Travel to Armenia

Armenia, a small but culturally rich country in the South Caucasus, is a hidden gem waiting to be discovered. From the bustling capital city of Yerevan to the tranquil countryside, Armenia offers a unique and unforgettable travel experience that will leave you with lasting memories.

The moment you step foot in Armenia, you will be greeted with warm smiles and hospitality that is characteristic of the Armenian people. The locals are proud of their country’s rich history and culture, and they are eager to share it with visitors.

Visas for Armenia

Visitors to Armenia may require a visa depending on their country of origin. Citizens of some countries, including EU countries, Russia, Georgia, Ukraine e.c. (actual list of no visa countries), do not require a visa for short stays. You can check actual visa requirements here.

If your country is not in list free visa states –  visa application process for Armenia is relatively straightforward. Visitors can apply for an electronic visa online through the Armenian Ministry of Foreign Affairs website. The visa fee is $7 up to 21 days of stay for a single entry visa and $34 up to 120 days of stay. The processing time is typically 3 business days, but expedited processing is available for an additional fee.

Getting to Armenia

The easiest way to get to Armenia is by air. The country’s main international airport, Zvartnots International Airport, is located just 12 kilometers west of the capital city, Yerevan. Many major airlines offer flights to Armenia, including Aeroflot, Air France, Lufthansa, Emirates, Fly dubai and Qatar Airways. Armenia is becoming an increasingly popular tourist destination, and as a result, several low-cost airlines have begun offering flights to the country. Wizz Air is one of such airlines that offer affordable flights to Yerevan, the capital of Armenia. Wizz Air, a Hungarian airline, offers flights to Yerevan from Vienna,  Warsaw, Roma, Dortmund e. c.. 

If you prefer to travel by land, Armenia is also accessible from its neighboring countries, Georgia and Iran, by bus or train.

Where to Stay

Yerevan, the capital city of Armenia, offers a variety of accommodation options for travelers of all budgets. From luxury hotels to cozy guesthouses, there is something for everyone in Yerevan.

In Yerevan you can find some world chain hotels such as Marriott, Radisson Blu, Hilton, Ramada, Best Western, Holiday Inn, The Alexander, a Luxury Collection Hotel. These hotels offer top-notch amenities, including spas, swimming pools, and fine dining restaurants.Tufenkian Heritage Hotels a chain of world-class hotels that would introduce the full scope of Armenia’s grandeur to the world.

For budget-conscious travelers, there are many boutique hotels, hostels and guesthouses in Yerevan that offer affordable accommodations.Or you can book just a comfortable apartment in the city center.

Outside of Yerevan, there are also many charming bed and breakfasts and guesthouses that offer a more authentic experience of Armenian hospitality. 

Things to do

Armenia is home to numerous historic and cultural sites, each with its own unique story to tell. Here are a few of the must-see sights in Armenia:

The City of Yerevan: Yerevan is the beating heart of Armenia, offering visitors a chance to explore the country’s rich history and culture. Enjoy the charming energy of the City by walking in the center. Visit the iconic Cascade complex, and soak up the local culture at the Vernissage flea market. Explore Matenadaran manuscript museum institution, Parajanov home museum, Martiros Saryan home museum, History museum and National gallery. 

The Monastery of Geghard: This 13th-century monastery carved into the side of a mountain is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Armenia’s most impressive sights. The intricate carvings and stunning architecture make it a must-visit for any traveler to Armenia.

Lake Sevan: Known as the “blue pearl” of Armenia, Lake Sevan is the largest lake in the Caucasus region. Relax on the beach, hike the surrounding mountains, or explore the historic Sevanavank Monastery.

The Tatev Monastery: This 9th-century monastery perched on a cliff overlooking the Vorotan River Gorge is a stunning example of Armenian medieval architecture. Take the world’s longest reversible cable car to reach the monastery and enjoy breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape.

Khor Virap Monastery: This 17th-century monastery located near the Turkish border is famous for its views of Mount Ararat, the national symbol of Armenia. It is also the site where Saint Gregory the Illuminator, the patron saint of Armenia, was imprisoned for 13 years.

Noravank Monastery: This 13th-century monastery located in a picturesque valley and one of the most photographed sites in Armenia. The intricate carvings and stunning red rock formations make it a must-visit for any traveler to Armenia.

For nature and adventure lovers Tavush and Lori regions are the best. Here is stunning landscapes and forests, Historical places and ancient monasteries in middle of nowhere, whare taking hiking tracks. Zipline, Rafting or horse riding? no problem – everything that you can find here. 

As you travel through Armenia, you will be struck by the resilience and strength of its people. Despite a long history of conflict and hardship, the Armenian people have persevered and continued to create a vibrant and dynamic culture that is uniquely their own. From the traditional music and dance to the delicious cuisine, there is something for everyone in Armenia.

Armenia may be a small country, but it is full of rich history, stunning landscapes, and friendly people. Whether you’re exploring the bustling streets of Yerevan or wandering the tranquil countryside, Armenia offers a unique and unforgettable travel experience. With affordable flights from low-cost airlines, and a simple visa application process, Armenia is an accessible and affordable destination for travelers of all budgets. Book your trip to Armenia today and experience the magic for yourself.

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