Batumi is located in south-western Georgia, 350 kilometers away from Tbilisi. Batumi is famous with its beauty, illuminated boulevard and palm trees, singing fountains with laser shows, unimaginable upside-down buildings, Georgian traditional and modern restaurants.
For fun, you can visit the night clubs on the boulevard, where mostly foreign DJ-s play. Among them is "Sector 26".
There is a bike path on the boulevard, you can walk by bike and explore the coast. Bicycles can be rented with special cards on terminal. The entire perimeter of the boulevard parking consists of 120 bicycles. Rental fee for an Hour-2 Gel. Cards can be purchased at the Tourist information on the Boulevard.
Private Bike rental is not a problem, you can rent bikes on cash. You can see them in almost every 50 meters. The cost of half an hour is 3-4 Gel, 1 hour- 5 Gel.
Will be great if you visit "Sarpi" in summer, the sea is very clear and clean there. Sarpi is 19 kilometers away from Batumi and you can get in there in 30 minutes by car or mini-bus.
If you want to enjoy the attractions, then go to the "Tsitsinatela", which is in 5 kilometers from Kobuleti and you may see it from the road. As for Kobuleti, it is about 30 kilometers from Batumi.
If you are staying in Batumi, you should go to the aquarium, which inhabit 60 species of animals. The most notable is the Black Sea’s Shark. The important part of the aquarium is the Dolphinarium, where many locals and tourists go.
Batumi Botanical Garden
There is also Botanical Garden in Batumi, spanning over 111 hectares, consists of unique varieties of plants.The garden was founded by Russian scientist Andrey Krasov in 1912 by the principle of the well-known Hanging Gardens of Babylon.There are up to 5,000 different plants in the garden, including those from Mexico, Australia and the Himalayas.
Fortress of Gonio
15 kilometers outside of Batumi is the well-known fortress of Gonio, which holds the status of museum-reserve. In 1974, a treasure trove with marvelous jewelry and ancient coins inside was discovered near the citadel.
Gonio Fortress had a great importance, it was defending the population from certain hazards from the Pirats. For this strategic sense is explained its grandiosity. Fortress construction date is not known. Gonio is currently experiencing a tourism boom. Most tourists come from Tbilisi in the summer months to enjoy beaches that are generally regarded as cleaner than Batumi's beaches (located 15 km to the north).
In 7 kilometers away from Kobuleti, in the village of Tsikhisdziri, lies the Petra town-fortress, which dates back to the 6th century. Nowadays, visitors can see the preserved ruins of citadels and residential buildings from the antique era here. Some suggest that Petra is the prototype of the legendary Kajeti Fortress from Shota Rustaveli’s poem Knight in the Tiger’s Skin.
How to get to Batumi?
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Travel duration may be 4-5 hours from the fact, that from Rikoti to Zestaponi (55 kilometers) the road is sinuous, this part takes some time.
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City is located on the banks of the River Kvirila, originally it was meant as an industrial city - extraction and enrichment of manganese ores (Chiatura manganese deposit), quartz sand, marble quarrying; sand-lime brick factory. Before the discovery of manganese deposits here was a small village that bore the name of Kvirila - after the river, on the banks of which it has grew.
In 1921, the former village became a town.
In the 50s, the Soviet government decided to turn an ordinary industrial town in the "paradise on the earth", with health resorts, holiday homes and parks. One of the projects, "city of the future" was the construction of the so-called "Line 25" - the first Soviet passenger ropeway. The road was built in 1954, linking the center and one of the sleeping areas on the cliff, and is valid for sixty years without interruption.
Today Chiatura remains the only city in the world with the largest number of cable cars, built in the 1950s, which are used as free public transport.
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From its green valleys spread with vineyards to its old churches and watchtowers perched in fantastic mountain scenery, Georgia is one of the most beautiful countries on earth shaped by rugged mountains, rivers, valleys and meadows. Equally special are its proud, high-spirited, cultured people: Georgia claims to be the birthplace of wine, and this is a place where guests are considered blessings and hospitality is the very stuff of life.
This amazing country lies in the middle of Caucasus region and has unspoiled natural beauty to complement its unique culture. Technically Georgia is located at the intersection of Eastern Europe and West Asia, but its own people describe it in a very lovely way, it's the balcony of Europe.The Great Silk road, that connected China with Mediterranean world, crossed the territory of Georgia as well. Georgians say that when God divided Earth’s land among its peoples, the Georgians showed up late. They’d been toasting and praising him, they claimed. God so liked this excuse that he gave them his own land: the most fertile of all.
Georgia is the only place in Europe, where you can swim in tropical beach - Anaklia and at the same time go skiing in two hours in Mestia - a highland small town in northwest Georgia.
A deeply complicated history has given Georgia a wonderful heritage of architecture and arts, from cave cities to ancient cathedrals to the inimitable canvases of Pirosmani. Quaint villages and towns still dots the countryside while modern cities like Tbilisi, Batumi are highly captivating and photogenic.
The country offers something for every section of travellers. History lovers can see Narikala Fortress, Uplistsikhe, Gergeti Trinity Church. Adventure seekers can indulge in hiking, horse-riding, para gliding, caving, rafting, hunting. Do try the Georgian cuisine and its amazing culinary specialties and check out the nightlife of Tbilisi.
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