National Geographic Traveler Names Batumi in Top 10 Tourist Cities in Europe
16 March, 2018
National Geographic Traveler Names Batumi in Top 10 Tourist Cities in Europe
Georgia’s seaside city of Batumi, the capital of Adjara Region is becoming more and more attractive for the tourists and foreign travelers day after day. Recently, Batumi was named as the best place to spend a holiday, after cities such as Nice, Palermo, Amsterdam and Oxford by the Polish edition of National Geographic Traveler.

The article called Near the Sun dedicated to Batumi and Georgia’s Ajara Region and it was published in
the March issue of the publication.
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Batumi

In the article, the journalist names the best places in Batumi: Botanical Garden, Boulevard, Europe Square and other tourist sites.

“We know the recipe of happiness”, the Georgians say. You might think that it is little bit excessive, but only one weekend spent in Batumi assured me in it”, writes the journalist of National Geographic Traveler in the beginning of the article.

The article also mentions mountainous Adjara and local cuisine where tourists can taste delicious dishes in the amazingly beautiful nature. Journalist of National Geographic Traveler was invited by Ajara Tourism Department.
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Journalist of National Geographic Traveler was invited by Ajara Tourism Department

“We are actively working on articles, reports and programs about Georgia and our region to be published in the popular media outlets of the target countries. Last year about 500 journalists, blogger and representative of the tourist agency visited the region by our invitation. As a result, we have received more than 150 media products in top rated televisions, magazines and online editions.

There were many exciting articles published about Georgia’s Adjara Region, but the fact that Batumi was named along with the cities such Nice, Amsterdam and Palermo is especially pleasant for us, “noted Sulkhan Ghlont, Chairman of the Tourism Department of Adjara.
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Batumi is the second-largest city of Georgia

Batumi is the second-largest city of Georgia, located on the coast of the Black Sea in the country's southwest.

Batumi seaside city of Georgia’s Adjara region is the favorite spot both for locals and tourists during summer. The city is frequently called the Gem of the Black Sea. Apart from the beach of the Black Sea, one can find various ways to entertain oneself.
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Batumi is located on the coast of the Black Sea

The city owes much of its current look to efforts of European architects in the beginning of 20th century, but boasts many new architectural novelties alongside old ones as well.
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The city boasts many new architectural novelties

Situated in a subtropical zone near the foot of the Lesser Caucasus Mountains, Batumi is a popular tourist destination known for its varying weather–it is a bustling seaside resort during warm seasons, but it can get entirely covered in snow during winter. Much of Batumi's economy revolves around tourism and gambling, but the city is also an important sea port and includes industries like shipbuilding, food processing and light manufacturing.

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