Explore the Black Sea region where beaches and snow-capped peaks collide”
Georgia’s Black Sea region of Adjara is the focus of a new Euronews travel feature, with author Emma Pearson showcasing the nature, historic sites, culture, food and wine of the region.
Describing Adjara as the “Pearl of the Black Sea”, the author pays special attention to its ecotourism destinations, calling them rich in flora and fauna.
Only 40 minutes by car from [Batumi] city is Machakhela National Park, which is joined by Kintrishi National Park and Mtirala National Park to form a trio of UNESCO World Heritage Sites,” the article reads.
The highest mountain ranges in the Adjara region are also noted in the article, with the author claiming that visitors could “louse on the sunny shores” one day, before “carving in the fresh snow” the next. .
The article also includes an overview of Kobuleti Protected Area Parks, which have recently been provided with “new and updated services including tourist shelters and guesthouses for those wishing to stay a bit longer”, explains Pearson.
The author calls the historical sites related to the remains of the coastal fortress of Gonio-Apsaros “one of the most intriguing”, noting that it was a “supporting citadel” for the Romans and later the Byzantines and Ottomans in their quest for control over the coastline.
Ajarian cuisine and the region’s winemaking tradition are also the focus of the author’s attention, with Pearson describing the region’s cuisine as a “unique blend of European and Asian spices” and various types of grapes.
Read the full article here.