Armenia

Known for being the first Christian country in the world, Armenia has a cultural history like no other. Although it’s a small country, there is plenty to see and do no matter what your interests are. The capital city of Yerevan has Soviet-era influences and is filled with ancient architecture. Quaint cafés, lively parks, and authentic Armenian restaurants can be found at every turn.

Situated in the Caucasus Mountain region, Armenia has a lot of land that remains untouched. When you’re ready to get away from city life, head over to Lake Sevan or Mount Ararat to enjoy stunning views of Armenia’s natural beauty. Its valleys, canyons, caves, forests, and mountains are sure to take your breath away. As you interact with the friendly locals, shop in the local markets, and gaze upon the impressive statues around the country, you’ll realize just how special this place is.

Destination highlights

  • Armenians are among the friendliest people in the world
  • You can eat fresh, organic food; you will come back healthy!
  • It’s a hotbed of history
  • You can enjoy the view of Mount Ararat
  • It is a safe destination
  • The landscapes are breathtaking

Activities to do

  • Wander around Yerevan
  • Climb the Cascade to see the city’s monument
  • Witness the Genocide Memorial Complex in Yerevan
  • Visit Lake Sevan and take a dip in the inverted sky
  • Stroll the Historic Streets of Dilijan
  • Visit Geghard, Garni, and Khor Virap
  • Fly in The Wings of Tatev and Visit the Tatev Monastery
  • Enjoy the view of Mount Ararat from Khor Virap
  • Discover Karahunj Observatory, aka Zorats Karer

Country details

  • Location: Southwestern Asia
  • Language: Armenian, English, Assyrian, Greek, Russian, Kurdish
  • Currency: Armenian Dram (AMD)
  • Cuisine: Influences from the European and Levantine cuisines
  • Airport: Zvartnots International Airport, Yerevan
  • Flight Duration: 3.5 hours from Dubai

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