Batumi Travel Guide

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Batumi Things to Do

  • Delphins and other animals

    There is a nice park around a small lake (Nuri lake) called 6 May park. For two lari you can visit a small zoo. There is also a dolphinarium where you can watch delphins.

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  • Zoo and delphins

    There is a nice park ( 6 May park) around a small lake (Nuri lake) in Batumi. In this park you can visit the small zoo for 2 Lari or go to the delphin show.

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  • Muslims in Batumi

    There is a Turkish quarter in Batumi with a lot of Turkish restaurants. Overthere you can find this mosque build in 1870 .

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  • Seaside Park

    I guess it must stretch for the best part of 3 miles? Enjoyed walking along most of the length of it on our visit.Plenty of shady or sunny benches to rest on or watch some of the building work currently going on (5/12) plus the choice of several bars and restaurants to stop at.A top attraction in Batumi, enjoyed and really would love to revisit in...

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  • Evropas Moedani (Europe Sq)

    At the heart of this square a massive statue of Medea holding a golden fleece. Seems to be the focal point of town in the evening, enjoyed spending time here.

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  • Piazza

    Good looking "Italian?" style square in the town centre, a couple of restaurants here, perhaps a little overpriced but the location is good, we enjoyed a quick beer here!

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  • Ferris Wheel

    Close to the Alphabet Tower at one end of Seaside Park this large Ferris Wheel. Just 0.5 Lari (May 2012) for a slow ride around which takes around 15 minutes. Predictably good views of the surrounding area.Enjoyed.

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  • Alphabet Tower

    Seaside park tower showcasing the letters of the Georgian alphabet. May 2012 not quite finished but, upon completion will have a restaurant and cafe along with a viewing area at the top, until then a spectacular sight, moreso at night.

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  • Top Five Things for Summer Travelers at...

    Batumi is the first Georgian city that you reach after driving 20 kms from Turkish border. Rich and resplendent in its natural beauty, here are the top five things that you should not miss while you are at Batumi.1) The Balmy Beaches: Batumi is beautifully surrounded by the Black Sea on one side and the green hills on the other side. The sunset at...

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  • Dancing waters

    Don't miss to watch awter and dance show. It is usually starts at 21.00 and continues until midnight. I have 2 video about it.

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  • Botanical garden

    Batumi's longitude is special. It is possible to have many kind of plants, trees. So botanical garden is very good.

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  • Gonio castle

    If you start your trip from Turkey border you will see Gonio castle first near the main road. Before it you may see some beaches.

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Batumi Hotels

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Batumi Restaurants

  • Pitaboon - Middle eastern restaurant and...

    Pitaboon restaurant specialize in middle eastern food and culture, here to give you the feel of middle eastern cuisine.we serve many types of food, Shakshuka, eggplant with Tahini, Hummus and of course Falafel.We are also serving Shisha (Hookah/Nargila/Chillin) with genuine Egypt Tobacco flavors:Gold Apple, Grapes, Orange, Rose-Flowers, Gum, Mixed...

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  • Lunchtime

    Pleasant cafe with an outdoor terrace, a lunch stop for us. Friendly and helpful with an English menu, tasty food, khachapuri Adjarian style for us and local beer, enjoyed!

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  • Microbrewery in Batumi!

    Out for a walk along the promenade and spotted some brewing kettles glinting in the sunshine, had to stop and investigate, obviously!A light and dark beer on offer brewed to a Bavarian recipe we were told and yes it was very good, so good we stopped off for lunch on the way to the airport!So, both meals here were excellent, large and very tasty and...

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  • Machakhela

    Outlet of a chain of restaurants we found in Tbilisi a few days earlier.Large selection of Georgian and International favourites in comfortable, friendly surroundings and at a good price too.This one in Batumi particularly enjoyable with live music when we were there.Fave dish - Lobi, a kidney bean stew, lovely!

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  • Excellent Georgian Food

    One of the interesting restaurants which has bar+cafe+restaurant combination.Its located just near by sea on the left side of Marina Hotel ( Batumi Boulevard area - Ninoshvili/Old Khimshisahvili Street ).The owner speaks perfect English and all people are very helpful.The most important thing is this retaurant has all people which you will...

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  • One of the best food in Georgia

    Usually Adjarians (the residents of Ajara region where Batui is the caital) are not famous for their either culinary skills or service. But.... Only few days ago I discovered a place which is really something: if someone wants to try the best of the Georgian food he must definitely visit restaurant Sazandari which is on Era St. (there is the second...

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  • You must visit this place!

    If you are in Batumi, you really must visit this place. I really liked it. There is a worm and nice atmosphere. And the food, drinks are served very well.I’ve tasted salad “Cesar” and also Pizza, which of course doesn’t taste like real Italian, but is delicious. You can have different drinks also.What is interesting in this cafe is that prices are...

