Located at the crossroads between Europe and Asia, Georgia has seamlessly integrated aspects of various cultures, while at the same time retaining its own unparalleled identity.
Covering territory of only 69,700 sq. km. the country is renowned for its fascinating history, majestic Caucasus Mountains, the Black Sea coastline, curative climate, healing mineral waters, national parks and UNESCO Heritage Sites. For centuries Georgia has been the cultural, educational and transportation center for the Caucasus region; with some of the most famous trade routes like the Silk Road.
Tourism is one of the fastest growing sectors in Georgia. The number of international arrivals totaled 6,350,825 in 2016, according to the data, which is 8% higher than the 2015 figure (5,901,094).
- Home to more than 12, 000 historical and cultural monuments including several UNESCO World Heritage Sites
- 8 national parks and 84 different categories of protected areas
FREE TOURISM ZONES (FTZ) IN ANAKLIA-GANMUKHURI AND KOBULETI
Anaklia-Ganmukhuri FTZ Kobuleti FTZ
> Anaklia is a new resort on the Black Sea coast > Kobuleti is an already established, traditional
> The lands that will be handed over to seaside destination for international visitors
nvestors are located alongside the > The town is 25 km away from the most popular
boulevard which was designed by Spanish seaside city Batumi and 30 minutes from
architect Alberto Domingo Cabo Batumi International Airport
> Ananklia is famous for its summer international > Kobuleti Free Tourism Zone includes 12 ha
music festival GEM fest area for the development of ~30 hotels (140meters from the sea coast)
Anaklia-Ganmukhuri and Kobuleti Free Tourism Zones offer:
- Free land – The land plot is granted to an investor for a symbolic price 1 GEL
- Exemptions from Property and Profit Taxes – hotel activities are exempted from Profit and Property taxes until 2026
- Free casino license for hotels which have over 80 rooms
- Pre-packaged hotel projects
- Ready infrastructure – necessary infrastructure, such as electricity, water, gas, savage, is provided by Government
Facts about Georgia
- Cradle of Wine – Winemaking has been practiced in Georgia for over 8,000 years.
- There is a distinctive winemaking technology: grape juice together with the seeds and skin is buried under the ground in clay vessels called “Qvevri”
- Unique alphabet – one of 14 independent alphabets in the world.
- Three cultural monuments which are included into UNESCO’s World Heritage List.
- Dambal khacho, a rare sort of Georgian cheese has been added to UNESCO’s Intangible Heritage
- Tushetian village Bochorna and Svanetian commune Ushguli are Europe’s highest permanently inhabited settlements
- The first human civilization outside of Africa has been discovered in Georgia (the remains of that settlement are 1, 75 million years old)
- It is one of the most ecologically diverse countries in the world, with climatic zones ranging from subtropical and high alpine to semi-desert.
- When it comes to the height of its mountains and variety of available treks, Georgia’s High Caucasus offers a lot of options to the mountaineers.
- Georgia is a paradise for freeriders and heli-skiers
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