How To Travel in Armenia?

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Armenia is a Christian mountainous country. It is located in thesouthern Caucasus, between the Black and the Caspian seas and borders withGeorgia from the North, Azerbaijan from the East, Iran from the South andTurkey from the West.

Yerevan is the capital of Armenia with a population of around 1.1million. A breathtaking view of the Biblical Mt. Ararat brings its kindpresence to every corner of the city.

Armenia occupies 29.800 sq.km.and about 90% of the territory lies at an altitude of more than 1000 m abovesea level. The highest peak is Mt. Aragats (4090 m). “Blue Pearl” of thecountry is Lake Sevan, which is located at an altitude of 1900 m above sealevel, with an area of approximately 940 sq. km.

Republic of Armenia is a memberof the United Nations, Council of Europe and other internationalorganizations. Beautiful mountainous landscapes, many cultural andhistorical monuments, good wines and legendary Armenian brandy make Armenia asan interesting and attracting tourist destination.

The modern Yerevan has a population of around 1 million people. Theelevation of the city ranges between 900 to 1,300 m above sea level. Theriver Hrazdan which flows through the city, takes its start from the lake Sevan, and divides the city into two parts.

The architect Alexander Tamanyandesigned the first major plan of the modern Yerevan, which was approved in1924. The style of Tamanyan favoured the reformation of the small provincialtown into modern capital of Armenia, which would be a big industrial andcultural center.

The general plan of Yerevan, wasdesigned for 150 000 residents; however thanks to its brilliancy andgreatness it became the basis for all subsequent developments of thecity.

Thanksto pink tuff, from which the majority of the buildings are built, Yerevan issometimes called “The Pink City”. The architectural monuments and sightsof Yerevan are mainly situated in the center of the city. Numerous places inYerevan are attractive for tourists, such as the dancing fountains of theRepublic Square, the State Opera House, the Cascade complex, theruins of the Urartian city of Erebuni (Arin Berd), the historicalsite of Karmir Blur etc. There are many museums, galleries, theatres andlandmarks too. The Northern Avenue connects the two main squares of the city:Liberty Square and the Republic Square.

There are many clubs, restaurantsand bars for the active nightlife of the city. Yerevan is old, but at the sametime a very young city, very welcoming, safe and always ready to meet andwelcome its new visitors.

PhoenixTours pecializes in organizing variety of tours for groups, families and individualsin Armenia and Caucasus.You can join to one of our group-tours or, if youprefer to travel alone, we’ll customize an itinerary based on your requirementsand preferences.

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