Artvin is a city and province located in the northeastern part of Turkey, near the border with Georgia. The city is situated on the Coruh River, which flows through a deep and narrow valley surrounded by high mountains.
The area has a rich cultural and historical heritage, with evidence of human habitation dating back to the Bronze Age. The region has been influenced by various civilizations over the centuries, including the Byzantine Empire, the Ottoman Empire, and the Russian Empire.
Artvin is known for its natural beauty, with lush forests, high peaks, and picturesque rivers. The area is popular for outdoor activities such as hiking, rafting, and skiing. The region is also famous for its traditional cuisine, which includes dishes such as "mıhlama" (a type of cornmeal porridge), "hamsi" (anchovy), and "kuymak" (a type of cheese fondue).
Some popular tourist attractions in Artvin include the 12th-century Ishan Church, the 17th-century Ottoman stone bridge, and the beautiful Karagol Lake. Additionally, the Artvin Castle, which was built during the Byzantine period and later expanded by the Ottomans, is a must-see historical landmark in the city.