Mount Ararat view from Khor Virap
Ararat and turkish border
Roman temples - City of Garni
Geghard Monastery - 4th Century original site
The Armenian current alphabet
Ruins of Zvartnots Cathedral
Etchmiadzin Cathedral original site from 301 AD
Highlights: Gastronomy ★★★, Art / Museums ★, Historical sites ★★★★, Natural Beauty ★, Shopping 0 Sports/Adventure 0, Geographic extremes★★, Others; Religion Pilgrimage ★★★; Glamour 0,
When to go: Mid-seasons.
Where to go: The capital Yerevan, Khor Virap and the Mount Ararat , The Roman temple at Gani, Zvartnots and the Stone Church in Geghard.
Downside: Not yet well prepared for tourism. Poor roads and infrastrucure.
Our Experiences: Armenia was the world´s first Christian nation, adopting it as an official religion in the third century AD. It is also the easternmost frontier of the Roman empire. We came here tracing the early Christian history and to visit one of the oldest church building (not a simple cavern) ever found. The views to the biblical Mt. Ararat ( From Noah´s Arch ) on the Turkish border was very illustrative. The country has also a rich culture, including a unique alphabet and a particular gastronomy. There are very nice restaurants in Yerevan.
Hotels we love and recommend: Marriott ( Yerevan )