Batumi is a seaside city on the Black Sea coast and capital of Adjara, an autonomous republic in southwest Georgia. Batumi, with its large port and commercial center, is also the last stop of the Transcaucasian railroad and the Baku oil pipeline. It is situated some 20 km (12 mi) from the Turkish border, in a subtropical zone, rich in citrus fruit and tea. Industries include shipbuilding, food processing, and light manufacturing.
Apart from the commercial port area, there is a wide beachfront, the old town, rundown mansions and wooden houses, shady avenues, parks and outdoor cafes. A pleasant place for a one or two night stop. There are some lovely coastal drives outside Batumi, with citrus and tea plantations, and subtropical vegetation .
Things to See & Do
* Adjara State Museum
* Batumi Botanical Garden
* Former resort area along the Black Sea coast
Cruise Season – Feb to Dec
Currency – lari (GEL)
Land Area – 69,700 km²
Language – Georgian, Russian
Population – 4,646,003 approx. (Georgia)
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT/UTC plus two hours
International Country Telephone Code – +995
Port Location – The passenger terminal is located in the city centre of Batumi, it includes the Sea station building and two berths №10 and №11.
Travel Links – The city is served by Batumi Airport, one of three international airports in the country.