Kobuleti is a fabulous corner in Adjara, Georgia. Paradise climate, picturesque mountains, warm sea, clean beaches, unique ancient sights make it incredibly attractive for tourist travel. In 2018, Kobuleti received 8.7 million guests from abroad. This is 14% more than in 2017.
The name of the city of Kobuleti in Georgian means “pen for sheep”. Probably, once here, on the Colchis lowland, flocks of sheep grazed. Excavations in the Kobuleti peat bogs confirm that there was a settlement of the Gurians on this site 5-3 thousand years BC. e. Before the revolution, the district was called “General’s”, as the best areas were built up with dachas of the tsarist generals.
For a long time, Kobuleti was a small provincial village. The construction of a sanatorium infrastructure that began in the Soviet era made it a prestigious Adjarian resort. The general’s dachas were rebuilt as dachas of the party nomenclature, hotels, hotel complexes and sanatoriums.
Kobuleti acquired the status of the city in 1944. Today it is the second largest city of Adjara after Batumi. Its length along the coast is 10 km. The distance to Batumi is 25 km.
Planes do not fly in Kobuleti. You can fly to Batumi or Tbilisi. From Batumi to Kobuleti can be reached by train, it's only 29 km, minibus or taxi. It takes only 40 minutes to travel by shuttle bus. Also, before departure, you must provide a certificate of vaccination against COVID-19
Prices in Kobuleti and Batumi are practically the same. The average check in a restaurant for two is 20-25 GEL. Adjarian khachapuri costs 7-12 lari, khinkali - 0.5-1 lari each. Draft wine is sold at the market for 5 lari per 1 liter.
Kobuleti competes with Batumi in the tourism business. There are almost the same number of hotels, resorts, guest houses. At the same time, there are much fewer visitors, and prices are much lower. "Budget Batumi" is called Kobuleti. We analyzed them and tried to choose the most optimal hotels in terms of price-quality ratio according to various criteria here