Recommended is 09:45 to start the tour, but time could be arranged at your convenience.
Drive to the west, Gonio-Apsaros Fortress – this is a 10-minute drive from Batumi city to the direction of Georgian-Turkish border Sarpi. The first evidence of the Bronze Period and the first data of ancient Georgian state formation were found inside the Roman fort, an archaeological site dating back to the 1st c. AD. According to the legend, the grave of St. Matthias – one of 12 apostles is located in this place. This well-defended Roman fort during the Colchis Kingdom came under Byzantine rule in 2nd c. The excursion will take about 30 minutes.
Continue the tour to the Chorokhi Valley and visit private Ethnographic Museum Borjgalo. The museum presents an ordinary lifestyle of the locals during the past 100 years mostly with wooden artifacts made by the owner himself. Kemal Turmanidze is an artist and founder of this charming museum, who will host you during the tour.
Continue the way to Adjara mountains, Keda municipality, well known for its beautiful nature, springs and waterfalls. One of the must-see attractions here is Makhuntseti Waterfall. On the way see Acharistskali hydroplane, citrus, tea and tobacco plantations.
Stop for lunch in local restaurant Keda Wineland or Adjarian Wine House.
*Optional: Rafting, Zip-line and wine tasting is available nearby on Makhuntseti river.
After lunch drive back to Batumi hotel.
We wish you a pleasant stay in Batumi and hope to lead you on Georgia’s roads again!