Valentine’s Day, over the years, has become a truly international celebration of romance including Georgia. And you can certainly find great places to celebrate in our country.
Here are our top seven “getaway” places in which to celebrate Valentine’s Day…
1. Sighnaghi: The City of Love
The city is known for its charm, beauty and romance. Georgians call it ‘the city of love’. Breathtaking views of the snow-capped Caucasus Mountains, winding streets with overhanging balconies, vine covered courtyards, as well as excellent restaurants and hotels, make Sighnaghi the real treasure, many of country’s citizens go there to get married.
2. Prometheus Cave: Love Hall
Discovered in Imereti region in 1984, Prometheus Cave is one of Georgia’s natural wonders providing visitors with breathtaking views. It consists of 5 halls, including Love hall, which is the most visited place among couples. Will you spend Valentine’s Day at Prometheus Cave with your loved one? (source JumpStart Georgia)
3. Batumi: The Statue of Love
The Statue of Love sculpture is inspired by the love story of “Ali and Nino” by Kurban Said. The story is similar to Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet and tells of an Azerbaijani youth who falls in love with a Georgian princess but dies defending his country. (source: GeorgiaAbout.com)
A 7 meter steel sculpture of a man and a woman stands on the seashore boulevard of Batumi on the Black Sea coast of Georgia.
4. Kazbegi: Mountain of Love
Set high in the Caucasus Mountains in Georgia in a 14th Century Church and against the dramatic and breathtaking landscapes of the small local village, the soulful wedding of Russian movie star Yana Gladkikh and Nikita Efremov inspires beauty in tradition. A reminder to embrace those customs and practices that have significance to you. Those that will tell your story and help create a memorable your important day completely authentic in its spirit. (source: thelane.com)
5. Svaneti: The Tower of Love
In Georgia’s mountainous Svaneti, Kvirikoba takes place on July 28 every year. It commemorates the martyrdom of two early Svan Christians. There is one legend about the celebration. Long ago, during the festival of Kvirikoba, a young man and young lady fell in love, but the man was already married. The man didn’t know what to do. He is married but loves another. So he decided to go hunting. He sees a stag. He shoots at it, but misses, he is too far away. As he walks closer, the ground beneath him gives way and he falls through the snow and into the river.
When his love finds out of his death, she goes into mourning, wearing black, staying in her room weeping constantly. Months pass and she still won’t take off her mourning clothes, or even really stop crying. She barely eats, won’t talk to anyone. Her father and brother implore as to what that can do to alleviate her pain. She answers that the soul of her lover is in the river, and that she must live on the river, so that her tears can flow into his soul. They build her the tower “A tower of Love” and she remains there till her dying breath, weeping for her lost love. (source: bujiashvilitinatin.wordpress.com)
6. Tbilisi: City that loves you
In honor of Valentine’s Day, here are some romantic places to go and places to visit in Tbilisi, “the city that loves you”
7. Kakheti: Love Adventure
The eastern region of Kakheti is Georgia’s premier wine-producing area. Almost everywhere you go, you’ll be invited to drink a glass of wine and it’s easy to find yourself wandering around in a semipermanent mellow haze.