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If such exists, they are a well kept secret. You'll likely have to do this in stages. The most attractive option I could find (excluding flights) would be to take trains as far as Istanbul and then there is a bus from Istanbul to Tbilisi. The train segment is about 50 hours (including three nights where you could opt for comfortable sleeping compartments ...
During the Soviet period, some scientific research center was established in this building (don't remember the profile of them, any more). In the late 1990s the building was granted by Georgia to the Greek state as a residence for the Greek ambassador in Tbilisi. The building still is uninhabited and looks "as is" now.
Yes, taxis are available 24/7. A simple Google search revealed: http://www.tbilisiairport.com/en-EN/Transportation/Pages/Taxi.aspx Also: http://www.info-tbilisi.com/usefulinfos/taxi/ You can book at least one service online, but it appears to be just the equivalent of a paper form. Perhaps your best bet is this: http://www.airport-transfer.ge/
Yes." ...or in the customers' service offices located in Tbilisi (46/50 M. Kostava Street) and Batumi (5 Mazniashvili Street)" Those two offices look like the only two they have. Relevant Google map of the area.
Well, I did the trip today. Here goes: There are indeed minibusses scheduled from Sheki to Balakan at 1010 and 1400. I took the 1010 minibus. This minibus that was supposed to go to Balakan (as told by the clerk at the bus station and agreed to by the driver) actually only went as far sa Zaqatala. Here, I was bundled into another minibus, that did go to ...
Wikitravel's article on Sheki (aka Shaki) seems to make it at least somewhat clear: (Balakan is the border town, about 12km from the crossing with Georgia.) By taxi: A taxi is also a fine, if more expensive, way to get to Georgia, and you should have no trouble finding a taxi, bus, or marshrutka onward from the border at Lagodekhi to Tbilisi. By Minibus ...
About security: it's become very safe to travel! As I understand nature of georgians even drunk they don't cause trouble even they will like to invite you to share their drinking. About mini-buses: there is a lot of mini-buses waiting for costumers just outside train station. It is cheap but not comfortable. But you can see a lot during travel. Since ...
I don't know about direct, but you could do it in two legs. There are plenty of busses from Tbilisi to Istanbul and then there are more from Istanbul to Thessaloniki which cost around 95 lira.
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