Armenia is a country of inactive volcanos, deserts, forests, fountains, deep canyons, narrow valleys, 200 flowing rivers, and a large lake.
Situated in the Caucasian Mountains, Armenia is the perfect place for vacations, with nature hikes, beautiful landscapes, an abundance of historical sites, and museums exhibiting local art.
Armenia was the first country in the world to adopt Christianity as the official religion in 303 CE, and the Armenian church is one of the oldest churches in the world with representation in many countries, including Israel.
Armenia has many famous sites worth visiting, such as the old city of Yerevan, from where one can see the Ararat mountain, a snow-capped peak where Noah’s ark ended its voyage, now in Turkish territory. The Sevan Lake is the largest body of water in Armenia and one of the largest mountain lakes in the world. It is a prime vacation and tourism attraction. Aragatsotn province is home to an ancient inactive volcano 4090 meters high, which has served as an inspiration to many of Armenian artists.
Geghard Monastery is one of the prettiest monasteries in Armenia. It was carved into a rock in 1225, and contains a spring of healing water and several impressive burial sites carved into the rock. Goats and pigeons are sacrificed at the site as a remnant of an old pagan custom. During the First World War, the Ottoman Empire tried to extinguish the Armenian people. The term “Armenian Holocaust” includes suffering, horrible massacres, mass expulsion, and more than a million casualties. The building itself is impressive, with a large monument that has an eternal fire, background music, and trees planted by the different world leaders that have visited the place.
A cultural, economic and political center city on a constant vacation
And the capital city of Armenia
The city center is characterized by beautiful Russian architecture from the 19-century
Green parks and squares paved with stone.
Best season to visit-
Armenia is dry most of the year, and is characterized by extreme summers and harsh winters. In winter between November to March, temperatures can drop to minus 10 degrees. In summer, during June, July and August, temperatures can reach 40 degrees. In Spring, between March to May, the mountains are covered with flower blossoms.
In Autumn, between the end of September to beginning of November, the days are long and warm, and the weather is more pleasant. In Sevan Lake, North Armenia, summer is shorter, lasting from the end of June until September.
Independence: Armenia was previously part of the Soviet Union until it gained its independence on September 21, 1991.
Coordinated universal time: UTC + 4
International dialing code: +374
Electrical power – 220V, 50 HZ
Georgia and Azerbaijan to the North and East
Turkey and Iran to the North and East
English – many of the citizens speak English, which is very helpful for tourists.
Orthodox Christianity: 98%
Other religions: 2%