Last Updated on November 29, 2022 by Umer Mukhtar
You need to come to Armenia for chamber excursions, pilgrimages to ancient monasteries, multi-day tastings of wines, cognac, local dishes, as well as for inexpensive ski holidays in picturesque resorts.
Armenia is a destination for true connoisseurs, whose tourist happiness lies in contemplating the simple architecture of ancient temples and conquering impregnable mountain peaks. Also for those who wish to visit a country where they can experience genuine hospitality, delectable cuisine, and a sense of belonging since they are treated as best friends and speak their language.
You need a car rental in Armenia for chamber excursions, pilgrimages to ancient monasteries, multi-day tastings of wines, brandy, local dishes, as well as for inexpensive ski holidays in picturesque resorts.
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In Armenia, the tourist season begins in the fall – this is a great time for walking: it’s warm, there are a lot of fruits, and good prices. Excursions are best taken from May to June, when the heat has not yet begun. Ski holidays are from mid-November to April. However, the months of July and August are ideal for mountain climbing. The weather in Armenia is unique in its own way: temperatures in neighboring cities might change due to height differences. Furthermore, it may differ by 2-3 degrees in different parts of the city.
“Excursion” is the main tourist “bread” of Armenia. Literally behind every turn of the mountain road there is a picturesque gorge or a brisk rivulet, near which a temple, a fortress or an ancient monastery has been standing for several hundred years.
Almost all of them are Christian. The Etchmiadzin Cathedral, the Tatev Monastery, where you can “fly on the wings” of the cable car, and the new Cathedral of St. Gregory the Illuminator were built to honor this religion. The Khor Virap Monastery, which has an interesting history and stands against the backdrop of Ararat, the stunning Church of the Holy Mother of God of Katoghike, and a slew of other religious structures are well worth seeing.
Rest in winter.
Local ski resorts are rapidly gaining popularity. It is understandable: the infrastructure is new, the routes have not yet been “trampled” by a mass traveler, flying to Armenia is nothing at all, and skiing is at a completely European level.
The main skiing and snowboarding here is Tsaghkadzor. In its arsenal: cable cars and drag lifts, 30 km of slopes – from green to black at an altitude of 1966 to 2819 m, ample opportunities for freeride, high-quality hotel facilities.
Ski resorts are also growing in Sevan and Jermuk. However, because there are only a few trails here, physical recreation on them can be combined with mineral water intake (in Jermuk) or a “excursion” on Lake Sevan.
The only large body of water is Lake Sevan, located at an altitude of almost 2000 m above sea level. It is unusually beautiful, but rather cold. Its beaches are mostly sandy, but there are also pebbly areas. The entire infrastructure is concentrated mainly on the northern and northwestern shores.
Those who go on vacation in the style of “relaxation” should pay attention to the mountain climatic and balneological resorts of Armenia – Jermuk and Dilijan, which are famous for their mineral springs and sanatoriums.And if you happen to be here for a long-term, check out a month or more rental options at Enterprise and enjoy your stay in Armenia…
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