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Tbilisi City Guide Hotels Accommodation and Travel

Tbilisi Georgia Pop - 1,118,035. Currency – Lari. Language – Georgian. Time Zone – UTC + 4 hours. Main Airport – Tbilisi International Airport TBS. Best time to go – June as the city can be very hot in summer months and in early September. The city of Tbilisi is the both the capital and largest city of Georgia with a population of over 1.1 Million, and 1.4 Million for the Metro area. According to a local legend the city traces its origins back to the 5th century when King King Vakhtang Gorgasali shot a pheasant which fell into a hot spring and was subsequently boiled – the name Tbilisi comes from the Georgian word tbili meaning "warm". Legend aside the King did found the city around the same period and the city developed steadily due to its strategic location on the Mtkvari River and along trade and travel routes between Europe and Asia. In early years the city was coveted by various powers including - Roman Empire, Persia, Arabs, Byzantine Empire, and the Seljuk Turks. It was not until 1122, when the then King of Georgia aka David the Builder, beat the Turks and entered the city that a period of stability ensued. This was not to last for long as The Mongols, Iranians, and subsequently the Russians exercised control over the city. Since 2003 the city once again enjoyed a period of economic and relative political stability with a steady increase in foreign visitors. Major attractions include - Simon Janashia Museum, Galaktion Tabidze Museum, Tiflis Avenue, Old Tbilisi (including Narikala Fortress), Georgian National Museum, Tbilisi State Conservatoire, Tbilisi Opera and Ballet Theatre, Shota Rustaveli State Academic Theatre, Marjanishvili State Academic Theatre, Sameba Cathedral, and Vorontsov's Palace. 

Tbilisi 5 4 3 Star Hotels Accommodation
For great views of the city there is a funicular railway and cable car which takes passengers, respectively, to the imposing TV tower and the Kartvlis Deda Statue. Tbilisi has seen an increase in airline services e.g. Turkish Airlines (Istanbul), Lufthansa (Munich), Georgian Airways (Amsterdam, Athens, Dubai, Kiev-Boryspil, Minsk, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Tehran-Imam Khomeini, Tel Aviv,Vienna). Having visited the city in 2007 and in 2015 TLD staff members can highly recommend a visit to Tbilisi and indeed the whole country of Georgia. Also, at around £1 a beer, one of the cheapest capital cities in Europe.

Tbilisi Georgia Hotels Accommodation Travel and City Guide Information near Airport Mtkvari River Old Town

Visitors to Tbilisi will be impressed with the range of food and drink on offer. Local delicacies include: Khinkhali (Georgian dumpling filled with either meat, potatoes, mushrooms); Pkhali (Vegetable paste topped with pomegranate seeds); Kachapuri (Georgian circular bread filled with cheese); Mtsvadi (grilled skewered meat); Kababi (chopped and seasoned meat grilled on a skewer). A TLD favorite is Chakapuli (stew. made from lamb chops or veal, onions, tarragon leaves, cherry plums, dry white wine). This fine repast should be accompanied by fine Georgian Red or White wines, followed by a shot or several of ChaCha - the local firewater - which tastes a bit like Greek Raki. The image was taken by © TLD Images for Travel Links Directory TLD and shows the view looking from the Narikala Fortress looking northwards over Tbilisi and the Mtkvari River.

Tbilisi Georgia City Guide Travel Hotels Accommodation near Narikala Fortress Georgian National Museum Funicular Railway

Useful Phrases - English > Georgian
Hello - გამა.რჯობ(gah-mahr-joh-b) 
Please - თუ შეიძლება(too sheh-eedz-leh-bah)

Thank you - გმადლობთ(gmahd-lohbt) 
Good morning - დილა მშვიდობისა(dee-lah mshvee-doh-bee-sah) 
Yes - დიახ(dee-akh) 
No - არა (ah-rah)
Excuse me - ბოდიში(boh-dee-shee), 
I'm sorry - ბოდიში(boh-dee-shee) 
I don't understand - ვერ გავიგე(vehr gah-vee-geh) 
Do you speak English? - ინგლისური იცით? (eeng-lee-soo-ree ee-tseet?) 
Beer - ლუ­დი (loo-dee) 
Red/white wine - წითელი/თეთრი ღვინო (ts'ee-teh-lee/teh-tree ghvee-noh) 
Georgian Phrasebook - wikipedia

Betsy’s 4 Star Hotel Tbilisi
Betsy’s Hotel has a prime location just a few steps-literally-from Rustaveli Avenue known as the center of Tbilisi nightlife, culture and commerce.Centrally located on the lower slopes of Tbilisi’s landmark Mtatsminda Mountain, Betsy’s stunning views over the whole city gives you a great sense of orientation for Tbilisi’s layout as you plan your movements about Tbilisi, the capital. TLD staff stayed at Betsy’s in October 2007 and September 2015 and can recommend it as an excellent hotel with a short walk along to the
funicular railway and a range of tours on offer. The wine trip to Telavi was a highlight of our last trip. TLD are planning to visit Tbilisi in the future but hopefully not on Scottish Football Supporters (aka Tartan Army) duties as Georgia have beaten Scotland on the last two visits!

