Introducing 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? 

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Language: You can get by with English while traveling in Armenia's capital, Yerevan. Once you're outside the city however, it's best to bring along a Russian phrasebook for easier communication.

Currency: Armenian Dram ($1 = ~483.02 dram).

Credit Cards & ATMs: Major establishments in the capital take debit/credit cards, but smaller-scale accommodations, tourist sites, and restaurants may only take cash. ATMs widely available in Yerevan.

Plugs: Type C or F, 230V / 50Hz. Bring this universal adapter

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.

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  • Yerevan
  • Gyumri
  • Vanadzor

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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.

Armenia Trivia and Facts

  • Armenia is one of the six ancient countries that have survived for thousands of years.
  • Did you know that chess is a compulsary subject in Armenian schools since 2011?
  • Yerevan is also known as the "Pink City" due to the rose-colored volcanic rocks that were used to construct the city's buildings.


September 6, 2019

What to Pack for Armenia


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Driving in Armenia

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