Sarpi, Georgia

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Sarpi, Georgia is located in Georgia
Sarpi, Georgia
Location of Sarpi
Sarpi Georgian Orthodox Church at Nogha

Sarpi (Georgian: სარფი; Turkish: Sarp) is a border village on the coast of the Black Sea, on the border between Turkey and Georgia. It is inhabited by the Laz subgroup of Georgians.


Sarpi is the main land border crossing between the two countries and a major conduit for business travel, especially for Turkish companies doing business in Batumi. Sarpi is located about 12 km south of Batumi and about 20 km northeast of Hopa, Turkey.


An ancient Laz festival called Kolkhoba is held here each year at the end of August or the beginning of September. The myth of Argonauts is performed on stage during the festival.

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Coordinates: 41°31′17″N 41°33′7″E / 41.52139°N 41.55194°E / 41.52139; 41.55194