You want to ski and surf on the same day? You can do it in Adjara. There’s nowhere in the world quiet like it. Whether you sky-dive, scuba-dive, water-ski or jet-ski, Adjara has everything yoi need above and beneath the sea. And in the evening, enjoy your favourite style of music in various bars and clubs.
It is a buzzing resort where the world comes to relax and play. Recent investment, modern infrastructure and deluxe five star hotels create an amazing atmosphere for the best holiday you can imagine. Adjara really does have it all.
History And Culture
The region of Adjara has a great history. It was colonized by Greeks in the 5th century BC, and fell under the control of the Roman Empire in the 2nd century BC. The presence of such diverse civilizations has truly left its mark on Adjara.
In Adjara, powerful, mountain-fed rivers roar to the sea, forming beautiful, pure and clean waterfalls. Through such stunning scenery, adventurers can enjoy horse-riding, mountain biking, hiking, four wheel drive tours, rafting and paragliding. And in winter, don’t forget to ski or snowboard in the snow-sure ski resorts.
Batumi is a city which visitors find easy to fall in love with, thanks to its unique blend of subtropical coastline and boasting legendary nightlife.
Locals call it simply the “Boulevard”. Its stretches 7km from the centre of Batumi, along the seashore to the north-west. As soon as you approach the Boulevard you start to feel the sealty sea air, mixed with the aroma from the hundreds of hundred year old pine and palm trees which line the route.
Batumi Botanical Garden
Just 9km north of Batumi at MtsvaneKontskhi (Green Cape), the Batumi Botanical Garden grows thousands of beautiful species of plants – there are over 5,000 species of plants. Thanks to Adjara’s unique micro-climate, gardens can grow an astonishing variety of plants from different regions and climates, all side by side.
Four protected areas cover up to 20% of the territory in Adjara.
Mtirala National Park
Mtirala National Park is a rich and diverse park. The villages surrounding the Park have many examples of traditional, ancient wooden houses while the park itself offers world-famous bird-watching and ecotourism activities.
Kobuleti Protected Areas
Kobuleti is well known for its many species of migrating waterfowl and its rich abundance of plant species.
Kintrishi Protected Areas
Located between the Black Sea and the mountains of Adjara-Imereti, it has a unique micro-climate as the mountains hold up the warm, humid sea air to create a very high humidity climate, with a relatively warm and narrow temperature range throughout the year.
Kobuleti has become an important tourist centre and health resort on the Georgian Black Sea region, attracting many tourist thanks to its glorious long and well equipped beach.
Tsikhisdziri is also well known for its heady mix of warm humid air from the sea and cooler, sweeter air from the surrounding high mountains. The beaches are extremely comfortable and allow you to enjoy the many excellent water facilities.
The resort of Chakvi is the homeland of Georgian tea. Why not sample some of the sweet tasting tea for yourself while staying at hotels, summer cottages, and guest-houses situated all along the seaside.
MstvaneKontskhi (Green Cape) is one of the most beautiful seaside resorts in Georgia. The area is also well known for its dive spots with many visitors who stay and enjoy the area’s health-restoring sanatoriums, hotels, restaurants and café-bars.
Gonio, Kvariat, Sarpi
Sarpi, Gonio and Kvariat are favourites for youngsters from all over Georgia and the other countries. It’s a real play-time atmosphere. Play on the beach all day then party in the bars and clubs till morning. If you can keep up with the pace, there’s no better place to spend the summer.
One of the many prominent resorts in the Adjara Mountains is Beshumi, 1900m above sea level. Arriving at the height of Beshumi one of the first things you notice is its clean< fresh air< laced with the scent of thousands of coniferous trees from the surrounding forests.
It is a real paradise for lovers of historical and cultural antiquities as this was one of the most important citadels for the Roman and Byzantine Empires. The Gonio-Apsaros fortress was vital to protect the entrance of the Black Sea, having a strategically important role.
The interior of this remarkable church retains some of its original XIII century paintings and during liturgy prayers are accompanied by the sound of the river Skhalta.
The ruins of ancient historical city-fortress Petra are located in the village of Tsikhisdziri. The Byzantine Emperor Justinian built a city here because of its strategic location which enabled it to become a strong military base and powerful trading centre.
Arched Stone Bridges in Adjara
There are quite a few ancient arched stone bridges in Adjara. And each and every one is an important part of the history of the region. This place is a must-see for sure.