Best time to visit Armenia
Autumn is the best time to visit Armenia. Days are long, sunny and mild with beautiful colours in the trees, and everywhere you go there are the fruits of the harvest.
Armenia’s mountains, valleys, canyons and forests, result in a range of microclimates, with weather conditions varying significantly by altitude. The south broadly has a subtropical climate, whereas the north tends to be more continental. Spring can be a case of blink-and-you’ll-miss-it, with the heavy snow of Jan-Feb quickly turning to rain in Mar, before ramping up the heat from June onwards. Autumn takes longer to change, so drier Sep-Oct is usually a good time to vacation in Armenia, especially in Dilijan National Park where the foliage moves to rich shades of orange and yellow.
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Festivals & events in Armenia
Varadavar is a Christian festival taking place 98 days after Easter, but interestingly it dates back to Pagan times. Associated with Ashtghik, goddess of water, the one-day festival sees people throwing water over friends, family and random strangers with gleeful abandon. Expect to get very wet.
On April 24th every year, the Armenian diaspora honours Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day, marking the horrific events of 1915-17. In Yerevan, many thousands of people queue to leave flowers by an eternal flame in a moving ceremony.
More about Armenia
Armenia is where East meets West.
Almost every trip to Armenia will feature a sprinkling of the key monasteries, some light hiking, and a day or so in Yerevan.
Armenia is more than just ancient monasteries – although they are, of course, the focus of many trips here.
You can easily spend a week or more exploring Armenia in depth, but a popular option is to combine it either with Georgia, and possibly also Azerbaijan.
If you've always wanted to explore in the furthest reaches of Eastern Europe but didn't know where to start then read on as we explain why visiting Armenia and Georgia together is a really worthwhile experience.
Armenia is great for families, allowing for a mix of outdoor activity, interesting cultural excursions and relaxation.
You don't have to be deeply devout to be curious about the churches and monasteries in Armenia.
The Armenian capital of Yerevan is home to a third of the country’s population, and dates back to the 8th century (making it just a smidge older than Rome).
What’s the food like? Don’t all the monasteries look the same after a while? What do we need to pack? Plan your Armenia vacation in confidence with expert guidance from our suppliers, and trustworthy feedback on trips from those who know them best – previous travelers.
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