Why visit Armenia
Landlocked Armenia is brimming with attractions, enough to fill a person’s bucket list without looking outside the country. Don’t miss these essential experiences.
- Its mountain landscapes are spectacular and with over 90% of the country comprising hills and mountains you’ll be spoilt for choice.
- Marvel at the ancient manuscripts in Yerevan’s Matenadaran.
- Visit Armenia’s UNESCO-listed monasteries and churches at Haghpat, Sanahin, Geghard and Echmiatsin.
- Head to Dilijan National Park to hike in the Alpine meadows which give the area its nickname of “Little Switzerland”.
- Hike in the footsteps of St Gregory on the slopes of Mount Aragats, the country’s highest peak and a dormant volcano to boot.
- Armenia might not have a coastline but the beaches around its biggest body of water, Lake Sevan, more than compensate.
- Chow down on Khash, said by locals to be the best cure for a hangover if you’ve overdone the cognac the night before.