ARMENIA TRAVEL GUIDE
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?
Plan Your Trip to Armenia:
NEED TO KNOW
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.
Book Your Armenia Accommodation
TOP ARMENIA DESTINATIONS
Disclosure: If you make a purchase through any of the links on this travel guide for Armenia, we may receive a commission at no extra cost to you. Thanks for your support!
WHEN TO VISIT ARMENIA
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 TRAVEL ARTICLES
September 6, 2019
What to Pack for Armenia
ARE YOU PROTECTED FOR ARMENIA?
When travel goes wrong, travel insurance can protect you. Buy it now before you forgot. Click the button below to use our favorite site for comparing policies:
Book Your Armenia