Armenia is one of the earliest Christian civilizations and a former Soviet republic. The country is known for its many religious and pilgrimage sites such as the Greco-Roman Temple of Garni, the Khor Virap Monastery near Mount Ararat and the 4th-century Etchmiadzin Cathedral. Lake Sevan is also a famous tourist attraction, boasting beach resorts known for windsurfing, jet-skiing, and sailing.
An Armenia tour package would be incomplete without visiting the capital city of Yerevan, having historically important attractions like the Matenadaran museum. This is also a place known for its street markets and buzzing night clubs. Armenia is also home to the world’s longest reversible cableway, the “Wings Of Tatev” aerial tramway.
One of the must-do activities in Armenia is the hot-air ballooning in Yerevan, giving a spectacular scenery and unique experience to explorers. Other activities to try out while holidaying in Armenia are
In spite of being comparatively small geographically, Armenia is home to quite a distinct fauna and flora. Some of the must-see tourist spots that are staples on every Armenia holiday package are;
Armenia tours will also give you the chance to taste Armenian cuisine that has endured the past two millennia, covering a plethora of mouthwatering delicacies savored along with inviting spirits and toasts. Be it a full dinner at a decent restaurant, a rich aromatic coffee at a street cafe or the orchard-fresh local fruits and berries at the markets, Armenia offers a treat for every foodie.
Armenians have been passing recipes from generation to generation and take pride treasuring them as guarded family secrets. Fresh as well as dried herbs go in many of the signature Armenian dishes. The clay kitchenware and furnaces used by Armenians add a distinct authentic flavor to their cuisine. Delicacies vary from meat-based dishes to vegetable-based ones. Thanks to the abundance and quality of fresh ingredients, Armenian cuisine is quite fitting for vegans and the lactose intolerant.
Armenian spirits and beverages have tremendous cultural and historical significance. You must try the authentic Armenian cognac and Armenian vodka known as Oghi. The geographical conditions of Armenia are ideal for winemaking and cognac production and Armenians grow six varieties of grape. Armenian cognac is globally renowned and is considered one of the best, both quality and taste wise. On the non-alcoholic front, Armenian coffee is also traditionally famous for its flavor and you should make it a point to include trying it in your Armenia trips calendar.