Armenia

Armenia

Country profile

Armenia is history and heritage mingled with awesome landscapes and inhabited by friendly locals. Visit the cosmopolitan hub of Yerevan, Armenia’s capital city, before exploring the country’s vast collection of medieval monasteries. Outdoor pursuits are also a big draw, with scenic hiking trails, paragliding and ski resorts.

KEY INFORMATION
Capital: Yerevan 
Visa requirements: No visa required 
Time zone: GMT + 4 
Language: Armenian
Currency: Dram
Population: 2.93 million
Electricity: 220V and 50Hz 
Tipping policy: Between ten and 20 per cent is customary in cafés and restaurants 

AIRPORTS AND FLYING TIME FROM THE UK (DIRECT/NON-DIRECT)
Indirect flights to Yerevan (average flight time: 7h) depart from: Aberdeen, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Exeter, Glasgow, London Gatwick, London Heathrow, Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham, Southampton

TOP FIVE ATTRACTIONS
Geghard, a medieval monastery
Lake Sevan
Armenian Genocide Museum
Matenadaran, a museum of ancient manuscripts
Khor Virap, a monastery with scenic views

MAJOR EVENTS
Yerevan Jazz Day, April 30
Yerevan Wine Days, May 1-2
Vardavar Festival, July 19
Golden Apricot Yerevan International Film Festival, July 12-19
Taraz Festival, Date TBC

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