Batumi is the capital city of the Autonomous Republic of Ajara in the country of Georgia. Its coastal location and sub-tropical climate make it a popular city for vacationers across the Caucasus. It's the party capital of the region with a night life to match which increasingly includes big name international DJs on the beach-front clubs. Expect to party on the beaches with Armenians, Azerbaijanis, Turks and, of course, Georgians.
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!
Sights and Activities
Black Sea. Enjoy the waves and admire the beach and the port itself.
Oceanarium (locally called a delphinarium).
Orthodox, Catholic and Armenian churches.
Remains of Gonio Fortress. Catch a bus from Tbilisi Square to Sarpi (1 Lari) and tell the driver you want to get out at Gonio. Located at the sea shore the ruins host stunning views and interesting architecture.
Batumi Botanical Garden, (To the north of a city. Take marsrutka no. 1 along the coast north until the endpoint, where you find some refreshment stalls.). Georgia has a remarkable tradition of (royal) botanical gardens. It is a quiet spot, next to the Black Sea on a high cliff and it both green and cool. Plan on a visit here to take a half day to nearly a full day as it is very large.