Artvin City Guide
Hit the Road to Artvin
A Day in Artvin
A day intertwined with nature awaits you in Artvin, one of the greenest cities of the Black Sea. Our first recommendation for you to see the city comfortably is to rent a car. You can easily rent a car from Avis Artvin car rental office. You will need a good plan after leaving Artvin car rental office. We asked the locals, what to eat in Artvin? What are the places to visit in Artvin? Their answers to these questions will help you in this regard. If you are ready to spend a vibrant day in Artvin with a good plan and a comfortable vehicle, let's get started!
Breakfast in Artvin
The most important thing you need to start a pleasant day is a nice breakfast. A breakfast table serving Artvin's local flavors will also give you an unforgettable experience. Kolaca, kaygana, kuymak, walnut kete and corn bread are among the most popular items of Artvin breakfast tables. You can enjoy your breakfast either in places in the city center or in places that are a little outside of the city, but that attract attention with their natural landscapes.
Places to Visit in Artvin
Locals of Artvin say that the first stop can be Mençura Waterfall. The waterfall in Kamilet Valley, about 95 km from the center of Artvin, is a place with plenty of oxygen. Your walk to the waterfall with a height of 70 meters will undoubtedly be one of the most beautiful activities of the day. It can also be enjoyable to explore other corners of the valley after the waterfall. After visiting Mençura, you can go to Ortacalar Double Bridges, 7 km away. It is estimated that the bridges built perpendicular to each other at the crossroads of Arılı and Küçükköy were built in the 18th century. Let us remind you that a great view awaits photography lovers here.
A Delicious Break
Locals of Artvin have very delicious recommendations for a lunch break. Anchovy, haddock and Black Sea (Laz) pastry are some of the flavors that will relieve the fatigue of the day and help you restore energy for the rest of your trip. If you rather want to experience local flavors, locals of the city recommend you to eat meroli soup, silor and sarma.
Now you can set out to Borçka Karagöl, which is considered as a must-see place by the people of Artvin. This unique place, about 65 km from Hopa, was formed as a result of a landslide at the beginning of the 20th century. Enhancing the beauty of Klaskur Plateau, the lake was declared a natural park in 2002 and taken under protection. You will feel that time stops in Borçka Karagöl, which is colorful in every season.
If you want to rest and continue exploring the city after a tiring day, there is nothing better than a local dinner. The flavors recommended by the people of Artvin for dinner will appeal to every palate. Roasted pickles, stuffed kale and turnip dish are the tastes that will attract the attention of vegetable lovers. Anchovy pilaf, speckled trout, cağ kebab and keshkek are other local dishes you can prefer for dinner.
Nightlife in Artvin
You can prefer the popular places of the city to relax after the day you spent in Artvin. You can end the night with live music performances in these venues concentrated in the city center.