Adjara - officially known as the Autonomous Republic of Adjara. It is an historical, geographic and political-administrative region of Georgia. Area: 2,880 km²- 4.2% of Georgia. The population is 411000 (2014) and above 140000 (2014) live in Batumi, the capital of Adjara. Adjara is subdivided into six administrative units: City of Batumi, Kobuleti, Khelvachauri, Keda, Shuakhevi, Khulo Districts.
One of the most important priorities of Adjara is Tourism. And it has been developing at a high speed in the region. Number of tourists increases every year in the region.
YOU WILL VISIT:
v Skhalta Monastery - is located at the village of Kinchauri, Khulo municipality. It is a 13th century monument of Georgian architecture. The interior of this beautiful Monastery retains fragments of an original painting.
v House Museum Sherif Khimshiashvili - is 90 km from Batumi in the gorge Shalta-Khikhani, on the left bank of the river Skhaltistskali.There lived the leader, Sherif Khimshiashvili, of the national liberation movement in Adjara. A special place in the museum is given to a photo-material family Sherif Khimshiashvili.
v Vardtsikhe - was built in the 11th-12th centuries It was used mainly for military purposes, to watch for the roads. The fortress was controlling the road going to Khikhani.
v Khikhani fortress - Khikhani fortress is one of the main fortresses of Adjara. It is situated on the south of the Skhalta River, on top of the steep rock, at a height of 2635 m above sea level. The fortress occupies 1 ha and is adorned with four towers. There are observation windows in the wall. It was a strategic stronghold, inaccessible from 3 sides. Tbel Abuseridze lived at Khikhani. Abuseridze was a scholar and religious writer and is known for his treatise.The treatise was the first astronomical work of a theoretical nature produced in Georgia.