Khelvachauri

Distance from Batumi: 10 km

Area: 356 sq / km

The population: 62 000 people

www.khelvachauri.ge

Khelvachauri is a place that keeps the history of Adjara. One of the local gorges, Machakhela, is a place where in the 18th century local gunsmiths made flint rifles. Here you can see the descendants of the old masters, visit their families and learn about the manufacture of the Machakhela gun and daggers. Khelvachauri also has a rich cuisine. The traditional mchadi is especially tasty here. In addition to all the above benefits, Khelvachauri is great for hiking. Hiking fans can explore Machakhela National Park, while history and ethnography lovers can visit the local thematic museum. Old wine presses, wineries, ruins of fortresses, etc. - all this can be seen in Machakhela.  If you come to Khelvachauri on an off-road vehicle, then you can go to the Mtirala mountain and enjoy the panoramic views of Batumi from here.

What to do in Khelvachauri:

1. Visit Mirveti village;
2. Enjoy the views of the three gorges from the Gvara Fortress;
3. See the ancient stone wine presses;
4. Hike in Machakhela National Park;
5. To go on an off-road vehicle to the Mtirala mountain;
6. Shoot a Machakhelа gun;

What to see:

Stone arch bridges in Mirveti (13th century) and Tskhemlara (12th century) villages, Chkheri Bridge (9-10th centuries), Kokoleti Bridge, Maho Bridge, Gvara Fortress (6th century), Chikuneti Fortress, historical and ethnographic museum in Zeda Chhutuneti, a Sarfi Lazian Ethnographic Museum ,  as well as a monastery and church of the Holy Trinity, the church of Panteleimon in Ortabatumi and medieval Saint Andrew the First Called Orthodox Church.


Places where you can stay overnight, relax for a few days, feel the daily life of the Adjarian village:
Villages Zeda and Kveda Chhutuneti, Kostaneti, Chikuneti.

Approximate cost of accommodation / overnight with three meals a day - 40-50 GEL.

Active routes: «Machakhela guns road», Chikuneti and Kostaneti routes.


TRANSPORT
Shuttle buses depart from the old Batumi bus station (1, Mayakovsky st. ) every hour. The cost is about 2-3 GEL.

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What to see

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Mirveti Arch Bridge
Mirveti Arch Bridge

Bridges Khelvachauri

Ethnographic museum of Lazur
Ethnographic museum of Lazur

Museums Khelvachauri

Tskhemlara Stone Arch Bridge
Tskhemlara Stone Arch Bridge

Bridges Khelvachauri

gvara fortress
gvara fortress

Fortresses Khelvachauri

Machakhela forging museum
Machakhela forging museum

Museums Khelvachauri

The bridge of Mirveti
The bridge of Mirveti

Bridges Khelvachauri

Where to stay

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Shota Tsiteladze Family Hotel
Shota Tsiteladze Family Hotel

Guesthouse Khelvachauri

Ninya Cottages
Ninya Cottages

Cottage Khelvachauri

Ramin and Shalva's Family Hotel
Ramin and Shalva's Family Hotel

Guesthouse Khelvachauri

Chveneburi
Chveneburi

Hotel Khelvachauri

Guranda's Family Hotel
Guranda's Family Hotel

Guesthouse Khelvachauri

Nanka's House
Nanka's House

Cottage Khelvachauri

Where to eat

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Green Area
Green Area

Restaurant Khelvachauri

Api House
Api House

Family restaurant Khelvachauri

Orgelesa
Orgelesa

Restaurant Khelvachauri

Adjara Wine House
Adjara Wine House

Restaurant Khelvachauri

Green Villa
Green Villa

Restaurant Khelvachauri

kompozitoris patskhebi
kompozitoris patskhebi

Restaurant Khelvachauri

Activities

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Karting
Karting

Karting Khelvachauri

Khertvisi
Khertvisi

Folklore Khelvachauri

kapnistavi
kapnistavi

picnic-camping Khelvachauri

Rafting
Rafting

Rafting Khelvachauri

Mirveti
Mirveti

picnic-camping Khelvachauri

Day On Water
Day On Water

Rafting Khelvachauri

Mountainous routes

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Machakhela Gun Road
Machakhela Gun Road

Historical and cultural Khelvachauri