Cilicia vessel in Korikos

Cilicia: the first-ever Armenian sailing ship to circumnavigate the world

May 6, 2015 / 0 comments
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Cilicia sailing ship of Armenia, the wooden replica of 12th century medieval merchant vessel of the Armenian Kingdom of Cilicia, has retraced the medieval trade routes by visiting twenty-five countries and sixty-three harbors. The navigation started in 2004 from the Black Sea to the Mediterranean Sea, the Atlantic Ocean, northern Europe, the North Sea, the Baltic Sea,…

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Jermuk Waterfall by Marko Ukkola

Jermuk Mineral Water: divine and healing

April 15, 2015 / 0 comments
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The spa town of Jermuk is one of the magnetic travel destinations of Armenia for active and healthy rest. Situated 170 kilometers southeast from the capital city of Yerevan, Jermuk resort offers alpine climate, cool summers and snowbound long winters to the visitors. It is famous for its healing mineral waters, hot springs, high quality…

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Ghazanchetsots Cathedral Artsakh

Ghazanchetsots Cathedral of Christ the Holy Savior, the Pride of Shushi

April 10, 2015 / 0 comments
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If you believe Jdrduz (or Canyon of Hunot) is the most mysterious part of Shushi, you should definitely pay a visit to the pride of Shushi, Ghazanchetsots Cathedral of Christ the Holy Savior. Ghazanchetsots Cathedral of Christ the Holy Savior, built between 1868 and 1887, is one of the biggest Armenian churches. It sits in…

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National Park pf Dilijan

Modern Day Dilijan: all about resorts, education and…

March 31, 2015 / 0 comments
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Dilijan – situated sixty-six kilometers away to the northeast from the capital city of Yerevan, surrounded with Pambak and Bazum mountain ranges, is another famous resort town to spend winter or summer holidays in Armenia. When asked what makes this resort town so attractive in comparison to Tsaghkadzor or Jermuk spa- towns, most visitors mention…

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Land of sun

Explore The Land Of The Sun With Paintings

March 28, 2015 / 0 comments
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Many countries of the world have interesting nicknames. We have already mentioned in ”What to expect from travel to Armenia? Vol.1” that Armenia is called “Country of the Rocky Highlands”. However, it is also called “Land of the Sun”. Why? Well… the country is noted for mostly sunny weather and bright colors throughout the year….

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Road to Khor Virap

Royal Prison Turned Into Touristic Destination

March 20, 2015 / 0 comments
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Deep well which has 20 ft (6 meters) depth and a diameter of 14 ft (4.4 meters): place for prisoners to try to survive during their punishment. Nowadays, you can be the lucky visitor to such weird place that has became one of the most popular pilgrimage sites and visited destination for tourists to Armenia….

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Monastery of Tatev by Marko Ukkola

Eight Things You Should Know Before Visiting Tatev Monastery

March 18, 2015 / 0 comments
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Situated high on the edge of the cliff, over the Canyon of Vorotan River, in Syunik Province of Armenia: Monastery of Tatev. In case you are planning a trip to this sanctum of wisdom and faith, here are our eight recommendations about what you should know before starting the trip. 1. From Yerevan to Halidzor…

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Pomegranate by Sonia Baghdasaryan

Pomegranate – The Fruit of Armenia

March 16, 2015 / 0 comments
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Hm… one might question whether pomegranate is the fruit of Armenia and wonder if it is not the apricot that is the national symbol of Armenia. Well, the apricot does symbolize Armenia. On the other hand, the pomegranate has more prominent and expressive representations in Armenian art, mythology, literature, movies, fashion, and cuisine. In Armenian…

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Kecharis

Tsaghkadzor Beyond Skiing

March 13, 2015 / 0 comments
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The winter season is over. We are absolutely sure, you had great time in Tsaghkadzor ski resort up on the hill, enjoyed the iconic sight of Mount Ararat and the picturesque view of Tsaghkadzor town from the peak of Mount Teghenis. But travel is about change and we recommend you come back for the awe-inspiring…

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Bakuriani

Bakuriani: 80-year-old Ski Resort in Georgia

March 6, 2015 / 0 comments
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Bakuriani: one of the most important and well known mountain resorts in Georgia is celebrating its 80th birthday as a ski resort. Located at an elevation of 1700 meters above sea level on the northern slope of the Trialet Range, Bakuriani is one hundred and eighty kilometers away from the capital city of Tbilisi and…

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2014

Armenia 2014: calendar reds

March 3, 2015 / 0 comments
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Did you miss out anything memorable of Armenia 2014? Alas… One cannot turn back time to experience everything. The good news is you can just scroll down to learn about the most outstanding festivities, events and moments of Armenia 2014 right now. Here they are: Took Place: February 15 | The Feast of Saint Sargis /…

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Wine Festival Armenia

Armenian Wine: ample, healing and…

February 26, 2015 / 0 comments
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Do you know that Armenian people distinguish between various types of wines, such as wedding wine, merriment wine, baptism wine, etc…? Well, in Armenia wine is an inseparable companion of a happy table. As Armenians say, there is no feast full without the Armenian wine. Drinking of Armenian wine is accompanied with the ritual of…

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