Poti is a city in the Samegrelo province in the west of Republic of Georgia. It is situated on the east coast of the Black Sea and therefore serves as one of the three Georgian ports on that sea. Nearby the city, the major river of Western Georgia, Rioni, enters the Black Sea.
Poti is divided into four municipalities: Center, Nabada, Island and Maltakva. Maltakva is renowned for its tourism facilities, hosting important sports events.
Cruise Season - Feb to Dec
Currency - lari (GEL)
Language - Georgian, Russian
Land Area - 59 km²
Population - 50,000
Electricity - 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT/UTC plus two hours
International Country Telephone Code - +995
Port Location - The Port of Poti is located in the downtown area of Poti.
Travel Links - Poti has serviceable road and rail links with Armenia and Azerbaijan, and is connected by sea with a growing list of major Black Sea ports. Regular passenger and cargo ferry service opened to Ilichevsk in Ukraine in December 1996. This route joins existing service to Burgas and Varna, Bulgaria, Konstanza and Romania.