Georgia, a country at the intersection of Europe and Asia, that's home to Caucasus Mountain villages and the Black Sea beaches. It's famous for Vardzia a, sprawling cave monastery dating to the 12th century, and the ancient wine-growing region Kakheti. The Capital, Tbilisi, is known for the diverse architecture and mazelike, cobblestone streets of its old town.
The great historic barrier of the Caucasus Mountains rises across the wide isthmus separating the Black and Caspian seas in the region Where Europe and Asia converge. Trending generally from northwest to southeast, the mountains consist of two ranges - the Greater Caucasus ( Russian: Bolshoy Kavkaz ) in the north and the Letter Caucasus ( Maly Kavkaz ) in the south. Mount Elbrus in the Greater Caucasus range, at 18,510 feet ( 5,642 metres ), is the highest peak. The Watershed of the Greater Caucasus, the backbone of the system, traditionally has been part of the line diving Europe and Asia put Europe's eastern boundary has been the subject of much debate. One widely accepted scheme draws the dividing line along the crest of the Greater Caucasus range, putting the portion of the region north of the line in Europe and the portion south of it in Asia. another puts the western portion of the Caucasus region in Europe and the eastern part ( the bulk of Azarbaijan and small portions of Armenia, Georgia and Russia's Caspian Sea coast ) in Asia. Still another scheme identifies the Aras River and the Turkish border as the line of continental demarcation, thereby locating Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia in Europe.