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Travel Guide Europe Georgia Batumi

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Introduction

The Old Ship Hotel, Batumi

The Old Ship Hotel, Batumi

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Batumi is a city in Georgia and has around 125,000 inhabitants. Batumi is the capital of Adjara, an autonomous republic in southwest Georgia. It is the country's major port city and is located in the subtropical part of the country, with generally warm or mild weather year round.

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Neighbourhoods

There are 7 boroughs:

  • Old Batumi
  • Khimshiashvili
  • Bagrationi
  • Aghmashenebeli
  • Javakhishvili
  • Tamar
  • Boni-Gorodok

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Sights and Activities

Stalin

Stalin

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  • Stalin Museum - a much smaller one compared to the one in Gori, this museum is located in the house where he once lived.
  • The Black Sea - enjoy the waves and admire the beach and the port itself.
  • Nurigeli Lake
  • Oceanarium
  • Orthodox, Catholic and Armenian churches
  • Old Mosque
  • Remains of Gonio Fortress
  • Batumi Botanical Garden

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Weather

Batumi has a warm subtropical climate with humidity hovering around 70-80%. Temperatures range from around 10-12 °C in December and January to 26 °C in July and August. Lows average around 5 °C and 19 °C respectively. The absolute records are 40 °C and -7 °C. Batumi receives over 2,700mm of precipitation a year, most of it falling as rain. May is the driest month with less than 100mm, while September to November has 300mm a month or more!

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Getting There

By Plane

Batumi International Airport (BUS) offers flights to/from Kiev, Ankara, Minsk, Baku, Donetsk, Kharkiv, Moscow, Odessa, Tbilisi, Tel Aviv, Tehran and Istanbul.

By Train

Regular trains connect Batumi with other cities in the country, including Gori and Tbilisi. The small train station is a short taxi ride from the centre.

By Bus

Buses and minibuses (marshutkas) operate regularly between Batumi and Tbilisi, taking around 6 hours.

By Boat

A new ferry operates between Sochi, Russia to Batumi, Georgia. It is a high speed hydrofoil which operates three times a week, Wednesdays at 10:30am, Fridays at 9:30am, Sundays at 10:30am. Check the port of Sochi for more information about those crossings.

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Sleep

PropertyAddressTypePopularity
Batumi HostelOld batumi,Gen.Mazniashvili 13...HOSTEL75
Boombully Beach Batumi32 KldiashviliHostel-
Guesthouse in Batumi97 Melikishvili Str.GUESTHOUSE80
Bungalo 9595 MelikishviliApartment-
Gulnasi's Guest House24A Lermontovi StreetGUESTHOUSE-
TJ HostelAmagleba 14 MakhinjauriAPARTMENT-
Boombully Studio1 M. Abashidze ave.APARTMENT-
Hostel Batumi Globus56, Mazniashvili Str.HOSTEL-
Eiffel Tower Hostel39/1 M. Abashidze AvenueHOSTEL-
Apartment on the SeaKldiashvili Str 3/33APARTMENT-
Anri HostelKhimshialshvili str. #11/4HOSTEL-

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Phone

See also International Telephone Calls

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