Batumi turns into a village
When you can’t go to the village, the village comes to you. That’s what happened in Batumi. One day, this seaside city turned into a cute Ajarian village, all laden with Autumn bounty, where long-forgotten traditions have revived and the unique Ajarian folklore has resounded.
“Gandagana tourism festival became a real fest for Batumi residents and the city guests.
A 150-year old nalia (granary) was brought from Machakhela gorge and installed in the city center. Grandpa Noe, it’s owner, also came along with it. ‘Melted cheese’ and ‘Supthalva’ sweet confections, produced in Khikhadziri village; Machakhela ‘beer cheese’, pure honey from Kobuleti; Chkhaveri pink semi-sweet wine, produced at Shervashidzes’ wine cellar, in Keda; Grandma Mariko, knitting warm winter clothes and stockings and Grandpa Hasan, teaching the guests a traditional method of producing tobacco, were also over there.