Hidden in the mountains of Ajara is Upper Makhuntseti, a village surrounded by cliffs, home to one of Georgia’s most popular waterfalls. Makhuntseti Waterfall is located a short five-minute walk from the main road, plummeting fifty meters into a large natural pool surrounded by greenery.
Makhuntseti Waterfall is open year-round, with picnic spots dotted all around and local vendors selling everything from local Adjarian cuisine to organic honey and fresh churchkhela. Fried fish served with wine from Keda area and traditional Georgian spirit, chacha, are a must taste if you’re looking to immerse yourself in local gastronomic culture.
You can take a boat from Makhuntseti to the shore of the Acharistskali River, or you can test your mettle by walking on one of the largest arched bridges in Ajara, which dates back to the 9th-10th centuries.
So, while you’re in Batumi soaking up the sun, why not arrange a day trip out to see this magnificent corner of the country?