sights : During the Soviet time Abkhazia was a workers paradise with subtropical beaches next to the Black sea. After the break down of the USSR 1991 the area was partly destroyed in a civil war that has still not been solved. 250.000 Georgian Abkaziers still hope to return to their homes in Abkhazia.
Travel to Abkhazia remains unsafe as long as the governing of the country stays un organized and autonomous criminal groups, taking advantage of the situation, creates their own rules.
Public transport from Georgia to Abkhazia does not exist. If you want to go to Abkhazia, first go to Zugdidi (reachable by night train from Tbilisi, 37 lari or 18 euro), from where you will be able to organize transport to the border between Georgia and Abkhazia. Because cars with a Georgian number plate may not cross the border into Abkhazia you have to change Jeep at the border. From the border it's about 30 minutes drive to Sukhumi,
the capital of Abkhazia.
Budget Hotels in Abkhazia : Most tourists coming to Sukhumi sleep in the UN military camp for 10$ per night.