Armenia is located at the crossroads of Europe and Asia and in an ancient country. Armenia is popular for its 3,500-year-old rich history, culture and many breathe-taking landscapes. An increasing number of tourists opt to go on Armenian tours to discover the wondrous land on offer. A chance to immerse themselves in decades of traditions and customs, scenery, vibrant history and meet local people is one not to be missed.
Yerevan's beautiful architecture is its key attraction. According to the cuneiform, a system of writing first developed by the ancient Sumerians of Mesopotamia c. 3500-3000 BCE, Yerevan was built in 782 BC, meaning that it's older than Rome! If you choose to visit Yerevan, then ensure that you visit the restaurants, gorgeous parks, quirky cafés and incredible architecture. The Republic Square is at the heart of the capital and was creatively designed in 1924 by Alexander Tamanyan.
Sevan is located 66 km northeast of Yerevan is a very commonly visited town in Armenia; it is well known for beautiful Lake Sevan. Many locals and tourists enjoy the lake during the summer months. The lake is often referred to as 'the pearl of Armenian nature' for its beauty and is one of the highest lakes in the world. Visitors can take a cruise on a yacht, enjoy a tasty BBQ or simply lay back and enjoy the view. Sevan is well known for delicious fish, a visit to a local café or restaurant is a must.
Next on this must-see places is Selim Pass, one of the most original stunning locations in Armenia. Once upon a time, the pass was connected to the famous Silk Road that connected the Far East and Europe. A resting spot for the merchants on Silk Road can still be seen today.
Anyone looking to enjoy a luxurious spa must visit Jermuk, a place popular for its genius healing mineral waters and mild weather. There are over 40 thermal springs in the town! If you visit the Gallery of Water, you can taste some of the healing mineral waters without paying a charge. Jermuk Waterfall is also a lovely sight, which is the second largest waterfall in Armenia.
The old village of Khndzoresk has always been a favorite place for tourists. There are huge caves located all around the area. People lived in the caves up until the 1950's. In more recent times, a bridge was built to connect the two parts of the village. Everything seems to freeze when you enter Khndzoresk, and the views from the bridge will leave you speechless.
Lastly, you cannot visit Armenia without going to see the symphony of stones. Situated in the Kotayk is the stunning canyon, Garni. If you view the canyon from a distance, the cliffs look like a giant organ!
Armenia is a bustling country with many rich and diverse sights to enjoy and discover. To make the most of your time, ensure that you visit as many of the places above as possible. The best way to do this is by renting a car or making use of an experienced guide. Prices are relatively cheap and will enable you to see more sights if you are pushed for time.