Artvin city 929 km (577 mile) to Cappadocia and 1300 km (807 mile) away from Istanbul. The city goes along the valleys where the Coruh rivers goes through , having the wonders of the nature on the Black Sea cost of Turkey. The micro-conditioning that Coruh River basin has makes the area a unique among it’s category. Having the high mountains and hills around did not make the quality of life less but just opposite it makes it even more colorful.

This cute city is a corner from the paradise for especially those nature lovers with it’s mountains all around, valleys, green forests, plateaus, crater lakes, and the varies specialty of the climate it has.

River Coruh  rising from the Mescit Mountains passing through Georgia and joining Black Sea is available for rafting, river ski, and many other water sports and gets a lot of visitors every year from locals and foreigner tourists as well. The 4th world River Championship was holded in this area in 1993. Beside this big and long river there are some other small rivers connected to this river such as Altiparmak Barhal Small River.

Besides these specialties  the area is suitable with it’s trekking sport, mountain climbing and sports, horse riding in Bibilan , natural photographing in Karcal Mountains are amazing places for the visitors.

Artvin takes attention with it’s festivals Caucasus Tourism and Culture Festival during 2-4 June, 1-5 Hopa Culture , Art and Sea Festival, Savsat Sahara Beet Festival on the 4th july are only some of the festivals must see in Artvin.

Those instruments are used in Artvin local musics, bagpipe, accordion, Kemanci (a small violin), drum, Zurna.

The restaurants in the city serve up a veritable feast,  Beet and ‘lor’ cheese soup, stuffed kohlrabi, ‘mıhlama’ (Black Sea fondue made of butter, cheese and corn flour in a copper pan), ‘kuymuk’ with clotted cream, honey lokoum, savory ‘Laz’ pastries, pickled green beans…there few good restaurants in Artvin; Arhavi Restaurant, Atabari Restaurant, Dilan Restaurant etc.

Although Artvin does not offer many alternatives in the way of starred hotels, accommodations are clean and comfortable. Besides the three-star hotels at the city center, you may also choose boutique mountain bed&breakfasts.The hotels are; Paluri hotel, Terzioglu hotel, Karahan otel, Sarp Hotel etc.

Districts of Artvin Province







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