Vacations In Armenia

Set between the Black and Caspian Seas of western Asia, Armenia is well off the beaten travel path. Many travelers visit only briefly while en route to the larger tourist hubs of neighboring Iran or Turkey. However, from its white-capped peaks and gorgeous countryside to its hidden monasteries, ancient ruins and the surprisingly vibrant capital city of Yerevan, Armenia has enough cultural and natural attractions to keep travelers busy for much longer.


Climate of Armenia

The climate in Armenia is markedly continental.

Summers are dry and sunny, lasting from June to mid-September. The temperature fluctuates between 22 and 36 degrees Celsius (72 and 97 °F). However, the low humidity level mitigates the effect of high temperatures. Evening breezes blowing down the mountains provide a welcome refreshing and cooling effect. Springs are short, while falls are long. Autumns are known for their vibrant and colorful foliage.


Coffee and tea in Armenia

Haikakan S'rj, Armenian Coffee, defines its lifestyle. Once thought to be a legacy of Ottoman Turkish rule, it is now understood to have originated in Yemen, with caravans bringing the beans north and then west, where it infiltrated both Asia and Europe.