Ghorjomi Village in mountainous Ajara

See the traditional wooden Oda houses, cascading waterfalls, five-dome mosque, rich rivers, and summer dwellings in mountainous Ajara.
Distance to the location by road from:
6:30 hr
2:25 hr
5:20 hr

Where is Ghorjomi located?

Ghorjomi village is in Ajara, 15 kilometers from Khulo, and 1,500 meters above sea level. The Ghorjomi community consists of 18 villages and is one of the most populated in Ajara

Traditions in Ghorjomi

Ghorjomi is distinguished by the architectural characteristics of mountainous Ajara, with its wooden Oda houses built in an old, traditional style. Nowadays, new houses are built with wood as well, keeping it cool in summer and warm in winter. 

The Ajarian lifestyle and traditions are authentically preserved in Ghorjomi. All women know how to embroider, weave, sew and make beautiful rugs. 

Ghorjomi Mosque

The functional five-domed wooden mosque built by the Laz craftsmen Omer Usta and Usta bin Ahmed in the center of the village is distinguished by its play of colors and size. During the communist rule, the mosque was used as a storage area, then as a cultural center. The mosque regained its initial function in the 1980s. 

Ghorjomi Gorge - Place for adventures

The shortest route to Ghorjomi follows Goderdzi mountain pass and Leknari mountain. The mountains, wrapped in the sun’s rays and each other's shadow, are arranged one after the other on the horizon like symbols of infinity.

There are several tourist routes, picnic, and camping areas. The gorge is one of the locations in Ajara, where you can enjoy horse riding in Ghorjomi and surrounding areas.

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