Batumi is a seaside city on the Black Sea coast and capital of Adjara, an autonomous republic in southwest Georgia. It is sometimes considered Georgia's second capital, with a population of approximately 250,000, that becomes nearly 750,000 during the tourism season in the summer.
Batumi serves as an important port and a commercial center. The Trans-Caucasia Railway and the Baku pipeline end in this city. The border crossing of Sarp, which connects Turkey to Georgia and Azerbaijan through motorways, also opens into Batumi.
It is situated in a subtropical zone, rich in agricultural produce such as citrus fruit and tea. The average temperature is 6-8 °C during winter, and 22-23 °C during summer. While industries of the city include shipbuilding, food processing, and light manufacturing, most of its economy revolves around tourism.
Access to Batumi:
Getting to Batumi is very simple and has many different options. Turkish Airlines has flights from Istanbul every day, and from Ankara every two days. Also, buses to Batumi are available from nearly every city in Turkey. It is also possible to drive to Batumi with your own car.
Based on a recent treaty between Georgia and Turkey, it is possible for the citizens of the two countries to cross the border only with their ID cards and without visas or passports.