Driving distance: 150 km
Breakfast at the hotel. Meet your guide at the hotel lobby and start Batumi sightseeing tour – walk Piazza and Europe Squares, see statues of Medea, Poseidon, Ali and Nino, and beautiful boulevard of the city.
After Batumi sightseeing, we drive towards Samegrelo region, to the seaside town Poti.
The first destination is Poti Museum of Colchian Culture. The museum is located in a hundred years old building and houses thousands of artifacts representing Colchian culture dating to the early Bronze and Iron ages.
The next stop is at the historical lighthouse of Poti - the tallest naval structure in the Black Sea basin. It was made in London and became the first lighthouse constructed of metal through the entire Russian Empire. The beacon offers a beautiful viewpoint overlooking the conjunction of the river Rioni joining the Black Sea, which makes for a spectacular sight.
Visit the only Neo-Byzantine cathedral in Georgia – Poti Cathedral. The cathedral is an imitation of Hagia Sofia in Istanbul and was constructed in 1906-07. For 70 years cathedral was used as a theater, concert hall, conferences, pioneering meetings, and speeches on a city scale. Poti Cathedral was restored in 2005.
After Poti city tour drive to Kolkheti National Park. The National Park, together with the other areas of Kolkheti lowlands, is considered to be the legendary Kolkhi Pheasant's homeland. It is an ideal place for the development of boating, diving, hiking, and horse-riding tourism in the National Park. The Park comprises a large area of natural wetlands that are perfect for bird-watching visitors. Over 194 different bird species are found in the region, including 21 species of migratory birds.
Choose one of these three trails – this will make the evening unforgettable!
Paliastomi Lake 9 km/1 h by pontoon boat-tour by kayak, Okros Tba (Golden lake): 2 seats /1 hr -5 Euro
Boating trip Paliastomi- Pichori 18 km/3 h by pontoon boat- 16 persons/3hr – 83 Euro
Paliastomi-Pichori 2 hours by motor-boat- 1-3 persons/2 hr – 28 Euro
The next stop is Zugdidi, the administrative center of Samegrelo region. Relaxing evening.
Overnight in Zugdidi.