Situated in the south-west of Georgia
on the Black Sea coast, the Achara
region is one of the most beautiful parts of the country. The ever-changing colours of the sea wash against a subtropical coastline of palm trees and tea plantations backed by forested hills. The natural beauty of Achara
is matched by the fascinating history
of a region that spent three centuries under Turkish rule and is still home to a population of Georgian
Muslims and yet has maintained its Georgian
language and culture throughout.