Here are some reasons to visit Armenia:
To experience Armenian hospitality and taste organic and delicious food.
The Armenian cuisine is one of the oldest in the world.
To explore the first Christian country in the world. Armenia became the first Christian country in 301 AD.
To see one of the most beautiful mountains in the world – biblical Mount Ararat, which is the highest mountain in the world from its base. According to the legend here the Noah’s ark landed after the Great Flood!
To take the longest reversible cable car in the world (It’s 5.7 km).
To see the world’s oldest shoe (5500 years old).
To visit the world’s oldest known winery in a cave in Areni.
And many more…
Visa-free regime exists for citizens of many countries, including CIS, USA, EU countries, Islamic Republic of Iran.
In some countries a visa can be obtained electronically by accessing the electronic visa department of Armenia’s Foreign Ministry, http://www.mfa.am/eVisa , at the airport or to the appropriate department.
There are also countries whose nationals for obtaining a visa should contact the Embassy.
There are countries whose nationals are unilaterally exempted from the requirement of obtaining a visa. http://mfa.am/u_files/file/consulate/Visa/visafreelisteng2.pdf
There are countries with which Armenia has a visa-free regime according to bilateral and multilateral agreements. http://mfa.am/u_files/file/consulate/Visa/whoneedvisa_eng.pdf
The best information resource regarding the visa issue is Ministry of Foreign Affairs of RA.
It’s website address is http://mfa.am/en/visa/
The entry of foreign citizens to the Nagorno Karabakh Republic is allowed on the availability of valid foreign passports or other documents replacing them, an entrance visa of NKR, with payment of corresponding state customs.
The NKR entrance visas are granted to foreign citizens by the NKR Permanent Mission to the Republic of Armenia. In exceptional cases, the entrance visa can be granted at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the NKR in Stepanakert.
Citizens of the CIS countries must be registered at the Consular Service of the NKR Foreign Ministry.
The entry of the citizens from the CIS countries /except Turkmenistan/ is permitted by valid passports or other documents substituting them, if an accreditation card is available.
For more information you can visit the website of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Nagorno-Karabakh Republic: http://www.nkr.am/en/the-procedure-of-foreign-citizens-entry-to-the-nkr/92/
The dram (AMD) is the monetary unit of Armenia. The Armenian dram is also used in the de facto independent Nagorno-Karabakh Republic.
It can be purchased directly at the airport, banks or supermarkets and exchange offices.
Many hotels, restaurants and shops take credit cards.
By visiting the website of the Central Bank of the Republic of the Armenia you can find the current exchange rates in your currency.
The weather in Armenia is mild in winters, and is hot in summers. July and August are the hottest months. The temperature range from + 20 °С- to + 38 °С. The winters are cold, the coldest month is January. The temperature range from -15 °С up to -1 °С.