According to international definition, a cultural route is a land, sea, mixed or other route that has its own history, representing peoples relations, exchange of goods, ideas, knowledge and values between states and regions over a long period of time, creating a close link between cultures in time and space. That makes her khriv reflected both material and intangible heritage
- It is through this cultural route that we can travel through time and space to see the cultural heritage of different European countries on how to create a unified cultural space. The first precedent for creating such a route was the Santiago de Compostela Pilgrimage Road, which received CE certification in 1987.
Since then, the Council of Europe's cultural route certification process has been written and refined by numerous legal documents. They bring together European values: human rights, cultural diversity and intercultural dialogue. At present 38 routes are certified.
- The certified route is already internationally recognized by many tourists visiting it, which in addition to the financial benefits it contributes to the rehabilitation of the cultural sites included in the route. As for Georgia, In 2015, Georgia became a member of the Council of Europe's Extended Partnership Agreement on Cultural Routes, thereby committing the country to identifying and popularizing cultural routes in Georgia, both domestically and abroad.
By the first half of 2019, our country has embarked on the following routes certified by the Council of Europe: Jewish Heritage Road, Ancient Thermal Cities, Prehistoric Rock Painting and Wine Road.