“Summer begins here” – the summer tourist season in Adjara has officially opened with this slogan. With various activities the Organizing Committee of 2018 World Chess Olympiad has joined the large-scale event organized by the department of tourism of Adjara. One of the distinguished corners of the colorfully decorated special pavilions on the opposite side of the Alphabet Tower, on the beach, was dedicated to the theme of the 43rd Chess Olympiad, where the visitors had not stopped coming from 12pm till late night…
The guests were entertained by the Olympiad mascot – turtle, who people from Batumi are already well-acquainted with and who gathered even larger crowd at the chess corner with fun activities and improvised entertaining games. At the Olympiad corner every guest had a chance to play chess and get informed about the chess Olympiad by a FIDE consultant Sopio Bakuridze and the representatives of the organizing committee. Throughout the whole day, the beautiful sea shore with summery decorations was visited by many people with their families and friends. DJs and bands like DJ Chiki, Vako T, Lasha Guruli, Gabunia, the bands Groove Phoenix, Bedford Falls and DJ The Drifter (from Germany) were creating a positive atmosphere and positive moods since morning. During the festival many people participated in sporting-entertaining activities and in the activities for children.
Open café-bars and bungalows were set up on the beach, where the guests had a chance to buy drinks, fruits, ice-ream and food for a special price. The atmosphere and format of the festival gave chance to people of all ages to have fun and spend their time wonderfully. The evening show performed by the German women’s crew „Friedrichstadt Ballett” was very impressive. Apart from the Latin-American dances, the members of the group performed popular hits, which was followed with the listeners’ ovations. Aside from this, the guests of the festival had a chance to take pleasure in watching a firey show and the grandiose fireworks. The festival lasted till 3am and it ended by DJ Gabunia.
This year, Adjara meets summer with various touristic products and innovations. The interesting touristic routs of the mountainous Adjara, the new places to stay at, the touristic services, the international festivals, concerts and of course, the 43rd World Chess Olympiad is awaiting the people who visit the region for their sea-side vacation.