Although it may seem like an unlikely holiday destination, Armenia has overcome its turbulent past to become a modern and welcoming country with a lot to offer visitors willing to go the extra mile. This small and landlocked country straddles the line between Europe and Asia, and its culture reflects this unique geographic location. Although Armenia is not the most accessible country, there are several direct flights into Zvartnots International Airport. The tourism industry steadily grows as more and more visitors discover the varied cultural attractions of the towns and cities, and the peaceful simplicity of rural villages.
Many of the country’s cities, such as the capital of Yerevan, still maintain their Soviet-era facades. However don’t be fooled by first impressions, when you peel away the layers you’ll find much more than you anticipated. Yerevan has a chic European-inspired café culture along with a host of luxury hotels and fascinating cultural sites and lively nightlife. While in Yerevan be sure to visit the Yerevan Brandy Company, take a walk up the Cascade stairs and continue to Haghtanak Park and the Opera House. Art enthusiasts will enjoy a trip to the Sergei Paradjanov Museum and Vernissage art market.
Many visitors opt for a multi-day bus tour to reach all of Armenia’s top attractions. Highlights include ancient monasteries and fortresses, elaborate Orthodox churches, rustic wineries and a trip to the striking shores of Lake Sevan. Some of the most renowned religious sites include the monasteries of Shanahin, Haghpat and UNESCO sites of Geghard Monastery and Garni Temple.
Visitors can also enjoy a plethora of outdoor activities set in Armenia’s gorgeous landscape. You can hike the dramatic slopes of Mount Aragats, swim and sail in Lake Sevan and cycle your way through the countryside.
All in all, Armenia has a lot to offer travellers looking for a holiday off the beaten path. Visitors here are rewarded with a rich cultural experience and the warm hospitality of locals. When you pre-book your Armenia airport transfer with hoppa we ensure your holiday runs smoothly from start to finish.