DESTINATION ARMENIA

Armenia is one of the oldest countries in the world.

It has been invaded by different countries which tried to conquer the Armenian soul and passion. But the only thing that made people live was hope and still is heating them.

About Armenia we can write thousands of books, but one thing that would be common in these books is this: Armenia is not just a country in the globe, in it every stone breathes, every river diamond tries to achieve the task of completion, each person welcomes anybody with extraordinary passion and heart, each person has love towards others.

Our fatherland has 4,000 years of history in which there are lots of conquers and losses, ups and downs through which Armenians stand together nowadays. Throughout the history there is one thing that we are inherited and it passes to generations and it will never be cured is the pain of genocide, despite of this we are also inherited the power and will of claiming our needs and fighting against any violation towards Armenian people.

Armenia - the country of old legends and Biblical stories. To visit Armenia is to travel back in history and feel the spirit of more than 41 centuries. Experience firsthand the "country sheltered by Biblical Ararat" home of Noah's Ark; the land where human kind was reborn. Armenia offers a little something for every person. Rich with historical churches, monasteries, monuments, and magnificent masonry, this country that was the first to adopt Christianity and proclaim it as its state religion in 301 AD is a unique treasure for those interested in great events. Armenia is a country of beauty, history and culture.

There are so many sights in this small and sunny country that even a couple of months are not enough to see it. There is the temple Garni, monasteries in Geghard and Haghartsin, one of the greatest observatories in Byurakan, Ejmiatsin, Khor Virap, Amberd, and the Lake Sevan: this is the least that Armenia can offer the world. Armenia is the oldest civilization with a young heart.

Armenia is a very diverse country often with a history which is replete with a lot of treasures. It is a land of stark contrasts and home to a resilient, industrious people with great love for the arts and sciences. Armenians are well-known for their hospitality and visitors will find a pleasant and friendly atmosphere everywhere they go.

Armenia lies in the highlands surrounding the Biblical mountains of Ararat, upon which Noah's Ark is said to have come to rest after the flood. Recent archeological studies have found the world's earliest leather shoe, skirt, and wine-producing facility in Armenia, dated to about 4000 B.C.

Yerevan is the capital of Armenia. It is a cultural, economical, political and scientific center of Armenia. Yerevan is located in a mountainous area on the Hrazdan River. There are many theatres, museums and monuments in Yerevan. It's impossible to imagine now Yerevan without Matenadaran, Opera and Ballet theatre, Youth Palace, Sport and Concert Complex and National Academy of Sciences. If you wish to see the whole of Yerevan you have to go up to Victory park and the whole city will be seen spread at the foot of gorgeous Ararat.