Previously one of the states of the Soviet Union, Armenia is a landlocked mountainous country located between the continents of Asia and Europe. Armenia is known for its rich culture and centuries’ long heritage. As a matter of fact, back in the fourth century, Armenia had become the first known kingdom to officially convert its state religion to be Christianity in the history. As a result of that, Armenia has been always famous for the number of religious monuments and sites which its land house; there is a multitude of activities and things to do in Armenia and its historic sites.
It is almost impossible to find any of Armenia’s tour packages whose itinerary does include visiting the country’s ancient sites, churches, monasteries, and cathedrals.
When is the best time of the year to visit Armenia?
If you cannot decide which time is best for you to go and reserve one of Armenia’s tour packages, many travelers and globetrotters agree that the best season for tourism in Armenia is both the beginning and the ending of the summer season.
In particular, it is generally advised that you plan a trip to Armenia either in May and Early June or in September and late October. The reason why these seasons are recommended for is that they provide the best weather for vacations and experiencing the many things to do in Armenia.
On the other hand, the number of Armenia's tour packages which you can find in the winter can be relatively much lower than the summer because of how cold it gets there which is amplified by Armenia’s mountainous nature. If, however, you love snow and winter activities, that would be an advantage for you because the number of tourists visiting Armenia in the cold months are much lower than the summer.
What are the best things to do in Armenia?
Due to the multitude of things to do in Armenia, Tourists of almost all types and preferences find a great vacation spot there. To mention a few, the mountains offer a perfect spot for hiking and mountain-climbing lovers. It is even more perfect for tourists or travelers who love to explore historic sites and monuments. It is suitable for a vacation whether you intend to travel on your own, with friends, or with your family.
What are the must-visit cities of Armenia?
Usually, Armenia’s tour packages offer a stay in one of the several beautiful mountain resorts in Armenia outside the capital city where many of the ancient churches and monasteries are located including monasteries that date back to the medieval age such as Geghard monastery, Norvanak monastery, and Tatev Monastery, and even older monuments like the Temple of Garni which reflects the amazing Greek architecture and dates back to the first century.
This doesn’t mean that Yerevan, the capital city of Armenia, is not a major tourist attraction itself. Quite the contrary, Yerevan is considered the cultural and entertainment hub of Armenia. One of the reasons behind that is the fact that Yerevan is considered one of the safest 10 cities in the world, which made it a perfect place for entertainment and luxury tourism.