Armenia

LOCAL TIME:
UTC+4
LANGUAGE:
Armenian
FLIGHT TIME FROM UK:
6 to 8 Hrs
CURRENCY:
AMD

Armenia is a landlocked country located in the South Caucasus region of Eurasia. It is bordered by Georgia to the north, Azerbaijan to the east, Iran to the south, and Turkey to the west. The capital and largest city is Yerevan.

Armenia is known for its rich history and cultural heritage, with many ancient monuments and landmarks. The country is also known for its beautiful landscapes, including the stunning Mount Ararat, which is considered a national symbol.

The official language of Armenia is Armenian, which has its own unique script. The primary currency used in Armenia is the Armenian dram (AMD). The local time is Armenia Standard Time (AMT), which is 4 hours ahead of Coordinated Universal Time (UTC+4).

The main airport in Armenia is Zvartnots International Airport, located about 12 km west of Yerevan. The airport’s address is 0042, Armenia, Kotayk Province, Yerevan, Paruyr Sevak St, 0042.

The flight time from the UK to Yerevan will vary depending on the airline and the route taken, but it typically takes around 6-8 hours with a stopover.

Top Local Attractions

The Tatev Monastery

located in the southern part of Armenia, the Tatev Monastery is a historical and cultural landmark known for its stunning location atop a mountain plateau, overlooking the Vorotan River Gorge. The distinctive characteristic of this site is its unique architecture, which is a blend of Armenian and Byzantine styles, and its importance as a center of learning and spirituality.

Lake Sevan

situated in the central part of Armenia, Lake Sevan is the largest lake in the Caucasus region and one of the largest high-altitude freshwater lakes in the world. The distinctive characteristic of this site is its breathtaking natural beauty, surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting crystal-clear waters. Lake Sevan is a popular tourist destination for swimming, boating, and fishing.

Geghard Monastery

located in the Kotayk Province, Geghard Monastery is a medieval Armenian monastery carved out of a mountain cliff. The distinctive characteristic of this site is its unique architecture, which is a blend of Armenian and Hellenistic styles, and its significance as a center of Christian spirituality and pilgrimage. The monastery contains a number of important relics, including the spear that is believed to have pierced the side of Jesus Christ.
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