There are many 3- to 5-star category hotels in Yerevan. For more details please contact us directly.
Hotels, Restaurants and Souvenir Shops
The traditional Armenian dishes are: dolma (minced meat, wrapped in cabbage or stuffed in eggplants, peppers and tomatoes), barbeque, khash. The Armenian bread (lavash) is a MUST on the table. More dishes you can find here.
Souvenirs can be bought in open-air market Vernissage which is located next to the Republic Square. There are also many other souvenir shops on Abovyan street.
There are Armenian ("Tumanyan pandok" - Tumanyan St., 22 Building, Yerevan), Georgian ("Mimino" - 7, Alek Manukyan Str.), Arabian ("Lagonid" - 37, Nalbandyan Str.), Chinese ("Beijing" - 33, Sayat-Nova Ave. and 9, Tumanyan Str.), Italian ("Ai Leoni" - 40, Tumanyan Str. and "Gusto" - 11, Abovyan Str.), Mexican ("Cactus" - 42, Mashtots Ave) and many other restaurants in Yerevan.
Flights and Transport
We offer both options. You can hire only a car and make a self-drive tour or hire a car with driver. For more details please contact us directly.
Armenian, Russian and Ukraine airlines operate direct flights from almost all the big cities of CIS countries. "Flydubai", "Air France", "Atlasjet", "Aeroflot", "Aseman", "Austrian Airlines", "Czech Airlines", "Siberia Airlines" and other air companies operate direct flights from Dubai, Paris, Istanbul, Moscow, Tehran, Vienna, Prague and from other cities. The timetable of the flights is presented on the web-page of Zvartnots International Airport.
The following means of public transportation are available in Yerevan: metro (100 AMD), taxicabs (100 AMD per 1 km, the minimum fare is 600 AMD), buses (100 AMD) and minibuses (100 AMD). There are also buses and minibuses connecting Yerevan and the regions.
No, you do not any tax when leaving Armenia.
Where to go, What to see
There are many interesting museums and galleries in Yerevan. More details you can find here.
You can get detailed and updated information about daily performances at the web pages: www.armeniainfo.am (in English), www.museums.am (in English) or www.toms.am
The oldest church in Armenia is the Mother Cathedrale of Echmiadzin, which was founded in 303.
Khachkars are outdoor steles carved from stone by craftspeople in Armenia and communities in the Armenian diaspora. They act as a focal point for worship, as memorial stones and as relics facilitating communication between the secular and divine. Khachkars reach 1.5 metres in height, and have an ornamentally carved cross in the middle, resting on the symbol of a sun or wheel of eternity, accompanied by vegetative-geometric motifs, carvings of saints and animals. Khachkars are created usually using local stone and carved using chisel, die, sharp pens and hammers. The carvings are then ground using fine sand. Small breaks and rough surfaces are eliminated by plaster of clay or lime, and then painted. Once finished, the Khachkar is erected during a small religious ceremony. After being blessed and anointed, the Khachkar is believed to possess holy powers and can provide help, protection, victory, long life, remembrance and mediation towards salvation of the soul. Among more than 50,000 Khachkars in Armenia, each has its own pattern, and no two are alike. Khachkar craftsmanship is transmitted through families or from master to apprentice, teaching the traditional methods and patterns, while encouraging regional distinctiveness and individual improvisation.
The Armenians are very hospitable and the guest is always welcome in the Armenian family. We can organize a tour to the Armenian villages where you will have the opportunity to have lunch or dinner with the locals, get acquainted with their everyday life, bake lavash etc.
The Arch of Charents, the capital Yerevan and of course the monastic complex of Khor Virap offer best view on the Mount Ararat.
Yes, it is possible. Upon arrival it is necessary to apply to the corresponding department of the airport. In general the procedure lasts 20-25 minutes. The citizens of the CIS member-states, the EU member-states and the Schengen Acquis states do not need visa to travel to Armenia. For the visitors under 18 years old visa is free of charge.
Any amount of foreign currency can be taken to Armenia. In case of taking more than 5.000.000 AMD (or equivalent currency) out of the country, customs declaration should be filled in.
The visa to Artsakh is necessary for all foreign country citizens, except for the ones from CIS countries and Argentina. You get the visa in Yerevan or in Stepanakert (capital of Artsakh). You can get you visa on a separate paper as a sticker and not in the passport in order not to get problems in future when you plan to visit also Azerbaijan.
Currency and Exchange
The national currency of Armenia is called "Dram" (AMD). The shops trade only in Dram. With dollars or euros you can pay only on flea market. Some restaurants and shops accept also payment with credit card.
There are currency exchange offices everywhere in Yerevan, especially in the big stores and central places and of course also in banks. However in the regions you will not have so many opportunities.
There are ATMs on Abovyan, Tigran Mets, Tumanyan, Isahakyan streets, Baghramyan and Komitas avenues, as well as near the banks.
Things you should know before traveling
International calls can be made in the post offices. There are also telephone cards sold everywhere, which allow to make a call by fixed and mobile phones.
The electricity in Armenia is 220 volt, 50 Hz , as in almost all of Europe. The Armenian socket standard is CEE, mostly without lines. The outlet adaptors for the standards of different countries can be purchased in almost all home appliances and electronics stores in Yerevan.
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