You can travel all around Georgia and see its architectural monuments. Or you can see all of them at the same time by going to the Black Sea Resort of Shekvetili and visiting the ‘Georgia in Miniatures’ park. The miniature park is one of the newer attractions of Georgia and features around 50 miniatures architectural monuments from all around Georgia. In addition, each display has a small board containing information regarding its history.
The park is open Monday to Saturday from 11am to midnight. On Sunday it opens from midday to midnight. If you can’t squeeze in the time to visit the park during the day, don’t hesitate to go during later hours, since the park is beautifully lit, including every monument individually, which creates an enchanting environment and atmosphere.
In addition to the miniature displays, the park complex includes a visitors’ center, which has a mini-amphitheater, cafes and other areas to rest and enjoy your visit.
Overall it will take around one hour to explore the whole area, so you can plan to visit nearby areas on the same day.
What to see in Shekvetili:
- Amusement Park Tsitsinatela – the miniature park is located next to the amusement park Tsisinatela. It offers rides for every age. However, you should take into consideration that it opens at 6pm each day.
- Black Sea Arena – this newly-built arena has already hosted performers such as Elton John, Aerosmith and others. If you are in the area, make sure to check out any concerts which might be scheduled at the time.
- Paragraph Resort & Spa Shekvetili – if you are willing to splurge, this high-end hotel offers amazing accommodation with amazing views, swimming pools, a water park and aquarium display.
Best time to visit Shekvetili:
From June until the end of September, when the weather is warm, and all the businesses are fully operational.
How to Get to Shekvetili:
From Batumi, there are marshrutkas (minibuses) and buses which make daily trips.
You can also take a taxi, which will cost around 20 GEL.