History of Arnenia is a long and rich journey which will show you courage and drama, joy and spirit of the land which, much like its mountain landscape, has had many ups and downs. Take your time to explore this country and get ready to move a lot, because its natural, architectural and cultural highlights are mostly located out of the cities inviting you into a crowd-free bliss.
Yerevan, the capital of Armenia, is on every first-time visitor’s must-see list. Start your journey there and see why this city is often called “Armenian Vatican”. There are so many gorgeous ancient churches and monasteries which stand testament to the fact that Yerevan is a religious centre not only on a local but on an international scale.
Other things to do in Armenia also suggest immersing into local traditions and culture. Everywhere you will meet incredibly friendly and intelligent people who will gladly introduce you to the regional cuisine and tell about their history and fabulous nature.
Armenia is choke-full of architectural masterpieces, so make sure your must-see list includes Tatev monastery, Holy Etchmiadzin, Garni and Geghard among many others.
If you visit Armenia in spring or summer, the best idea is to go on a hiking tour to Mount Ararat. The snow-blanketed peaks against the emerald-green meadows will inspire you to come back to this amazing country again and again.