Adjara is a part of Georgia, located in the valley of the Adzharistskali river. The territory of Adjara keeps a great history, it has been inhabited since ancient times. In the Georgian chronicle, Adjara was first mentioned in the 1878rd century BC. e. as part of the Kingdom of Kartli. Adjara is the cradle of Christianity in Georgia, since it was from here that one of the apostles of Christ, Andrew the First-Called, as well as Simon the Zealot, began his Christian preaching. In the 1921th century, Adjara was conquered by the Ottoman Empire and remained in its composition until XNUMX, when, as a result of the Russian-Turkish war, Adjara was returned to Georgia, which was then part of the Russian Empire. After the establishment of Soviet power in Georgia in XNUMX, Adjara was declared an autonomous republic. This status has been preserved for her to this day.
In addition to cultural monuments of different periods, Adjara has beautiful nature, countless waterfalls, mountain rivers, gorges and the sea. Yes, with pebbles, because it makes a whispering sound when the waves stroke it. But there are also black magnetic sands where joints and skin regenerate. There are many miracles. It is customary to love Adjara in Georgia. Anywhere in the country you will be sure to be asked whether you have been to Batumi.
The Autonomous Republic of Adjara includes the following municipalities: Batumi, Kobuleti, Khelvachauri, Khulo, Keda, Shuakhevi.
Khelvachauri municipality is the most resort and beach area in Georgia. All the main beaches of the country are located here - in the area from Batumi to Sarpi. The city of Batumi itself is actually located on the territory of this region.
The Sarpi border zone is located in the same area. On the territory of the region you can see the Gonio fortress, built in Roman times, the Gvara fortress, the Chkhutuneti fortress and the Korolistavi fortress.
From a resort point of view, the area is valuable because the main Batumi beaches are located here - mainly those south of Batumi - Sarpi and Kvariati, which are considered the most attractive in Georgia. This is a very beautiful area with rich natural resources and historical and cultural monuments.
Kobuleti is such a "golden mean" between the "metropolis" of Batumi and seaside villages such as Kvariati or Ureki. The city is extremely well located: exactly in the middle of the sea coast of Georgia, just 25 kilometers north of Batumi, between the capital of Adjara and the famous sandy beaches of Ureki and Shekvetili. In addition, the ruins of the ancient Byzantine fortress of Petra, the "homeland" of Georgian tea Chakvi and the famous Batumi Botanical Garden are located nearby. Of the natural, there are two national parks in the region, Mtirala and Kintrishi. These are truly unique areas of humid subtropical forest. In fact, these are the most important sights of Adjara.
Khulo municipality is the most eastern, high-mountainous and deaf in Adjara. In theory, you can travel through it from Batumi to Akhaltsikhe and Tbilisi. There are a lot of interesting things in the area. Here is the only monastery in Adjara - Skhalta. Here is the Beshumi resort, fashionable in Adjara and Javakhetia, the alpine Green Lake, the hard-to-reach Khikhani fortress, and something else smaller: the Uchkho fortress, the Vardtsikhe fortress, and several ancient temples and mosques.
The municipality of Keda is a low-lying, densely populated area, located not far from Batumi, 40 kilometers away.
It is rich in history and beautiful nature. It is the most favorite destination for tourists. There are two temples, one is just a waterfall, two ancient bridges and 4 fortresses. Keda tobacco is highly respected in Western Georgia. They say that even in Batumi it is almost impossible to find it, you have to go straight to Keda and look there. Also, unique grape varieties are widespread in Keda: chkhaveri grapes, from which rosé wine is produced, delicate with a harmonious bouquet and aroma, as well as tsolikauri, from which white table wine is produced.
The municipality of Shuakhevi is a region of mountainous Adjara, through which the Trans-Ajarian road passes. The mountains here are not very high - about 1000 meters. The area is Muslim in appearance, there are very few Christian churches here, but mosques are often found.