Armenia is a great place during all four seasons, but its real beauty shines during the summer months.
During summer in Armenia, everything looks brighter, cheerier and more appealing. The shops are open all hours and packed with delicious fresh fruits and vegetables.
For those who make the right choice to travel to Armenia, there are some activities that you should aim to do to ensure that you have a memorable holiday.
Firstly, connect with the spiritual heritage of the beautiful country. Armenia is blessed with many old religious locations, as well as lots of monasteries and churches. Armenia was the very first country to employ Christianity as a state religion. It's worth taking some time to have a look at the holy places that the country has to offer.
If you're short on time and need to narrow down the list of sacred sites to visit, then choose Echmiadzin. It's a lovely town that is home to the first Christian church in the world known as Echmiadzin Cathedral. The sacred building was built in 301.
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Aside from the historical holy sites to see, many people now visit Armenia with the hope of improving their health. Many tourists arrive in search of undergoing heart surgery, dentistry or plastic surgery. While prices for such services are particularly low in Armenia, the quality remains high, attracting many visitors.
There are many excellent health resorts. Jermuk resort is highly recommended for its mineral waters. The special waters are used to heal a vast amount of diseases of the nervous system, metabolic disorders and the digestive system to name but a few.
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Armenia is also a perfect place to enjoy active holidays. Lake Seven is a place that you must visit if you want to try diving, windsurfing or take a ride on a yacht.
In addition to water sports, paragliding is another option available not far from the resort of Akhmamar. For those that are into hiking and trekking, then Mountain Aragats is a great challenge, as are the Lastiver caves and Dilijan National Park.
A visit to Armenia isn't complete without indulging in the tasty fruits and vegetables. During the summer is a particularly good time to ensure that you get enough vitamins in your diet. Armenia boasts a variety of fruit and vegetables; the golden apricot is famous. Beautiful jams and tasty dried fruits can also be found in every street market, and the prices are relatively low.
Lastly, don't forget to save some time to take a stroll around night Yerevan. Although it is quite hot in the summer, so the place isn't bustling with people. The best time to take a walk is during the evening when it's cooler, and the city comes alive. There is a broad range of cafes and restaurants to choose from. Around 9 pm the famous singing fountains start. The show is eye-catching and a lovely pastime. Make sure that you stay until the end to enjoy their rendition of "Eternal love". It's a fascinating thing to watch and is quite the romantic spot too! Regardless of what you're looking for, it's likely that Armenia can offer it to you.