What To See, Do, Eat and Drink If
You’re Renting a Car In…
Decided on renting a car in Batumi?
Batumi is the coastal-capital of the Georgian republic of Adjara. What do most people come here for? Why, the sea, of course! Batumi is fast becoming one of the most popular destinations on the black-sea coast and it’s pretty easy to see why.
With some of the best beaches, restaurants, hotels and bars in the country - Batumi has something for everyone.
If you’ve rented a car in Batumi with us, you’re free to explore Batumi and the Adjara region at your own leisure!
Parent.ge have compiled a list of the best places to see, the best things to do, and, of course, the best places to eat and drink for those who are renting a car in Batumi. Some places are a short drive away, while other destinations require a bit more time behind the wheel. Get planning!
What To See
So, you’ve picked up your car in Batumi, what’s the first thing you should do? Discover the mountainous landscape of Adjara! The region is simply stunning, and is one of the few places on earth where you can lay on the beach in the sun, while staring up at a mountain that’s covered in snow. Some areas you may want to consider visiting include the Acharistskali water reservoir and the Makhuntseti waterfall. We cannot express enough how beautiful this region is, get out there and explore it!
What To Do
Ride the Batumi Cable Car
On first approach to Batumi, you’ll undoubtedly notice the cable car that ascends from the city centre up into the mountains. This trip is a must do! With its entrance on Gobebashvili street, the ride costs 15 lari and takes you to a mountain top on the outskirts of the city. It offers panoramic views across Batumi and the region in general.
What To Eat
No trip to Batumi would be complete without tasting the delicious local Khachapuri. While every region has its own version of the cheesy bread, Adjara probably takes the lead when it comes to both taste and decadence. Often referred to as ‘Cheese Boats’, Adjaruli khachapuri consists of dough stretched out from the middle to leave room for a boat-shaped dip, in which oodles of cheese, egg and butter are poured. Locals will all tell you a different place for where they serve the best, but some of our favourites include:
Acharuli Khachapuri House: 39, 26 May Street
Porto Franco: 40 Konstantine Gamsakhurdia Street
All within a short driving distance with your Batumi rental car.
What To Drink
After arriving in the country, it’ll soon become abundantly clear that the wine here is pretty incredible. Did you know? Georgia is the birthplace of wine!
But there are also other tipples you may want to consider in this bustling seaside metropolis. Sunset Batumi, located on the Ardagani lake, offers some particularly delicious cocktails, alongside their extensive food menu. Better still, they offer nightly live Georgian music and dancing .