In our Adventures series, we are exploring Batumi, one of Georgia’s largest cities and its most popular Black Sea resort.

“This cable car, Argo, is taking us to the top of Anuria mountain,” explained our intrepid reporter Denis Loctier.

“it rises 250 metres above sea level, revealing a spectacular view over Batumi, the capital of Adjara.”

The city’s rich history has links all the way back to ancient Greece and the myth of Jason and the Argonauts. Today, Batumi is a booming centre of tourism, gambling and commerce. The bird’s eye view from the cable car shows a city that is evolving with massive new developments and restoration.

“Argo is a fascinating way to see Batumi itself, the Black Sea, and the surrounding mountains,” explained Batumi resident Lia Phutkaradze.

And, after capturing the stunning panoramic view, there’s a chance to enjoy some traditional music and try Adjara’s famous cuisine at the restaurant overlooking Batumi.

Denis Loctier

Denis Loctier is a senior Euronews science and nature correspondent, producer and presenter of the "Ocean" documentary series, exploring themes such as pollution and marine life, the blue economy, sustainable fishing, aquaculture, climate change, ocean energy and more. Since 2001, he has produced short TV documentaries on more than 150 international research projects and covered a variety of other topics, from international politics and military conflicts to economy and tourism. Denis Loctier holds a double PhD degree in philology and information and communication sciences.

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