Located in the mass of land which sees Europe meet Asia, Georgia is a country which boasts heritage and attractions that are welcoming a number of visitors every year. Ask the locals where wine was first created and they will tell you it was in their country, so a visit to Kakheti – thought to be one of the oldest wine-producing regions in the world – to sample the goods is an absolute must. One thing this country has over some of its landlocked neighbours is beaches, with resorts such as Batumi proving popular with holidaymakers seeking some sun on the edge of the Black Sea. Away from the coast, Georgia is rich in history and beautiful architecture with many diverse examples found in the capital Tbilisi. In terms of landmarks, the stunning 12th-century monastery Vardzia is built into caves and is undoubtedly one of the key sites to explore.