Batumi

Batumi - the "Pearl of the Black Sea" - is located in the autonomous republic of Adjara. Adjara, one of the most beautiful regions in Georgia, is situated in southwest Georgia on the Black Sea coastline.

Batumi was founded in the 8th century and is thus one of the most ancient cities in the world. Batumi is an important seaport for entire Georgia, but also a tourism capital of the country. Since 2010, Batumi has been transformed by the construction of modern high-rise buildings as well as the restoration of classical 19th-century houses lining its historic Old Town.

Climate

Batumi is distinguished by humid subtropical climate. The climate is influenced by the onshore flow from the Black Sea and the nearby hills and mountains, resulting in significant rainfall throughout the year, making Batumi the wettest city in both Georgia and the entire Caucasus Region.
The sea in Georgia is warm enough for swimming from July to September. The average annual water temperature is 17 C at the shore.

Safety
Batumi is a safe city and violent crime is very unusual. However petty theft is not uncommon. Normal precautions should be taken, including keeping track of your wallet or other valuables on crowded buses and trains. Be especially aware of pick-pockets in crowded tourist areas - nightclubs, bars and on pedestrian streets. Make a photocopy of your passport picture and bring this with you when you go out - keep your passport in the safe in your hotel room. Also take only the cash you need for the evening out! The police are extremely helpful. As a rule, the "patruli" (city police) are intermediate in spoken English so you can rest assured they will take you to your destination in case of trouble.