You can taste traditional shish-kebab almost everywhere. If you want to be in touch with wild nature, you have to go to Mestia and Ushguli in Svaneti, Shatili and Mutso in Khevsureti, Kazbeghi in Khevi, Omalo in Tusheti, Borjomi in Samtskhe, Tobovarchkhili and Martvili canion in Samegrelo, lakes in Kakheti. This small town is home to the first Christian church, Echmiadzin Cathedral. It is a perfect place for those mountain climbers, who want to stay in shape because it is in the vicinity of Yerevan and, hence, easy accessible. Armenians use also many unusual herbs and greens in their cooking. Dilijan Dilijan is a town in northern Armenia.
The forest is believed to be home to animals including leopards, bears, wild goats and vipers and it is also thought that Shikahogh State Reserve has about 1,100 species of plants, although its fauna has not yet been fully explored. Taxi would normally cost around 0. Gyumri Gyumri, is an urban municipal community and the second largest city in Armenia, serving as the administrative centre of Shirak Province in the northwestern part of the country. We know how to do that — and we do that with passion and zest to ensure your most unforgettable adventure ever! Reduced to a small town by the early 20th century, it experienced large expansion during the Soviet period becoming, effectively, a suburb of Yerevan. Because of this mindset, Armenians are incredibly respectful of both people and property. Peaches and apples, pears and cherries, pomegranates and figs are delicious.
Mestia, the hub for trekking in the otherwise fantastic Svaneti area, is, as of 2012, nothing more than an ugly pile of rubble and construction waste as they are building large hotels. The easiest way to get to Armenia is by flying to Zvartnots International Airport, near Yerevan. In city the cost would be around 0. Georgian food is interesting, hearty, varied, and always served in copious portions. However, as of the 2011 census, the population of Jermuk was 5,572. Tours and excursions around Armenia will help you discover old monasteries and temples, that are harmonically associated with the beauty of local nature and landscapes.
The place might soon become a theme park, even though not more than six years ago it was a completely unspoilt but granted, dangerous and bandit-ridden area. There are nice apartments for a few months stay. In addition, the head office of the General Department of Civil Aviation of Armenia is at Zvartnots Airport. It offers an interesting trekking route, with its incredible views and high biodiversity during spring and summer. The village houses here have a terrace-like layout which makes the general plan of the settlement blend with nature. Travel to Armenia is full of these small surprises and acts of hospitality, which make a visit that much better. It is still commonly used colloquially and in official bureaucracy.
It has an incomparable taste and is considered the queen of Armenian fruits. Photo credits: Armen Gasparyan Hike to Smbataberd fortress and Tsakhats Kar Monastery Experience our next one-day hiking tour, which, except having breathtaking beauty, is very interesting. You can taste it yourself. You can also enjoy paragliding as well as cycling in Armenia. It has two cabins, each capable of carrying up to 25 passengers. The organisation is open to tourists.
We are sure that, with time, it will get the attention it deserves. I am surprised you did not find it easier to navigate around. The capital of Armenia has all the advantages of a modern capital city and boasts numerous historical attractions, together with a friendly atmosphere, which makes visitors feel at home. One of the most popular hiking trails is the one connecting Lake Parz to Lake Gosh. Beware of eating all the berries from the bushes on the trails, because the native bears might starve. The rocky peak of the mountain is extremely charming, and its slopes are sophisticated. Armenian language is the most spoken language.
These days, you can explore the undisturbed—no need to dodge the selfie-sticks and tour guides armed with umbrellas. In Armenia you can see an old church, an old church and an old church. You have to look slightly outside of the Opera, Cascade are to find the really good ones which cater also to locals. The town is being redeveloped to become a modern center of tourism and health services. Walking in Armenia becomes very mindful here because of its tranquil nature. Backpackers can enjoy the thrill of exploring the unbeaten tracks while luxury seekers may find that they do indeed have many choices as well. Particularly from Yerevan, you can enjoy an amazing view to Biblical Mount Ararat.
In this article, we are going to share our most popular hiking and trekking destinations in Armenia, where you can create unforgettable adventures. Our Armenia travel guide has collected everything you need in the links below to make the most of your trip. There are regular flights to Yerevan from Moscow and some cities in Europe. More by 5,500 years old leather shoe is oldest ever discovered An international team of archaeologists has discovered the world's oldest leather shoe. Restaurants, ranging from the luxury class to simple grills cater for all tastes. There are lots of cultural gems here to be harvested. The apartments are equipped with all necessities that will make you feel at home.
By the way , Good luck for your travels!!. Jermuk Jermuk, is a mountain spa town and the centre of the urban community of Jermuk in Vayots Dzor Province at the south of Armenia, at a road distance of 53 km east of the provincial capital Yeghegnadzor. The reserve also has a number of very beautiful waterfalls to enjoy. The Matenadaran library, housing thousands of ancient Greek and Armenian manuscripts, dominates its main avenue. Discover wild Armenia with us! The Republic of Armenia is popular for being the first nation to recruit Christianity as the religion of its citizens. This is one of the most famous sights in the city.
North of town, Haghartsin Monastery is a complex of stone churches. Spend like crazy, its absolutely vital to their economy. There are numerous monasteries, and in my humble opinion, the Armenian ones are cooler than their Georgian counterparts. Now, regular church services are held in this church. And as you mentioned, in the summer there are a ton of diasporans who speak native English, and most local university students will as well. Upstairs, on the observation deck, you will be able to enjoy the breathtaking view to Ararat and Mount Ararat. This is a volcanic mountain so you can see the huge crater, which is very impressive.