Armenia is a landlocked country straddling Europe and Asia, known for its rich and fascinating history and culture. The landscape throughout Armenia changes from beautiful mountainous areas to lush lakelands and thick green forests, making it an attractive country to explore. It is small compared to its neighbours, but is a perfect holiday destination when you’re short on time but want to see the endlessly interesting Caucasus region.
The monasteries are among the highlights, particularly the Etchmiadzin Monastery which is a World Heritage Site, and the churches are worth a look too, even if only for the astonishing architectural talent on display. Shoppers will enjoy Vernissage, the large flea market close to Republic Square, for genuine Soviet memorabilia and locally-made crafts.