Armenia is a magical land of hilltop monasteries, lush forests and crystal clear lakes. Relatively untouched by tourism it’s time to visit this beautiful country whilst it still retains its enchanting authenticity. Average daily cost per person: 9,156 Armenian Dram or £15 ($19).
Past travelers have spent, in average £8 ($10) on meals for one day. Some of the typical dishes to try are the Khorovats (neat skewers), Kyufta (minced meat with crushed wheat and onions), Ishkhan (fish dish) and Manti (baked dumplings in tomato sauce).
Pay as low as £5 for hostels rooms or Home stay. There are hundreds of options to choose from. Hotels are a bit more expensive, plan to pay about £20 a night for a decent room.
– See the dramatic views from the clifftop Tatev Monastery – This Armenian famous monastery is located on precipitous mountainsides leading on panoramic views of the rugged landscapes around.
– Sail the unspoiled Lake Sevan – Lake Sevan is a large, high-altitude lake known for its beaches. Set on a narrow peninsula, the Sevanavank Monastery has 2 stone churches dating to the 9th century, it’s a beautiful area to visit. Tour prices start at £30.
– Explore the nearby ancient fortress – Armenia is the right destination if you’re fond of history. There are hundreds of castle, ruins and medieval fortresses to explore here for a couple of quids.
– See the grand architecture of the capital city of Yerevan – Yerevan is the capital and largest city of Armenia as well as one of the world’s oldest continuously inhabited cities. It’s a beautiful medieval city to explore.