Batumi, city and capital of Ajaria (Adzhariya), southwestern Georgia, on a gulf of the Black Sea about 9.5 miles (15 km) north of the Turkish frontier. The city’s name comes from the location of its first settlement, on the left bank of the Bat River. Batumi is a very beautiful city and the most popular resort in the summer. Its many gardens and its streets are lined with exotic plants; north of the city is the Batumi Botanical Garden, with a rich collection of subtropical and tropical plants.Now Batumi is the second largest city in Georgia. Dynamic architecture, ancient history, attractive surroundings, warm and sunny seaside, and delicious Adjarian cuisine makes this city a beautiful resort and one of the top places to visit. Batumi was built at the end of the 19th and at the beginning of the 20th century in a grand, elegant style. There are fine classical buildings designed and built by Italian and German architects.