Abkhazia is located in the westernmost part of Georgia. One side of the region is bordered with Caucasus Mountains and the other side – with Black Sea coast. Abkhazia is an autonomous republic of Georgia; however, nowadays region is occupied by Russia due to political conflicts between Russia and Georgia since war in Abkhazia in 1992-1993 years. Administrative center of Abkhazia is a beautiful sea resort and city of Sokhumi, with its history starting from the 6th century, when Greeks settled here and named the city Dioscuria. The old Georgian kingdom Kolkheti was situated in the territory of Abkhazia. Sokhumi boasts with botanical garden

Abkhazia

Abkhazia is located in the westernmost part of Georgia. One side of the region is bordered with Caucasus Mountains and the other side – with Black Sea coast. Abkhazia is an autonomous republic of Georgia; however, nowadays region is occupied by Russia due to political conflicts between Russia and Georgia since war in Abkhazia in 1992-1993 years. Administrative center of Abkhazia is a beautiful sea resort and city of Sokhumi, with its history starting from the 6th century, when Greeks settled here and named the city Dioscuria. The old Georgian kingdom Kolkheti was situated in the territory of Abkhazia. Sokhumi boasts with botanical garden, established in 1840, one of the oldest botanical gardens in the Caucasus. Abkhazia with its subtropical climate, Black Sea coastline, high mountain regions located very close to the sea and unique nature used to be Georgians’ beloved site. Unfortunately, due to the political situation visiting the site is currently unavailable. Abkhazia has five protected arias on its territory, these are: Gumismta, Pskhu, Skurchi, Ritsa and Bichvinta-Miuseri protected areas. All of them were established to protect biodiversity of pine, relict forests, lakes hidden in mountains and rivers formed from the ice peaks of Caucasus Mountains. Gagra, a city in Abkhazia, is one of the most beautiful sea resort of the Black Sea coast. Abkhazia is rich in ancient cultural monuments. Among them are worth to visit: Bichvinta Cathedral (10th century), Bedia Monastery (10th century), Gantiadi Church (6th-7th century), Ilori Church of St. George (11th century), Mokvi Monastery (10th century), Dranda Church (6th century). Beautiful cities of Abkhazia are: Gali, Gudauta, Ochamchire, Akhali Atoni.