In everyday life, there are no dress codes in Armenia. However, if you enter a church or monastery, please note that men should wear long pants and women should cover their knees and shoulders. Such garments, e.g. a cloth that you tie up, you can borrow in most churches for free.
Although meat is often eaten in Armenia, vegetarians will also get their culinary desires fulfilled. In addition to bulgur made from wheat, eggplant, yoghurt and bread are some of the staple foods. Below is a list of vegetarian specialties:
- Various soups, mostly based on tomatoes, a mixture of eggs and lemon or yogurt
- Matsunapur (soup with bulgur balls)
- Salad of pickled vegetables and lemons
- Itsch (Bulgur salad)
- Spas (an interesting and original soup)
- Zhengyalov hats (a thin cake that is filled with 21 kinds of herbs and vegetable oil)
- Lavash (the delicious Armenian bread that is even on the UNESCO World Heritage List)
- Gata (an Armenian pastry reminiscent of a puff pastry biscuit with a sweet filling)
- Ghapama (rice with fruits and spices is served in a hollowed-out pumpkin)
People from the United Kingdom and from the United States of America don't need a visa for Armenia.
Armenia has very liberal entry conditions. Citizens of the following countries can enter Armenia without a visa:
- Czech Republic
- Russian Federation
- United Kingdom
- United States of America
All information without guarantee. Before you book your trip, please check with your embassy or consulate about the currently valid visa regulations for Armenia.
The language in Armenia is Armenian. Although the language represents a branch of the Indo-European languages (English, German, Russian, Persian), you will understand nothing.
Besides Armenian, Russian is the most widely used language in the country. 94% of the population have at least basic knowledge of this language. But as in many other countries of the world there is now a certain trend towards English as a first foreign language. And so, the younger people usually speak good English, especially in the cities.
The main religion of Armenia is Christianity:
- 94% Christian
- 6% Yazidi, Sunni
The fact that Armenia has never been beaten by the threats of the Muslim countries that surround the country during its history attests to its pride.
Armenia is lin the time zone UTC+4, which means that the local time is +4 hours compared with the Universal Time. Armenia is in the same time zone as Azerbaijan, Georgia, the United Arab Emirates and Oman.
Armenia does not utilize daylight saving time. It was disestablished after 30 years in 2011.
Armenia is located in South Caucasus, enclosed by Turkey (in the west), Iran (in the south), Azerbaijan (in the east) and Georgie (in the north). Depending on which geographical definition, Armenia belongs to Europe or to Asia. From a cultura. point of view, Armenia is a European country and not an Asian one.
The national borders of Armenia:
- Azerbaijan: 787 km (556 km with Aserbaidschan and the debatable territory Nagorno-Karabakh as well as 221 km with the Azeri enclave Nakhchivan.
- Turkey: 311 km
- Georgia: 219 km
- Iran: 44 km
Armenia is a midland which doesn't have any seashore.
Spectacular mountain landscapes, ancient sacred buildings, an eventful history and open-hearted people: The native land of the apricot is looking forward to seeing you.
Travel to Armenia
In addition to the breathtaking nature, there is a very diverse culture in Armenia. Like no other country in the Caucasus, Armenia lies exactly in the geographical, political and cultural melting pot between Europe and Asia - between Christianity and Islam. That Armenia was the first country in the world to make Christianity the state religion, and that is something you can see and feel. The Armenian Apostolic Church plays a central role in the identity of the Armenian people.
Whereas in the past only special folklore groups were still dancing the traditional dances, today a trend can be observed in which even young women and men are dancing as their ancestors did. Dancing is usually done to Armenian folk music, which has become known through the work of Jiwan Gasparjan.
The Armenians are proud of their cuisine - and they have a very good reason to feel this way. They have very imaginative and varied dishes, so everybody can find a treat that appeals to them. And so, it may well be that on your journey through Armenia that you suddenly land on a gigantic table of a large local family. After all, the Armenians are world-famous for their hospitality.
Tours and trips in Armenia
MyCaucasus will offer tours and trips in Armenia from spring 2019. If you have any wishes or suggestions, we look forward to hearing from you.
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Armenia in photos
Dilijan, Tavush Province
Sevan Peninsula, Lake Sevan
Lusarat, Ararat Province
Lusarat, Ararat Province
Lusarat, Ararat Province
Armenian Genocide Monument
Founded 782 B.C.
with Mount Ararat
Capital of Armenia
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Simon Stahl (USA)
We had a great group. I still have contact with all six. We have already agreed that we will come back next year. Then it will be a wine tour through Kakheti.
Sylvana Flores (USA)
I will never forget our trip through the mountains of Tusheti. The landscape was unique, though the absolute highlights were the warm encounters with the locals.
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