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Cheap Flights to Armenia

The mountainous country of Armenia, officially the Republic of Armenia, is located in the South Caucasus region of Eurasia, in the north of Western Asia. It is bordered by Turkey to the west, Georgia to the north, the de facto independent Nagorno-Karabakh Republic and Azerbaijan to the east, and Iran and the Azerbaijani exclave of Nakhchivan to the south. Armenia is a unitary, multi-party, democratic nation-state with an ancient cultural heritage, and is the first state in the world to adopt Christianity as its official religion, becoming the first Christian nation. The country’s capital and largest city is Yerevan. The climate in Armenia is highland continental, with hot summers and cold winters.

 

What to see & do

As the first officially Christian country in the world, most of the major tourist attractions in Armenia are monasteries built on beautiful landscapes. With a long history as a ‘crossroads of the ancient world’, Armenia is populated with many fascinating archaeological sites from the Medieval, Iron Age, Bronze Age, and even the Stone Age, including churches and fortresses. Visit the National Art Gallery in the capital, Yerevan, to view over 16,000 works dating back to the Middle Ages. The gallery is also home to paintings of a number of European artists. Other notable collections of art can also be found in the Modern Art Museum, the Children’s Picture Gallery, and the Martiros Saryan Museum. After going on tours of archaeological sites and art exhibits, a nice place to relax in Armenia is Dilijan, a popular forest resort, also known as the “Little Switzerland” of Armenia. Those looking for spas can head to Jermukm which is famous for its mineral waters that come out at a very high temperature. For skiing, Tsaghkadzor is Armenia’s ski destination. The Bike Armenia Tour Route is a great way to explore Armenia by bike.

 

How to get around within Armenia

One of the best ways to get around in Armenia, especially from one tourist site to another, is by day tours throughout Yerevan. Tours vary from half- to ful- day trips. The available means of public transportation in Armenia are mini-buses and buses, which are inexpensive. The buses in each city in Armenia operate within the surrounding village, as well as connections to Yerevan. For longer trips, taxis are the best options as they can travel anywhere in the country. Most taxis do not have meters, so

negotiate a price first before starting the trip. There are also a number of car rental companies in Armenia. To appreciate the view while travelling, Soviet style trains are slower means of transport around the country. Trains in Armenia travel from Gyumri to Alaverdi and Georgia, or to Lake Sevan, all the way to the far side.

 

How to get there

The main airport of Armenia is the Zvartnots International Airport, 12 kilometres west of Yerevan. It serves as a hub for the national carrier Air Armenia (flights are currently suspended), and also handles scheduled flights operated by Aegean Airlines, Aeroflot, Air Arabia, Air France, Alitalia, Arkia Israel Airlines, Atlasjet, Austrian Airlines, Belavia, Czech Airlines, Donavia, Dniproavia, Etihad Airways, flydubai, Iran Aseman Airlines, Izhavia, LOT Polish Airlines, Mahan Air, Middle East Airlines, NonrdStar, Rossiya, RusLine, S7 Airlines, Saratov Airlines, SCAT, Transaero Airlines, Ukraine International Airlines, Ural Airlines, UTair Aviation, VIM Airlines, Vueling, and Yamal Airlines. The country can also be entered by train, bus, or car from Georgia, Turkey, Azerbaijan, or Iran.

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