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  • Ajara khachapuri

    Ajara khachapuri - which was exactly the reason why I came to Batumi in the first place for. Khachapuri is the Georgian national staple and from different region there are some variations. The Ajara region in the country's SW has one variety with a difference as it has a freshly openned egg ontop.

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  • Batumi - Cafe Culture Pt 1

    The Octopus Cafe is an interesting mosaiced open space. The tables and chairs as is the menu are rather limited, but the building is enough for the look. It was designed by the Georgian sculptor Zurab Tzereteli also known as the country's first millionaire. None the less the prices here won't blow your budget.I enjoyed the company of a small group...

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Batumi Nightlife

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    by maykal Updated Oct 31, 2007

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    Batumi has more than its fair share of cafes, and most of them serve at least beer. The cafes in the park close with darkness, so head to the port area, where a string of waterside cafes have sprung up, some permanent looking, others temporary and possibly summer-only.

    Some are friendlier than others...some come and take your order before you've had chance to sit down, some make you wait for half an hour, some ignore you completely...but as there is more than one, don't be afraid to get up and leave if service is non-existant. I'm not sure what it is...fear of foreigners perhaps? Or maybe tourists are just not important enough to be served? I don't know...but avoid the pretentious one (it should be obvious which one that is). "Ukatsrovat" (excuse me) is a way of getting attention.

    Your next decision should be whether to order Kazbegi or Argo...two beers, both excellent. Or try "me minda ludi" (I want beer) and see what turns up.

    The port, once the Kazbegi has worked its magic...

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Batumi Transportation

  • To Batumi by Car

    Well, I visited Georgia in August 10. It was high season for Batumi, so I decided to visit it.I tried to get a train ticket but all was sold out (yeah I was confused).What could I do? I rented a car (thanks to Naniko car rental service), it was BMW Z3, really amazing car. I was shocked for the price of Z3, I got i only for 50$ per day.I started...

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  • Night train

    We took a train from Tbilisi to Batumi and paid only 23 GEL for a second class place. The train is air conditioned. It leaves at 22.40 from Tbilisi and at 7.00 you are in Batumi. Instead of Batumi they call it Makhinjauri at the traffice schedule, but it is Batumi.

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  • Buses

    Plenty of buses dashing around town, perhaps the useful ones for tourists are #9 & 10 which go to the airport. #10 is particularly good as it travels along the seafront first. Hold your hand out to stop the bus, we didn't find too many official bus stops and they always stopped for us!Buy a ticket (0.5 lari May 2012) from the driver, or in...

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Batumi Warnings and Dangers

  • gangs of kids and taxi drivers

    Overall batumi like rest of georgia is very much safe.however be vary of gangs of kids especially by seafront as they may try and shake u down for a couple of lari.best to walk on and ignore them.also taxi drivers can be aggressive if u refuse theur offers especially if getting off a marshrutka from say tbilisi

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  • Batumi at night

    The park behind the beach is a great place to walk in daylight, but once you've taken enough photos of those stunning Batumi sunsets, it is probably best to make your way back into town before it gets too dark. With no streetlights, the park is incredibly dark, and as with all dark places the world over, better to play safe than sorry.

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  • Careful with who you befriend

    Ý'm not saying you should be rude to locals in a country lýke Georgia, but be aware that there are many people who want your money. Judge me as you wýll, I'm just going to tell you what happened to me and my friend in Bat'umi. Being young and naive, we wanted to go party on the beach. Well, a friendly young man came to talk to us. He introduces us...

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Batumi Off The Beaten Path

  • Biggest garden of former Soviet Union

    You have to visit the botanical garden of Batumi. It opened in 1912 and you have never seen a garden as big as this one. Therefore they have an electrical train running through the park for 2 lari. Entrance fee for foreigners is 6 lari. To get there you need to go with marshrutka 31 (not 1 as lonely planet says). The marshrutka you can catch from...

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  • Roman history

    You should really visit the Gonio fortress. It is a very interesting place with a nice small museum. Take a marshrutka from Batumi to Sharpi and pay 1 Lari. Or go with bus number 101 buy a bus ticket two rides for 0,80. Ask the people to help you get out at Asparos. They only understand this word. It is on the left side at the beginning of the...

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  • The suburbs

    While waiting for the sun to come out, I took a walk along Batumi's promenade to the south. After a while, the park runs out and is replaced with huge tower blocks, quietly rusting away. A couple of the buildings used to be hotels, but are now filled with refugees from Abkhazia and look squalid and depressing. The promenade is being extended, and a...

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Batumi Favorites

  • Archeological Museum of Batumi

    Located in one of the main avenues and in an impressive building, the museum exhibits samples of the rich cultures that have been thriving in the eastern Black sea!

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  • How to travel and where to stay in...

    By the Sea: For getting to Georgia by sea is one of the options. Batumi port is a remarkable port of the country. It is of universal type – receiving and sending all types of sea vessels and serving passengers in high standards. By Plane: Batumi International Airport is located 2km south of the city and Hotel EraPalace is just 5 Kms from the...

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