Feel like taking a trip to Armenia but are still not quite sure? Here are 5 good reasons to choose this still little known destination.
Armenia is one of the oldest countries in the world! In existence since antiquity, Armenian culture was forged under the influence of the different powers (Persian, Greek, Roman, Arab, Byzantine, Turkish...) that over the centuries, exerted a more or less long dominion on the region. Other specificity: Armenia is the world's first Christian country. The Christian religion became the state religion as early as the 4th century AD, which has deeply affected the country's identity.
This history which is both rich and ancient is palpable all throughout the country. It rises to the fore at the top of a plateau on the Greek site of Garni, in the middle of a plain opposite mount Ararat in the form of the monastic complex of Kor Virap, or again at the turn of a street in Yerevan in between Soviet buildings and the city's blue mosque.
Discover all our travel ideas for a trip in Armenia.
Travel tips from our local agencies in Armenia.
Top places to discover.
Your passport must be valid for a minimum of six months after the date of your entry to Armenia, and you don't need a visa for a stay of up to 90 days. The customs formalities are much easier nowadays.
The international dialling code for Armenia is +374.
If you want to connect to the internet there are lots of cybercafes in the capital. Hotels often have a wifi zone, with computers available, but it is rarely available in the rooms.
Embassy of the United Kingdom in Armenia:
34 Marshal Baghramyan Ave, Yerevan 0019
Tel: 00 374 10 264301
European Medical Centre:
Erevan, 3/1 av. Vasken Sarksian,
Tel: 00 374 10 54 00 03 or 05 40 or 09 40.