Adjara has been an autonomous republic of Georgia since 1921. Adjara is the region of Black Sea coast and borders Republic of Turkey in the south. There is only one Adjara marked on a map, but there are actually two different Adjaras. One of them is famous in whole Georgia, as the Black Sea coastline of Achara is very touristic. It is situated between Kobuleti and the small border village of Sarpi. Among them is located Batumi – a developing seaside city, port and sea resort on the Black Sea coast, which is also a cultural center of Adjara. There is another different Adjara. It is a mountainous part of Georgia with its wooden traditional houses and white minarets steeped in green forests, old people full of energy and work almost without rest. Due to the subtropical climate of Adjara, exotic plants are blossoming here very easily. Botanical Garden of Batumi, located on Green Cape is very special for its unique and rich vegetation. The local flora resembles a jungle and it is difficult to say where the Botanical Garden ends. Mtirala national park is a protected area in Adjara region. Mount Mtirala is one of the most humid areas in the country. Achara has another protected aria called Kintrishi. River with the same name runs from an alpine meadows forming many waterfalls, some of them higher than 30 meters. A small, beautiful lake of Tbilkeli, surrounded by dwarf beeches and located on top of the reserve is worth to visit. Beshumi, a beautiful Adjarian village with wooden houses and cattle, spread on the mountain slopes is located above the beautiful pass of Goderdzi. Adjarians spend here only summertime. In fall, they return home. There are ancient cultural monuments in Adjara. Gonio Fortress of the 1st century called Apsarosi, where vestiges of ancient bathes and hippodrome are still preserved is worth to visit. There are many ancient items discovered on this vicinity. Former ancient city-fortress of Petra of the 2nd century B.C. is also located in Adjara. It used to be a small town of Lazeti Kingdom.