THAT SHOULD NOT BE ...
140  BORJOMIKHARAGAULI NATIONAL PARK  Established in  1935  Whether you are a badass hiker, mountain biker or snowshoe ent...
INTO T H E  WILD N AT U R E Text and photos by Levan Verdzeuli Additional photo credits  Agency of Protected Areas
142   INTO THE WILD NATURE
143  Location  Lagodekhi, in the extreme north-eastern part of the southern slopes of the Caucasus, extends at an altitude...
144   INTO THE WILD NATURE  TUSHETI NATIONAL PARK  Established in 2003  My favorite summer destination is Tusheti National...
ADVENTURER RESTAURANT   145  Location Tusheti PAs has 11 functioning tourist routes, giving visitors the opportunity to ob...
146   INTO THE WILD NATURE  Location  27 km from Batumi. If you are interested in eco tourism, I advise you to visit Mtira...
147  MTIRALA NATIONAL PARK  Established in 2007  The park is located in the southwestern part of the Caucasus, in the extr...
148   INTO THE WILD NATURE  Georgia www.wikiloc.com      this is an informative and essential site for searching out the t...
149 The Administration has already researched and mapped eight regions of Georgia, and chosen about 190 trails of varying ...
150   ENTERTAINMENT  Summer 2018  M U S I C F E S T I VA L S I N G E O R G I A  BLACK SEA JAZZ FESTIVAL July 19-22  The bi...
151  ART GENE FOLK MUSIC PROGRAM   ART GENE     FOLK MUSIC FESTIVAL 8-15 July  For 14 years, Art Gene has been one of the ...
152   ENTERTAINMENT  WELCOME TO GEORGIA     MUSICAL A musical, theatrical play and romantic comedy telling a story about G...