Sevanavank Monastery with Lake Sevan

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Armenia, which was said to be site of the Garden of Eden, was the first country to adopt Christianity as the state religion. The exquisite monasteries integrate harmoniously with nature, presenting varied beauty. Here, you will see the Sevanavank Monastery with Lake Sevan as the background, the Haghartsin Monastery is covered by the forest and the Tatev Monastery stands on the cliff, all spectacular and attractive. In addition, you will also listen to the traditional duduk flute and taste the palatable local wine, which will offer you a chance to explore Armenia in depth.

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What to See in Armenia for First Time Travelers?

There are 3 attractions you shouldn’t miss when visit Armenia: Lake Sevan, Dilijan town and Garni Temple. As the biggest mountain lake in Mt. Caucasus, Lake Sevan is famous for the astonishing natural scenery. Every summer, both domestic and international visitors gather here to enjoy the refreshing wind, the dazzling sunshine, the white beach and the soft grassland. Besides, the churches around the lake are also worth a visit. Dilijan is a hot spring town in the Northern part of Armenia which is reputed as the “little Switzerland”. Its picturesque scene attracts a lot of artists to settle here. Garni Temple is the only preserved pagan temple in Armenia. In this place, you could get touch with a religion and culture totally different with Christianity. If your time permits, you could also visit Tatev Monastery and take the “Wings of Tatev” Ropeway to overlook Caucasus Mountain.
Garni Temple

Do I Need a Visa for Armenia Tour?

The visa policy is loose in Armenia. Citizens from 63 countries can stay up to 180 days without a visa, including America, Australia, Brazil, British, Germany, Italy, and etc. Citizens from 69 countries can apply an e-visa online before arrival or apply a visa upon arrival up to 21 -120 days, such as Canada, Mexico, Philippines...

When is the Best Time to Take Armenia Tours?

The terrain in Armenia is very complicated, with mountains, plains and plateaus. The climate varies in different areas, but Subtropical alpine climate is the dominate one. The average temperature in January is from -2°C (28°F) to 12°C (53°F), while in July from 24°C (75°F) to 26°C (78°F).

Spring (from March to May) and autumn (from September to November) are the best time to visit Armenia. In spring, the weather is mild and the plants revive. It is the most vital period in a year. However, it rains a little bit lot. In autumn, there are more sunny days. In this harvest season, fruits are ripe and leaves turn to yellow and red. No matter you are a foodie or a nature lover, all your needs can be satisfied. As for winter and summer, though they are comparatively less popular, there are still many seasonal activities you can join in, for example, skiing in winter and doing water sports on Lake Sevan in summer. You can find interesting things to do whenever you visit Armenia.

How to Get to and Travel Around Armenia?

There are 2 international airports in Armenia, Zvartnots International Airport in Yerevan (the capital) and Shirak International Airport in Gyumri. Most flights from European countries like French, German, Italy lands in Zvartnots International Airport, while Shirak International Airport is mainly for flights from Russia. The international trains also mainly depart from these two cities.

The domestic transportation heavily relies on bus. Nearly all the tourist cities can be reached by bus. For the spots far away from the city area, you could take a taxi or book a tour with us.

Are There Any Special Customs I Should Observe?

Armenia is a Catholic country. Therefore, please wear long pants and shirts when visiting churches. Besides, female visitors should use scarfs to cover their shoulders.

In addition, discussing political issues between Armenia and Azerbaijan or Turkey is considered inappropriate, so you are suggested not to get involved in such conversation.