Why travel to Armenia? If this is a question readily on your mind, we offer 8 reasons why you should visit Armenia at least once in your life.
This small country is located right at the crossroads of Europe and Asia and suggests a variety of interesting places, which you won’t find anywhere else. This unique country is not only a crossroads of cultures but also has a wealth of spectacular landscapes.
Whether visitors are staying in Armenia for one day or one month, food is so delicious and various that visitors should never have to eat the same dish twice.
Dolma, Khorovats, Lavash, Armenian snickers (Churchkhela), is a very popular and favourite option for everyone.
One of the main reasons that visitors are a frequent traveller to Armenia, is because of the people. They are welcoming, friendly, proud, and with good cultural level.
Each visitor is impressed with the people hospitality during the trip to Armenia. Armenians love to show their hospitality to travellers and are often eager to invite them for a bottle of wine, shots of homemade vodka, or even for a whole dinner. It is very likely that after your trip you will get good friends.
Armenia has four major seasons, all of which are suitable for travel and enjoy.
Though there are pros and cons to each season, visitors are likely to never get cold even in winter because they are feeling the heat of the people and are able to enjoy the country’s sunshine during their visit.
In summer the capital Yerevan will see temperatures of up to 38 celsius. In winter the temperature falls below 25 celsius. But it’s worth remembering that it does snow in many parts of the country, especially higher up in the mountains. Tsaghkadzor, Jermuk is a good place to go skiing or snowboarding, with great infrastructure. So, this country is very comfortable for every season to explore.
The country is equipped with every type of nightlife activities that could possibly imagine. The capital of Yerevan is full of clubs, bars, pubs, and crazy parties where you can taste a delicious local beer or wine and other soft drinks. Many places are open all night long providing quality music.
The nature of Armenia, no words can describe it. I can’t do it either you have to find out by yourself. Despite its small size, nature in Armenia is very diverse. To the north, around places like Aragats or Ara, have the great mountains with their snow-capped peaks. Everywhere you will discover breathtaking views, bright and mystical sunsets.
Armenia has always been a budget-friendly destination. In Yerevan are many cheap hostels and daily rentals are available in other cities or villages where you can find comfortable rooms.
Firstly, if you do not have a host who can pick you up from the airport (Zvartnots International Airport), you can pay for local transport. Zvartnots International Airport offers a bus or taxi that vary from 0.20 USD to 4 USD. Local transport in the Yerevan cost about $ 0.20 (Bus, metro, minibuses (marshrutka).
Armenian monuments you can find around are surely impressive. Some of the best monuments in Armenia include fortresses (like the one in Amberd or Vorotnaberd) and castles as well as incredible churches like Noravank or Tatev Monastery.
You’ll find them everywhere. Colourful vegetables, fruits, meat, bread, anything and everything you could wish for. Very traditional and even if you don’t want to buy anything you have to visit the markets. It’s fun to walk around these markets and to check out all the things you’ll never find from your local market.
You can’t really find such cool individual markets anymore and this is what you like so much about Armenia, it’s just unique and very special.
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