About Sights – Mtirala National Park

Established in 2007, Mtirala National Park (Georgian: მტირალას ეროვნული პარკი) is situated in Georgia’s Ajara region, between the Black Sea and the western part of the Adjara Mountain Range. Covering 15,698 hectares, the park was created to preserve the Colchic type of mixed beech, lime, chestnut, alder and hornbeam and beech forests.

Mtirala National Park

Mtirala National Park

With an average precipitation of 1,200—2,000 mm (sometimes exceeding 4,000 mm), Mtirala is one of the most humid areas in Georgia. The name “Mtirala” means “weeping” and was given because of the abundant rainfall.

Mtirala National Park

Mtirala National Park

The park offers hiking, horse-riding and eco-tours.

Visitors on one of the two trails in Mtirala National Park.

Visitors on one of the two trails in Mtirala National Park.

Trails are marked and picnic and camping areas are provided. A visitors center is located in the village of Chakvistavi.

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Mtirala National Park

Mtirala National Park

Mtirala is home to a variety of animals and birds, including Chamois, Roe deer, Wild boar and Brown bear, Booted eagle, Eagle owl and Golden oriole.

Wildlife information at Mtirala National Park

Wildlife information at Mtirala National Park

A waterfall in Mtirala National Park

A waterfall in Mtirala National Park

The best times to visit are spring, summer and early autumn.

A waterfall in Mtirala National Park

A waterfall in Mtirala National Park

How to get there? From Tbilisi to Chakvi is 350 km (5–6 hr by car). Minibus from Tbilisi’s Didube and Vagzali bus terminals to Batumi every day (20 Gel, 6 hr). Train from Tbilisi Central Railway Station every day (15/30 Gel – day (6 hr)/night (9 hr). Minibus from Batumi Central Station to Chakvi every day, every 15 minutes (1 Gel, 20 min).

Mtirala National Park

Mtirala National Park

Photos courtesy of the Agency of Protected Areas/Mtirala National Park.

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