VISIT ADJARA
FEEL THE CHILLINESS OF THE BLACK SEA ON HOT SUMMER DAYS

Infrastructure of the sea resorts, subtropical climate, unique combination of the sea and the mountain air creates amazing conditions for the people who go to Adjara for a vacation. Various beaches: Batumi is the perfect place for people who want to have a relaxing vacation at a sea resort, as well as, enjoy the city’s active lifestyle. Many different concerts, fun and cultural events are held here every summer. If you’re looking for a more remote, quiet place – visit Tsikhisdziri’s, Chakvi’s, Mtsvane Kontskhi’s seaside. Sarpi, Kvariati and Gonio beaches have the infrastructure that is perfect for having a comfortable vacation. Kobuleti beaches are distinguished with special medicinal features.

UNWIND IN THE MOUNTAINOUS NATURE OF ADJARA

Mountainous region of Adjara includes Keda, Shuakhevi and Khulo municipalities. Each one is distinguished with rich and varied nature and the abundance of historical and cultural monuments, which creates the best conditions for tourism development in eco and rural areas. Besides the four protected areas, other natural treasures are available on the Adjarian territory. Eco-tourism lovers can use the Eco-tourism routes specially created by the Department of Tourism.

HISTORICAL AND MODERN ARCHITECTURE

Batumi is one of the oldest cities in Georgia founded as before the Common Era. The initial settlement, Batus, is mentioned in sources from the 4th century BCE. The city's unique history has contributed to the city's vast architectural diversity. In the 19th century, during the „Porto Franco“ period, European architects completed a number of interesting architectural projects. Later during the soviet and post-soviet times, Batumi was developed into a popular seaport and tourist destination. To this day, Batumi is still distinguished by a variety of buildings of different architectural styles.

ONE OF THE LONGEST SEASIDE BOULEVARDS IN THE WORLD

The construction of Batumi Boulevard was started in 1881 by a Prussian gardener and landscape architect and later completed by a French architect. The boulevard is distinguished by its beauty and diversity. It is also regularly developed and beautified by the addition of fountains, modern sculptures and other tourist attractions. Nowadays, the boulevard is 8 km long and is distinguished by its broad walking and bicycle paths, evergreen plants, its unique combination of magnolias and palms, fountains, bungalows, café-lounges and children’s attractions.

ONE OF THE RICHEST IN THE WORLD BOTANICAL GARDEN

If you love nature and a cozy environment, amazing views of the sea and the scent of plants and flowers, Batumi Botanical Garden is the ideal place for you. The botanical garden has no comparison - its plants come from completely different climatic and landscape zones and grow together in harmony. For example, the garden has Canary Palms growing side by side with Japanese

UNFORGETTABLE DOLPHIN SHOW

Batumi's visitors frequently see dolphins swimming in the Black Sea. Therefore, the dolphin is one of the symbols of Batumi. That is also why there are several sculptures of dolphins interspersed throughout the city. Established in 1974, the Batumi Dolphinarium is one of the calling cards of Batumi and is highly popular among tourists and locals. The dolphin shows are offered in three languages, making the show appealing to visitors from all over the world. Come and swim with the dolphins of Batumi at the Batumi Dolphinarium!

ADJARIAN CUISINE AND WINE

A traditional Georgian feast is a superb display of the diversity of Georgian cuisine, cooking techniques, table-setting traditions and other accompanying rituals. Adjarian cuisine is an inseparable aspect of Georgian cuisine; however, the cultural influence of Asian cuisine can be clearly seen in a variety of Adjarian dishes. In mountainous Adjara, dairy products are common ingredients in many dishes. Boat-shaped Adjarian khachapuri is one of the most famous Adjarian dishes. Sweets also play an important role in Adjarian cuisine. Viticulture is an essential component of Georgian and Adjarian culture that has been cultivated for hundreds of years. In total, there are around 50 different grape species that are still used in wine production to this very day.

GEORGIAN CULTURE AND UNIQUE FOLKLORE

Georgia, is one of the oldest Christian countries in the world, which has had a significant influence on Georgian culture. Gonio, one of the oldest settlements in Georgia, is located in Adjara. It was inhabited in the 8th-7th century BCE. Gonio Fortress, which was built by the Romans, has mythic ties to the legend of Jason and the Argonauts. Adjara is famous for its stone-arch bridges and different religious monuments. The monasteries, Gelati and Bagrati recognized by UNESCO as World Heritage Sites are located just a few hours’ drive from Batumi. Tbilisi, Mtskheta and other parts of Georgia are also very rich in unique and diverse cultural monuments. Moreover, non-material culture, such as Georgian polyphony and dances, are important parts of Georgian culture. Adjarian songs and dances occupy a special place in Georgian folklore.

DISCOVER THE NOBEL BROTHERS BATUMI TECHNOLOGICAL MUSEUM

Famous people have often taken interest in Batumi. Particularly noteworthy is the “Porto-Franco” period. Not many people know that the construction of Batumi’s Oil Terminal is associated with Nobel brothers. Today, Batumi Technological Museum is located in the house, where the company “Branobel’s” establishers once lived. There, you will also find expositions of Jewish-born French oil magnate Rothschild and Tbilisian Armenian N. Mantashevi, as well as, Chinese Lao Jin-Jaao, who had brought the tea culture in Adjara.