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Khor Virap Monastery

When you are thinking of going somewhere, you can hardly think of going to Armenia. But if someone or something tells you about it or you just want a place full of history, fresh air, delicious food and an amazing nature and all this for not a big budget, do not hesitate to go to Armenia!

What else do you need for a perfect holiday? Ah, ticket, and you’re here! By the way, there are direct flights from Dubai and Sharjah to Armenia, which are quite cheap.

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Here are some reasons why you should visit Armenia!

  • 1

    Try one of the tastiest cuisines in the world.

    Armenian cuisine is one of the oldest in Europe and the oldest in the South Caucasus. The dishes here are diverse and delicious thanks to the use of lots of spices, herbs, and wild flowers. In Armenia, and especially in Yerevan, there are many traditional restaurants offering a great choice of local dishes. To start with you can order spas, creamy and low-calorie soup, prepared from fermented Armenian yogurt (matsun). For the second, try Armenian kyufta (meatballs) or tolma (grape leaves stuffed with minced meat). Also make sure to try juicy barbecue or khorovats, as locals say. Its preparation is a real ritual in which, according to traditions, only men take part. As a snack, sample the white Armenian cheese and basturma (dried meat with spices). You can wrap this in lavash, Armenian national pita bread included in the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage list. For dessert, the best choice is the Armenian gata, a puff pastry that melts in your mouth.

    Armenian Food

  • 2

    Admire one of the most beautiful landscapes.

    Rich in breathtaking natural, historical and cultural landscapes, Armenia offers countless fascinating attractions to the curious and adventurous traveler. With many mountains, rivers and lush forests to enjoy and remote regions, forts and monasteries to discover, the country will never cease to impress.

    Lori Gorge, Armenia

  • 3

    Explore the first christian country in the world.

    Did you know that Armenia was the first country in the world that adopted Christianity as a state religion? It happened in 301 AD with the assistance of Gregory the Illuminator and Armenian king Trdat III. The country began the destruction of pagan temples and the construction of Christian churches. The very first was the Etchmiadzin Cathedral which became the first Christian cathedral in the world. You can see this magnificent creation in the town of Echmiadzin, the religious center of all Armenians. Today, religious monuments of Christianity can be seen everywhere throughout Armenia. Look out for their majestic medieval architecture, which, juxtaposed against the striking surrounding landscapes, create a spectacular sight. We also recommend paying a visit to the mysterious Monastery of Geghard, half-carved in the rock and over 800 years old. Alternatively, fly over the deep gorge to the Monastery of Tatev, a pearl of medieval Armenian architecture, or visit the prison where Gregory The Illuminator suffered at the Monastery of Khor Virap.

    Khor Virap Monastery, Armenia

  • 4

    Take the longest reversible aerial tramway in the world.

    You can get to the one of the most magnificent creations of medieval Armenian architecture, Tatev Monastery, by a ropeway, which happens to be the longest in the world (5,752 meters). Not one for those with a fear of heights, as you’ll find yourself walking at 320 meters above the picturesque gorge of the River Vorotan for 12 minutes. At the end of the journey, you’ll arrive at a unique monastery, built in the 9th-13th centuries.

    Wings of Tatev

  • 5

    Enjoy the great variety of fruits and vegetable, taste the most delicious water in the world.

    Due to the favorable climate and the warm rays of the sun, the Armenian land provides a huge amount of juicy fruits and healthy vegetables for its residents. Every year in the summer and autumn the shop shelves are crammed with a variety of fruits, berries, and vegetables. When you visit, make sure to try the famous golden Armenian apricot, which absorbs the bright rays of Armenian sun every year and is guaranteed to please due to its gentle taste and aroma. Only in Armenia can you enjoy this delicious prunus armeniaca.

    Rima and Bee

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