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Your full Wanderlust guide to travel in Armenia

At the crossroads of Asia and Europe, little-visited Armenia is worth getting off the beaten track for. Its long history and culture can be found in almost every part of the country from the many fortresses and churches scattered across the mountains to the local traditional carpet weavers and lacemakers. It can be tasted in its Eastern and Mediterranean cuisine and heard at its many festivals and musical performances. With so much to see, do and experience, we’ve put together this essential travel guide to help you plan your perfect adventure in Armenia…

Armenia's vital statistics

  • Capital city: Yerevan
  • Population: 2.958 million
  • Money: Armenian dram
  • Int dialing code: +374
  • Languages: Armenian
  • Visas: British Citizen passport holders can stay in Armenia without a visa up to 180 days per year.
  • Voltage: 230 V
  • Time: +4 GMT

When to go to Armenia

Autumn (in particular September and October) is when Armenia is at its driest and has comfortable temperatures, making it a great time to visit. The summers can get incredibly hot. While the winters are cold, it's a good time to visit the cities to avoid the crowds. Those keen to experience Armenia’s festivals should visit in June. 

 

Where to go in Armenia

Top travel tips for Armenia

  1. Be sure to explore Yerevan on foot - its a joy to walk in both the days and the evenings.
  2. Don’t miss the wine! According to the Bible, Noah planted a vine at the foot of Mount Ararat after the flood, starting the winemaking tradition that still continues in Armenia to this day.
  3. When visiting the monasteries, you need to dress modestly and women will sometimes need to wear a headscarf so much sure you pack one.

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