Wanderlust: “Undiscovered Batumi, Georgia: 7 reasons to visit the Pearl of the Black Sea”

  • “However you decide to spend your time in Adjara, you're in for a break full of surprises and will no doubt return home with memories that will last a lifetime”, the author added. Photo: Wanderlust

Review by Nino Khoperia

Agenda.ge, 2 Nov 2022, Tbilisi,Georgia

Popular British travel magazine Wanderlust published an article about Georgia’s Black Sea city of Batumi, naming seven reasons for travelling to the city and “encouraging” millions of readers to visit Batumi, the Adjara tourism department said on Wednesday. 

The influential publication called subtropical Batumi “the Pearl of the Black Sea” and said the city “has been charming” visitors for over 2,000 years. “It is both ancient and modern, generous and hospitable, and blessed with some of the most delicious food and wine in the world. What are you waiting for?”, Peter Moore, the author of the article said.

Among the reasons for travelling to Batumi, the publication mentioned the city's architecture, coast and nature, as well as Adjara mountains and delicious cuisine. 

The mountains of Adjara that rise up sharply behind Batumi are more than just a breathtaking backdrop to the city. Sitting 1,500-2,200 metres above sea level, the steep slopes, covered in thick forest and peppered with waterfalls and lakes, are at once a haven of tranquillity and an adventure playground”, the article read, while highlighting the biodiversity of the national parks and their recognition by UNESCO.

The article also focused on Batumi Boulevard with its coastline, which “offers something for everyone”, and seaside recreational promenade, as well as the city's “eye-catching architecture, where 19th century buildings sit beside some of the most playful and unique skyscrapers in the world”.

In order to get to know Georgian culture and traditions better, the journalist advised travellers to “come to Batumi with an empty stomach” ready for a supra, a traditional Georgian feast, that includes local dishes and the “unique” wine, which Georgians have been making for over 8,000 years.

However you decide to spend your time in Adjara, you're in for a break full of surprises and will no doubt return home with memories that will last a lifetime”, the author added.

Read the full article here.

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