Artvin offers a unique alternative to other tourism destinations as it preserves the pristine environment and peerless beauty.
Artvin's character reflects its historical Georgian region of Tao-Klarjeti, which is a period in middle age. Its scenic routes provide you the opportunity to explore churches and settlements that date back from this time period. The best preserved of these settlements are located in Barhal and İşhan on the spectacular Kaçkar Mountains (Kaçkar Dağları).
After winding through sweeping hills for miles, a forest of trees opens up to reveal the Artvin Province. This province in Turkey is rich culturally and has many historic sites but also has diverse environs that range from awe-inspiring mountain points to lush valleys with cascading waterfalls, canyons, and lakes.
Camili, known as Maçahel, was designated a biosphere reserve by UNESCO in 2005 and is the only one in Turkey.