Adjara is the Republic on the Black Sea coast. It is famous not only by the sea and mountains, but also by its excellent cuisine, historical sites and modern architecture.
Even during shoulder season one may find here a lot of interesting. It is amazing, that typically soviet city of not very rich country has transformed into such a breathtaking place just in several years. Today modern buildings, including first-class hotels, have sprouted Batumi like mushrooms. All of these, together with Old Town, evoke a sensation of staying in Europe, enriched by Georgian flavour.
Favourite touristic sites are Europe Square, Italian restaurant on gorgeous Piazza Square, modern House of Justice and Alphabetic Tower. You can also visit McDonalds which can be named the most spectacular one in the world.
Batumi Boulevard is stretching 7km along the coast. It is equipped with cycle path and shops, where you can rent or buy bicycles.
A must-visit place for every tourist is Argo cable car which will take you to a sightseeing platform with breathtaking sea and mount views.
Ethereally moving, metal sculpture Ali & Nino, symbolizing love and separation became one of the symbols of the city. It is better to appreciate it in the evening when it is illuminated.
For dinner you can order Adzharian khinkali or khachapuri. You can visit Batumi market as well, learn all ins and outs of the local cuisine and buy home-made wine, churchkhela and cheeses.
Winemaking in Adjara has 8 millennia history and UNESCO named its technology ‘the nonmaterial cultural heritage’.
Visiting Adzharian restaurant in the evening you may see Georgian Supra with tamada (a toast maker), country dances and experience famous Georgian hospitality.
Those interested in historical tourism can visit Gonio Fortress, Roman fortification with ancient stone arch bridges. Everyone who loves nature should go to Batumi Botanical Gardens.
Furthermore, Batumi is the center of gambling tourism, with eight casinos, located in first-class hotels.
Tourists can also visit numerous concerts and event that are hold regularly.