Euronews: “Georgia: Explore the Black Sea region where beaches and snowy peaks collide”

  • Describing Adjara as the “Pearl of the Black Sea,” the author pays particular attention to its ecotourism destinations, calling them rich in flora and fauna. Photo: Euronews.com

Review by Lika Eristavi

Journalist

Agenda.ge, 31 May 2022, Tbilisi,Georgia

Georgia’s Black Sea region of Adjara is in the spotlight of a new Euronews travel piece, with author Emma Pearson introducing the region’s nature, historical sites, culture, food and wine. 

Describing Adjara as the “Pearl of the Black Sea,” the author pays particular attention to its ecotourism destinations, calling them rich in flora and fauna. 

Just 40 minutes drive from the [Batumi] city lies Machakhela National Park, which is joined by Kintrishi National Park and Mtirala National Park to form a trio of UNESCO World Heritage Sites,” the article reads. 

The highest mountain ranges in the Adjara region are also noted in the piece, with the author saying visitors could “bask on the sun-kissed shorelines” one day, before “carving through fresh snow” the next.

The article also involves an overview of parks in Kobuleti Protected Areas, which have recently been provided with “new and updated services including tourist shelters and guesthouses for those who want to stay a little longer,” Pearson says. 

The author calls the historical sites tied to the remains of the coastline Gonio-Apsaros Fortress “one of the most intriguing,” noting it used to be a “supporting citadel” for the Romans and later the Byzantines and Ottomans in their quest for control over the coastline.

Adjarian cuisine and winemaking tradition in the region are also in the focus of the author’s attention, with Pearson describing the food from the region as a “unique blend of European and Asian spices” and various types of grape. 

Read the full article here.

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