Why visit Armenia?
How about a trip to a country that’s a jewel box filled with antiquities, where the locals smile and the food is delicious and cheap? Plan your visit to Armenia, a country chock full of history, deeply-held traditions, and natural wonders.
Must-sees in ArmeniaThere’s no shortage of ancient sites in Armenia. Be sure to see perhaps the oldest church in the world, the Etchmiadzin Cathedral; or jaunt out to Geghard, a medieval monastery carved out of a mountainside. The Temple of Garni is a must visit as the only Greco-Roman structure in Armenia. Or catch the 50 shades of blue at Lake Sevan, Armenia’s largest body of water.
Get a feel for the capital, Yerevan, in the expansive Republic Square, or under the towering “Mother Armenia” monument. Snap some selfies at the Yerevan Cascade before you visit the Cafesjian Center for the Arts. Check out the ruins of the Zvartnots Cathedral. Visit the Armenian Genocide Museum for a dark-yet-important history lesson.
What to eat in Armenia
If you’re hungry try Armenian staples like lavash, a delicious flatbread, dolmas (stuffed grape leaves), or a hearty meat stew called bozbash.