Artvin is a stunning city located in the northeastern region of Turkey, approximately thirty kilometers from the black sea towards the mainland. The city is conveniently located up a hill looking over the famous Coruh River, in proximity to the Deriner Dam. Artvin is home to a stunning cultural and historical representation of the people over the years, dating back into the Bronze Age. Beautiful artifacts and craftworks that showcase the series of attacks on the city are preserved within important museums like the Artvin Central Museum. Artvin is famous for preserving the culture of its people, and at one time, it was Georgia's Cultural Safe House, as well as one of the most important regions depicting religion within Georgia. Many beautiful spots are found throughout the city, from where visitors enjoy the magnificence of the region. Several beautiful, natural parks and gardens also reign throughout the town where visitors go to relax and take in the spring and autumn beauty while picnicking and resting.
Artvin experiences a typical Mediterranean climate. The climate is characterized by warm and pleasant summer days and cold, wet winters. The features of the climate of Artvin may feature a very close resemblance to those of the warm summer oceanic climate. During summer, from mid-May to mid-September, the weather on most days is warm and pleasant, with the temperature ranging between 15°C (59°F) and 27°C (80.6°F) on average. The sunshine hours per day during summer average seven, making it a great time to be out touring the city. Rainfall during summer is minimal, barely measuring 50.8mm (2") on all days, and only comes in the form of light afternoon showers. During winter, from December to February, the temperature drops considerably, occasionally dropping below the freezing point to -3°C (26.6°F) or lower on the coldest days. Snowfall is rare, but the days remain crisp and dark, with only three hours of sunshine per day. Winter is the rainiest season, with December as the wettest day, collecting up to 101.6mm (4") in precipitation on average. During spring, between mid-March and mid-May, and during autumn, between mid-September and October, the weather is mild. Both seasons are devoid of the extreme heat of summer and the severe winter cold. Spring brings stunning beauty to the city with beautiful blossoms all over downtown Artvin. Autumn comes with its share of beauty, making the magnificent fall golden brown against the beautiful city architecture. Artvin can be toured anytime during the year, but most tourists come around in summer, spring, and autumn. These seasons offer the best experience in touring the city and its surroundings. During spring and autumn, the parks in Artvin are the places to be visited, as tourists relax the days away and enjoy photography and picnicking under the lovely weather. Every year, Artvin brings the people together to partake in the Caucasus Festival, also known as Kafkas in Turkish. The festival incorporates numerous cultural and art activities that symbolize the unity and development of the Artvin people. The famous festival is carried out in the Kafkasor plateau and attracts participants and spectators from far and wide. Another big event is the Bull Wrestling Festival, celebrated amid large crowds of both local and international visitors and participants.