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Armenia Holidays

Sitting at the heart of the Caucasus, Armenia is located in one of the world's most important crossroads. Often desired and regularly conquered, it has a long unique history heavily influenced by neighbours Russia, Turkey and Iran. Deeply spiritual, this is a land of ancient monasteries, grand churches and fine forts all centred on the charming and cosmopolitan city of Yerevan. Framed by snow-capped Mount Ararat, spend a few days in the laid-back capital and explore the region surrounding the city with visits to the fortress of Amberd, Geghard Monastery and ancient Echmiadzin, headquarters of the Armenian Apostolic Church. Further afield drive to Goris and Lake Sevan – Khor Virap Monastery a particular highlight – or stay in Dilijan with its well preserved 19th century homes. Every holiday and tour to Armenia that we design is one-off, memorable and special.

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Places to visit in Armenia

Situated on the ancient trading routes, Armenia is a fascinating country to visit and one that has been influenced by various cultural traditions. Scattered across Armenia’s peaceful lands are Christian places of worship and crumbling religious relics, many in remote locations surrounded by beautiful scenery. Explore Yerevan’s grand Soviet-era architecture and European influences, visit Echmiadzin Cathedral and Tatev Monastery, an isolated UNESCO site, as well as Lake Sevan – the largest body of water in the country and overlooked by a medieval monastery. Soak up the Swiss-style landscapes of Dilijan or visit charming Dzoraget, a village in an idyllic riverside setting. Armenia can also easily be combined with neighbouring Georgia.

When to Visit armenia

Armenia has an unusual climate. It is located in the subtropical zone but this is only really evident in the southern part whereas in other regions the climate has more of a continental feel, with dry and sunny summers from June to September and temperatures ranging from 22°C to 36°C. Winters are cold and there is usually a lot of snow at higher altitudes with this staying on mountain peaks year round. Spring and autumn can be frosty and most rain falls between spring and early summer. In autumn the weather is mild and sunny and, with the amazing fall colours, is a beautiful time to visit.

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Essential Information

Capital: Yerevan

Main Language: Armenian

Time Zone: GMT + 4

Currency: Dram (AMD)

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Accommodation in Armenia

A small and friendly country with a developing tourist infrastructure, the best hotels in Armenia are found in the capital city of Yerevan. Even in Yerevan there are few true luxury properties with the most comfortable accommodation here comparable to a 4-star standard. Outside of the capital, hotels tend to be smaller, locally owned and more traditional in style but will be clean, comfortable and welcoming. In rural areas you should expect fewer hotel facilities and amenities.

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