Batumi

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Batumi
Port of Entry
41°38.900'N, 041°38.900'E Chart icon.png
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The Batumi Harbor

Batumi (Georgian: ბათუმი) is a seaside city on the Black Sea coast and capital of Adjara, an autonomous republic in southwest Georgia. With a population of 180,000 (2008 census), Batumi serves as an important port and a commercial center.

Batumi is located on the site of the ancient Greek colony in Colchis (Κολχίς) called Bathus or Bathys – derived from the Greek phrase bathus limen or bathys limin meaning "deep harbour". In Greek mythology, Colchis was the home of Aeëtes and Medea and the destination of the Argonauts.

In the 17th century AD, Batumi, under the Ottomans, was famous for its slave market.

Charts

See Black Sea.

Weather

Batumi has the warmest and wettest winters in the Black Sea. One can comfortably swim here from May to November.

See also Black Sea.

Passages

See Georgia.

Communication

Add here VHF channel for coastguard, harbor masters. etc.

Also see World Cruiser's Nets

Navigation

Approach Batumi directly from the N, whether arriving from either E or W.

Entrance

Batumi is a port of entry for Georgia. For details see Entrance: Georgia.

Port officials here will come on board promptly. It's important to stay on board until all formalities are completed.

Berthing

Yachts must not go to the large commercial harbor but to the smaller one NE of the commercial one, as indicated in the figure.

Marinas & Yacht Clubs

None.

Anchorages

None.

Amenities

Facilities
Water At the small harbor for yahcts
Electricity N/A (Not Available)
Toilets ?
Showers ?
Laundry ?
Garbage ?
Supplies
Fuel Possible
Bottled gas ?
Chandlers None
Services
Repairs None
Internet ?
Mobile connectivity ?
Vehicle rentals ?

Provisioning

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Eating out

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Transportation

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Tourism

History

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Places to Visit

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Friends

Contact details of "Cruiser's Friends" that can be contacted for local information or assistance.

Forums

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Links

References & Publications

See Black Sea.

Comments

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  • The food in Georgia is EXCELLENT. The people are very friendly and open to visitors. --Wikiexpert

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