Armenia lies at the crux of Western Asia and Eastern Europe in the Caucasus Mountain Range, straddling the continents. With a history that dates back thousands of years, the country has gathered a rich history and culture that is apparent in the architecture, monuments, and society today. The capital city, Yerevan, still known as the Pink City, offers a metropolitan experience of architectural and historical sightseeing. The beautiful landscape of Lake Sevan, many of the best views from the monastery, tenders a brilliant immersion of nature and history in one awe inspiring excursion in the countryside of the Republic of Armenia.
Extending into the past, the history of the Republic of Armenia stretches across over 3,000 years, when it was part of the Armenian Highlands of Anatolia. In 301 AD, Armenia became the first country to adopt Christianity as the national religion; thousands of monasteries and churches are spread out across the beauteous landscape of the country, which are a great source of tourism attraction, not only for the historic value and architectural appeal but also for the gorgeous locations. For a variety of reasons, such as location, wealth, and religious views, Armenia became a target for much turmoil, being snatched from hand to hand, between the surrounding powerhouse nations, including Russia and Turkey, the Armenian Genocide and Karabakh Conflict being two of the most notable disputes with lingering tension and controversy.
As the capital of the Republic of Armenia, Yerevan has become the largest Armenian community on the planet with over one million people. Because of the color of the buildings as well as the colorful young population, the city became known as the Pink City, even before Armenia gained independence from the Soviet Union. Many of the interesting attractions of Yerevan include historical architecture, modern and contemporary from the Soviet reconstruction, parks, monuments, museums, cathedrals and monasteries, and more.
A popular destination in Armenia during the summer months, the Lake Sevan region is considerably cooler than the rest of the country with an elevation of 2,000 meters. Peak travel season covers July and August, when the weather is warm enough to enjoy the pristine waters and beaches of the lake. Additionally, vacationers will have the opportunity to enjoy a variety of resorts, restaurants, gorgeous landscapes, and activities, such as wind surfing, swimming, biking, and hiking. One of the main attractions at Lake Sevan is the peninsula, which was once an island before Stalin had a large volume of water drained out of the lake. On the top of the hill of the peninsula is the Sevanavank Monastery
Armenia Hotels & Lodging
Across the country, a variety of accommodations offer comfortable rooms and amenities, from bed and breakfasts and hostels to retreats and hotels. Lake Sevan provides a selection of lodgings, each one growing more historical and cultural towards the southern end of the lake. Each region of the country extends a unique landscape, architectural wonders, and social history, enhancing every vacation experience in the country.