Armenia is a relatively small country. Armenia is a country where ancient cultural heritage is in sync with exceptional natural beauties. Many people choose to visit Armenia every year to enjoy the incredible landscapes. If you want to imagine what Armenian landscapes look like, think crystal blue waters, bustling waterfalls, mountains, scenic gorges and unforgettable sunsets. Sounds perfect, doesn't it? Armenia is also full of rich history. Armenia was the first country to embrace Christianity as a state religion; in fact, it is the oldest Christian country. There are currently more than 4,000 religious monuments related to Christianity around the country. Each monument is unique in its only particular way. Without a doubt, there is a lot to keep anyone occupied for a small nation. I've managed to narrow down four areas that you must see if you visit Armenia.
First on the list is Dilijan, a truly stunning town of Armenia. Dilijan is popular with both locals and tourists. People visit to enjoy the fresh air and simply relax. There are many hotels and lovely cottages in the town, surrounded by National Reserve, which was made for the protection of oak and pine forests. If you have a car, take a short drive along to Lake Parz, which is attached to the reserve. The view is stunning, and you can follow a path through the forest, which leads to Gosh village. It requires a little hike, but worth the view.
Next on the list is Jermuk, which is not only famous for its beauty. Mineral waters that are used to treat many diseases can be found in Jermuk. The Arpa River runs in the middle of the city, dividing it in half. You can also see a breath-taking waterfall. The waterfall is one of the grandest sights to see in Armenia; it is the second largest waterfall in Armenia at 68 meters. There is also an unusual rock formation, which looks like a set of giant steps that rise to the top of the waterfall. The monument is known as "Stairway to Heaven."
Visiting Mount Aragats is a must if you enjoy tough trekking or hiking. Mount Aragats is an extinct volcano. It is also the highest point of Armenia at 4,090 meters high. The Alpine meadows are swarmed full of beautiful flowers. It's true that the hike is slightly vigorous but worth it! Before attempting the hike, you should always research beforehand to find out about the varying temperatures.
Lastly, is Lake Sevan, one of the biggest freshwater lakes in the whole world. Due to its size, some people refer to it is the "Armenian Sea". It's also known as "The Pearl of Armenia" due to its pure beauty. The surrounding landscapes will blow your mind. The monastery of Sevanavank can be found on the seventh peninsula, which is another religious monument. Both locals and tourists commonly visit the place during the summer months. From surfing, taking a ride on yachts to camping, there is plenty to do and see. If a summer getaway isn't for you, then the winter is equally as entertaining with skiing opportunities available.