Nestled in the picturesque foothills of Armenia’s Mt. Aragats, the town of Ashtarak is a gem waiting to be discovered by adventurous travelers. This charming town is a perfect blend of history, culture, and natural beauty, making it an ideal destination for anyone looking for a unique and unforgettable experience.
Ashtarak is a small town with a big personality. The town’s ancient architecture, including the historic churches, is a testament to its rich history dating back to the 4th century. The town is home to some of the oldest and most beautiful churches in Armenia, including the Karmravor Church and the Tsiranavor Church. These landmarks are a must-see for anyone interested in history and architecture.
Ashtarak is also known for its delicious cuisine, with traditional Armenian dishes such as lavash bread, khorovats (grilled meat), and dolma (stuffed grape leaves) being popular among locals and visitors alike.
For nature enthusiasts, Ashtarak offers plenty of opportunities to explore the great outdoors. The nearby Kasagh River and the hills surrounding the town provide stunning vistas and plenty of hiking trails. The town is also a popular starting point for treks up to the summit of Mt. Aragats, Armenia’s highest peak.
But what really sets Ashtarak apart is its welcoming and friendly locals. The town’s warm and hospitable atmosphere is infectious, making visitors feel right at home. The locals are always eager to share their culture and traditions, and visitors are often invited to participate in local events and festivals.
Overall, Ashtarak is a destination that offers something for everyone. Whether you’re a history buff, a foodie, or an outdoor enthusiast, this charming town will capture your heart and leave you with memories that will last a lifetime.



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