If someone were to ask you what Steve Jobs, Kim Kardashian and Princess Diana have in common, what would you answer? They are all of Armenian origin... of course! Sometimes more known for its famous expatriates than for itself, Armenia is a multifaceted country still widely unexplored and seldom frequented by Western tourists. But what riches are hidden there! From the capital Yerevan to the emblematic and legendary mountains (Mount Ararat, Mount Aragats), Armenia boasts churches and monasteries listed in the UNESCO list of world heritage sites, a thousand-year-old culture of incredible variety. With a rocky landscape of canyons and high plateaus, 90% of the land is situated above 1000 metres altitude to delight the soul of the lost wayfarer. Traveling in Armenia also means meeting a proud, hospitable and warm people, always overjoyed to be able to share with passing visitors and to assist them in discovering their country and its resources forged over several millennia more intimately. Don’t wait a moment longer, you too can create your tailor-made trip to Armenia. Բարի գալուստ Հայաստան (Bari galust Hayastan or Welcome to Armenia)!
Armenia might be relatively new on the tourist radar, but travellers thinking of planning a trip there shouldn’t be fooled; Armenia boasts an ancient historical and religious heritage that spans all the way back to the 4th Century, and is widely recognised as being the perfect place to visit for archaeology and adventure lovers alike today. The country’s location within the region of Transcaucasia, nestled within the natural beauty of the Caucasus Mountains between the Black and Caspian Seas, bordered by its neighbours Georgia in the north, Azerbaijan and Turkey in the west, and Iran in the south, make it a truly unique holiday destination. Armenia’s eclectic mix of cultures from centuries of ruling by the Ottoman, Byzantine, and Persian Empires isn’t the country’s only pull for tourists though; almost 50% of Armenia is made up of mountain ridges, including dormant volcanic mountains, forest reserves, vast open plains, deep gorges, and villages meandering around the banks of flowing rivers, meaning that those looking for an outdoor adventure will find no shortage of things to do and see there.
To make the most of your tour of Albania, make sure to get in touch with one of our local experts, who will be able to take you away from tourist traps and spectacles and show you the real Armenia, whether you’re in search of activities, relaxation or education. Armenia was home to some of the earliest Christian civilizations, so you can imagine the range of beautiful sites and fascinating, picturesque ruins that can be found here. Around almost every corner is an amazing view, building, discovery or experience, and your local guide, being born and raised in Armenia, will know the very best hidden spots and experiences to take you off-the-beaten-track and into the trip of a lifetime. A holiday to Armenia will be one that you and your travel companions will remember for the rest of your life, so get in touch with one of our local agents to see what makes this hidden gem so unforgettable with your own eyes.
When it comes to choosing your next destination, Armenia is a great example of big things coming in small packages. Among its most popular sights and tourist attractions, the aptly nicknamed ‘Land of Churches’ offers a range of millenia-old temples, museums, cathedrals, basilicas, and monasteries, the likes of which you won’t find in such staggering numbers or set against more beautiful mountainous backdrops elsewhere. This makes a tour of Armenia an unbeatable choice for history fans or travellers interested in exploring religious sites, while its abundance of hiking trails, including the world-famous, white-tipped Mount Ararat which Armenia shares by Turkey, giving adventurers and walking enthusiasts a run for their money. So, to help you work out what to include in your tailor-made trip itinerary, here’s a short list of some of the best places to visit in Armenia:
Let's face it, there are so many things to do in Armenia that the hardest part is choosing between them all. Luckily, our hand-picked local agents know their destination like the back of their hand and will be able to show you the most incredible places in Armenia, from its best authentic restaurants to recommended accommodation and activities throughout your itinerary. Whether you're set on an outdoor family tour, a hiking excursion, a romantic escape, or a trip focusing on history, religion, and culture, here are some tried-and-tested experiences that we recommend you to try:
For the best tips, information, and inspiration to plan your holiday to Armenia, ask the experts: Evaneos' hand-picked local travel agencies based there. As well as providing unparalleled local knowledge including access to hidden gems and advice on how to avoid tourist-traps, they'll organise the trip of a lifetime for you based around your needs and interests.
Armenia is a year-round destination and your choice for when to visit will depend on what you want to do during your time there. The most popular time to visit is during the peak summer months of June through to August, with tourists flocking to enjoy the warm and dry weather. Expect to see more crowds and to book further in advance during these times to avoid disappointment. During June, the capital city plays host to the Yerevan International Film Festival, which is a great time to visit. Likewise, August sees an extreme sports festival held at Lake Sevan. The winter is usually cold and snowy throughout the majority of the country and especially in the mountains and higher ground. This means that from December to March the country becomes the ideal location for a winter ski trip, with several resorts to choose from.
Residents of the EU or the USA with a valid passport are allowed visa free entry to Armenia for 180 days over any year-long period, making it an easy place to travel for a holiday. For more useful information see Evaneos’ online advice or visit the embassy website for more specific circumstances.
In order to travel to Armenia, you will need to ensure that your routine vaccinations are up to date, however you may also want to get a vaccination against Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B and Rabies depending on where exactly you plan on travelling and what you plan on doing during your visit. Speak to your doctor or GP to make sure that you are able to travel safely.
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