Batumi is a large international port city on the southeastern shore of the Black Sea and is the administrative center of the Autonomous Republic of Adjara.
Located 350 kilometers from the capital in the western part of Georgia, you can get to Batumi by air, car, bus, or train. It is also possible to reach Batumi from Europe or Asia through the many ferries and cruises that depart from the port.
In addition to the obvious appeal of the Black Sea, Batumi is famous for its ancient port, unique architecture, and European squares with their incredible sculptures. One of those statues, the Boy with Pipes, is considered a symbol of the city. You can find this statue in a brick niche of a historical house in Old Batumi.
When in Batumi there are so many sights to see. You’re going to want to add Piazza Batumi, the Marriage and Justice Hall, the Alphabetic Tower, Neptune Fountain, Medea Statue, Astronomical Clock, Batumi Colonnades, the famous lighthouse built in 1863, and the fantastic statues of Ali and Nino, and Rotation to your Batumi itinerary.
You should also make time to walk down Batumi Boulevard and see some of the city’s historic monuments like Batumi Cathedral of the Mother of God, Batumi’s Orta Jame mosque, and the Catholic Church of the Holy Spirit.
In addition to history and architecture, Batumi also hosts many popular concerts and festivals. For example, more than 30,000 people from around the world attended the Maroon 5 concert held in Miracle Square right on the water. Batumi also hosts the annual Black Sea International Jazz Festival, whose attendees have included Marcus Miller, Tania Maria, Maceo Parker, Roy Hargrove, Macy Gray, Stanley Jordan, Larry Graham, John Scofield, Al Jarreau, Mike Stern, Victor Wooten, Snoop Dogg, Liv Warfield, Lisa Stansfield, Quincy Jones, Jamiroquai, and many other stars.
Here you can also participate in many fun leisure and adventure activities like water parks, horse-riding clubs, the dolphinarium, a diving center, a giant Ferris wheel, boat and bicycle trips, flyboarding, and paragliding.
Batumi is a city where not even the rain can ruin your vacation. Hear the echo of your footsteps on the city’s cobbled streets mixing with the sound of raindrops, and breathe in the smell of the sea, acacia, and magnolia as it mixes with the aroma of fresh-brewed coffee prepared in quaint seaside cafés.