Armenia is a wonderful country with beautiful nature, rich history, unique culture and beautiful traditions and customs. The tourist flow to Armenia is increasing every year, now this country is among the ten fastest growing tourist destinations in Europe. For Russian travelers, tours to Armenia have become more attractive and popular after the simplification of the passport and visa regime between the two countries. Russian tourists go to Armenia to:
– visit Yerevan (the capital of Armenia and one of the oldest cities in the world, which is often called the “Pink city” , as many buildings are built using the rock ” Pink tuff»);
Pink city Yerevan– relax and go skiing or snowboarding in the mountain resorts of Armenia (Jermuk, Dilijan, Tsaghkadzor, and other famous mountain resorts of Armenia);
The mountain resort of Tsaghkadzor in Armenia
– go Hiking in this ancient land to see the amazing natural and man-made attractions.
Hiking in Armenia
Hiking in Armenia
Hiking tourism is well developed in Armenia and continues to develop actively. Travelers can offer a lot of interesting and thoughtful routes to visit various attractions (mountains, gorges, lakes, ancient temples, fortresses, and so on). In addition to the usual hikes, there are quite interesting formats, such as” Hiking without backpacks”, during which you will go and enjoy the beauty of Armenia” light”, and your belongings and tents will be transported between Parking lots on SUVs.
Hiking without backpacks in Armenia
Hiking in Armenia is an opportunity to escape from the bustle of the city and enjoy the beauty of nature, clear your mind and think about the meaning of life.
Beauty Of Armenia
Interesting places in Armenia, which can be visited during hikes:
– Aragats mountain range,
– sevan lake,
– Karahunj (Zorats-karer) and many other interesting and beautiful places.
The massif of Aragats
The castle of Amberd in Armenia
Aragats mountain range is the fourth highest in the Armenian highlands and the highest in Armenia. The height of the top of the mountain range-about 4090 meters. It offers stunning panoramic views. Exploring the slopes of Aragats, you can find many ancient settlements and sanctuaries, for example, at an altitude of 2140 meters is the castle Amberd, built in the VII century.
Lake Sevan in Armenia
Sevan is the largest lake not only in Armenia, but also in the Caucasus. The lake is located at an altitude of about 1900 meters above sea level, and has a water surface area of about 1240 square meters. Lake Sevan, which is often called the Armenian sea, is an important fishing area of the country and the largest source of fresh water in the Caucasus. In 1978, Sevan national Park was established here.
Karahunj in Armenia
Karahunj (Zorats-karer) is an ancient megalithic complex located in the Syunik region of Armenia, three kilometers North of the city of Sisian. The complex consists of many large standing stones (over 200), some of which have round holes at the top. There is a hypothesis that Karahunj-the oldest Observatory in the world, which was built much earlier than the famous Stonehenge.
You can talk about different interesting sights of Armenia for a long time, but it is better to come to Armenia and see everything with your own eyes! OVERLAND tour operator will help you not only to see but also to “feel” Armenia.