კავკასიონი [kavkasioni] The Caucasus
A Georgian poet wrote: ‘Beautiful is the Caucasus chain between two seas’.
The Caucasus is an impressive mountain chain of some 1500 kilometres in length: it stretches from the Caspian Sea to the Black Sea and completely protects the southern Caucasus from the north.
The Caucasus somehow tells us that Georgia, lying beneath it and stretching over its slopes, is the heart of the Caucasus. The endless structure of the mountain range’s snowy peaks is a traditional Georgian panorama. At many very different places in the country you can sense close at hand the Caucasus enveloped in mist. If you come closer the Caucasus is always there as a silent and boundless monument to eternity.
On all sides its slopes are heavily laden with languages, cultures, religions on which time has inflicted considerable suffering but could not utterly defeat them. This mountain range is not just geography: it is living history, too which is linked to our times, however traumatically.
The Caucasus is really a place of great adventures. For the traveller this is a long series of discoveries and experiences, a world of five thousand peaks where a human being tests himself and nature.