Super useful and totally free travel guides to Armenia

View of people in Tamanyan Park
Tamanyan Park

Why We Love Armenia – Armenia isn’t at the top of most travelers’ list, but that doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be. Being the birthplace of Christianity as an organized religion means you’ll find ancient monasteries and churches dotting the rugged landscape of Armenia. But fear not if you’re not the religious type: Armenia also lays partial claim (sharing it with Georgia) to being the birthplace of wine. It won’t be hard to find some quality vino, and you’ll need it to wash down all the incredibly delicious Armenian cuisine. We’re getting hungry just thinking about it. Ok, who is ready to explore Armenia? 

Best of Armenia

🏙️ Destinations

Aerial view of the city of Vanadzor in Armenia during summer
Vanadzor City, Armenia

Armenia is a relatively small country, but you’ll still find a surprising diversity of destinations in Armenia. Some of the more popular places to visit in Armenia include:

  • Yerevan
  • Gyumri
  • Vanadzor
  • Dilijan

✨ Things to Do

Whether you’re a foodie, a history buff, or an outdoor lover, you’re sure to find lots of interesting things to do in Armenia. Some of the country’s most popular attractions and activities include:

  • Garni Temple
  • Republic Square
  • Armenian Genocide Museum
  • Lake Sevan
  • Trying Armenian Food
  • Yerevan Cascade
The Armenian Genocide Museum and its eternal flame in Armenia
Armenian Genocide Museum

Armenia Travel Advice

🗓️ Best Time to Visit

Armenia experiences cold winters and hot, dry summers. Therefore, the best time to visit would be during the spring (May to June) and autumn (September to October) seasons when temperatures are much more comfortable for traveling around the country.

⚠️ Safety

Armenia is generally a very safe place to visit, despite the conflict with Azerbaijan over the Nagorno-Karabakh border as well as poor relations with Turkey. Due to these, do take note that the border between Armenia and these two countries are closed. As a reminder, always practice caution and common sense to avoid petty crimes. Additionally, do make sure to check the latest US State Department travel advisories for your destination.

🤓 Facts & Info

  • Population – 3 million
  • Capital – Yerevan
  • Currency – Armenian Dram ($1 = ~483.02 dram)
  • Language – English and Russian
  • Plugs – Type C or F, 230V / 50Hz.

💵 Budgeting & Money

In larger Nigerian cities and towns (especially in tourist areas), debit/credit cards are generally accepted. But do bring along some local cash with you for when you find yourself in places where cards are not accepted. Alternatively, a number of travelers prefer to use a prepaid card (with limited cash loaded on at any one time) instead to avoid any possible fraudulent incidents.

📰 Armenia Travel Guides

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