Offering a subtropical climate, Black Sea beaches and noteworthy nightlife, Batumi is Georgia’s main summer resort and the country’s second-largest city.
One of the most popular things to do in Batumi is to talk a stroll along the boulevard, consisting of walking and cycling paths that weave their way past cute cafés and dozens of sculptures. To the north of the city centre, you’ll find the Batumi Botanical Garden which is home to around 2,000 different species of flora from across the globe. To experience the best of Batumi’s nightlife, head to the beach-front clubs and bars along the boulevard which stay open from dusk ‘till dawn.
Wandering through Batumi’s Old Town lets you soak up the city’s beautiful buildings, many of which date back to the late 19th century. Highlights include the famous facades of the Apollo Theatre and Hotel O. Galogre, and the Belle Époque offerings of Europe Square. Along the waterfront, you can appreciate the contrasting contemporary architecture in the form of the Alphabetic Tower and the Italian-style Batumi Piazza which features a large marble mosaic in the centre of the square.
There's a variety of sand and pebble beaches in and around Batumi, with a range of activities such as water sports and boat tours. The Central beach offers around seven kilometres of pebbled shoreline where you can swim in the clear waters or rent a sunbed to relax on. Further along the coastline, you’ll find the picturesque beaches of Cape Verde and Gonio.