Betsy's Boutique Hotel Tbilisi Georgia 32-34 Makashvili Street Georgia 0108 Click for Room Booking and Reservations

Marriott 5 Star Hotel Rustaveli Avenue 13 Tbilisi Georgia 108 Click for Room Booking and Reservations

Marriott 5 Star Hotel Tbilisi
Whether you're a tourist or traveling on business, Tbilisi Marriott Hotel is a great choice for accommodation when visiting Tbilisi. From here, guests can enjoy easy access to all that the lively city has to offer. No less exceptional is the hotel's easy access to the city's myriad attractions and landmarks, such as Laguna Vere Pool, Levon Travel, Marjanishvili Theatre. Experience high quality room facilities during your stay here. Some rooms include wake-up service, air conditioning, heating, mini bar, soundproofing, provided to help guests recharge after a long day.

Old Tiflis 4 Star Boutique Hotel Tbilisi
Right in the heart of old city. Situated on Grishashvili Street with most popular tourist attractions.The Hotel's architecture reflects the ancient style, emphasizing its unique location. Old Tiflis Boutique Hotel offers its guests 13 comfortable rooms with all the facilities and amenities you would like to enjoy while travelling. Hotel has a terrace cafe with excellent views over the sulphur bathes and old town. You are right in the center of the best attractions of the city having 360 degree views from the terrace cafe. 

Old Tiflis Boutique 4 Star Hotel 3/9 Grishashvili Street Tbilisi Georgia 0105 Click for Room Booking and Reservations

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Turkish Airlines: flights and airline tickets to more than 200 destinations
Turkish Airlines is the national flag carrier airline of Turkey, headquartered at Atatürk Airport. From February 2015, it operates scheduled services to over 260 destinations in Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas, making it the 4th largest carrier in the world by number of destinations. The airline won the Skytrax awards for Europe's Best Airline, Southern Europe's Best Airline, and the World's Best Premium Economy Class Airline Seat for three consecutive years from 2011 - 2013. It also retained its status as the top European airline in 2014 and 2015. Turkish Airlines operate regular services to Tbilisi flying from Sabiha Gökçen International Airport on the Asian side of Istanbul and from Atatürk Airport on the European side.

Tbilisi - wikipedia
Formerly known as Tpilisi and Tiflis, is the capital and the largest city of Georgia, lying on the banks of the Mtkvari River with a population of roughly 1.5 million inhabitants. Founded in the 5th century by the monarch of Georgia's ancient precursor Kingdom of Iberia, Tbilisi has since served, with intermissions, as the Georgian capital. 

Tbilisi - wikitravel
The capital city of the country of Georgia and straddles the banks of the Mtkvari river. The city covers an area of 726km² (280.3 square miles) and has a rapidly growing population of approximately 1,345,000. Tbilisi lies in the centre of eastern Georgia, in the foothills of the Trialeti mountain range. According to Georgian legends, it was founded in the 5th century by King Vakhtang Gorgasali who, while hunting, shot a pheasant which fell into a warm spring and was either boiled or healed. Either way, the king was inspired to found a city on the site, and the name of the city derives from the Georgian word tbili meaning "warm". 

Tbilisi International Airport - wikipedia
Shota Rustaveli Tbilisi International Airport (IATA: TBS, ICAO: UGTB) formerly Novo Alexeyevka International Airport, is the main international airport in Georgia, located 17 km (11 mi) southeast of the capital Tbilisi.

Introducing Tbilisi - Lonely Planet
With a quarter of Georgia’s population, Tbilisi is the place where Georgians gravitate for action and excitement. The city brims with history and has a dramatic setting on hillsides either side of the swift Mtkvari River. Its Old Town, at the narrowest part of the valley, is still redolent of an ancient Eurasian crossroads, with winding lanes, old balconied houses, leafy squares, handsome churches and countless busy bars and cafes, all overlooked by the 17-centuries-old Nariqala Fortress.

Timeline of Tbilisi
The following is a timeline of the history of the city of Tbilisi, Georgia.

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