Today Batumi is one of the most beautiful cities in the country and the capital of the Autonomous Republic of Adjara. Once the city was an ancient Greek colony, a Roman port, it was invaded by the Ottoman troops, and then the Georgian kings were fighting for it. Under the rule of the Russian Empire, the town has grown considerably, and now it is the main seaport and unique place to stay in Georgia.
Batumi blooms every day, in recent years, residents of the city have seen with their own eyes the rapid development of this wonderful place. Keeping up with the times, the city retains its own history. With the help of old archives the buildings of the 19th century were restored and reconstructed. The result of this work became charming buildings with thin railings and balconies, quiet cobbled street facades around which hovers aroma of fresh coffee, citrus and sea breeze. Batumi now has a highly developed tourist infrastructure, which makes it attractive for foreign visitors.
Today Batumi glitters with neon lights and glittering luxury hotels such as Sheraton and Hilton. Government attracted buiding magnates from around the world to build hotels, to turn Georgia into a paradise on earth. Today the center of Batumi can be accepted for Western European city with streets decorated with vines, fountains and lively shops. At night the city turns into a sea of lights, even the embankment is illuminated. The climate is influenced by the Black Sea, the coldest month is January and the hottest one is August.
Most tourists come from other former Soviet countries, but also on the streets you can hear English, French and other speech. Restaurants and cafes grew like mushrooms in Batumi, so tourists have great opportunities to taste traditional Georgian cuisine. There are many fashion boutiques and a Plastic Surgery Clinic. There are many tourist attractions in Batumi, including the world's longest boulevard. At present, the length of the boulevard is 7 km away, every tourist must visit this place to see numerous entertainment facilities. This place is the soul of Batumi. You can rent bikes and ride along the boulevard, at the same time see the beach and attractions.
There is a large Ferris wheel near the boulevard, a monument of Georgian literature and culture, Alphabet Tower and many other interesting monuments. People are very hospitable and friendly, they are always ready to help and suggest a road or in the right direction. Locals call Batumi "city of love", and the authorities have erected many monuments and landmarks. One of the most famous is the man knelting before the woman, and giving her his red heart. In the city even a registry office is open around the clock, it is possible to get married any time of the day. Come in Batumi and enjoy its beauty!