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Rest in the mountains of Armenia

Armenia is a wonderful mountainous country, simply created for mountain recreation! In this country you will have the opportunity to spend an unforgettable holiday. The choice is really wide. If you are not an active sports fan, then you may just have a good rest, breathe in the fresh mountain air and admire the wonderful landscape.

 1. Sights of Armenian in the mountains

Sights of Armenian in the mountains

Armenia is a mountainous country; thus, it is famous for its mountain sights. This, for example, is the amazing Lake Sevan, which is located near two mountain ranges. 

Jermuk is a medical center, a city famous for its mineral springs and waterfalls. The amazing area where the Jermuk waterfall is located is on the southern slopes of the Vardenis ridge, where Bald Mountain and Sim are soaring into the sky.

Shaki waterfall is located near the city of Sisian. The waterfall is surrounded by gorges with huge slopes and deep grottoes.

2. Temples of Armenia in the mountains

Temples of Armenia in the mountains

It is not a secret that Armenia is the first Christian country in the world. The proof of this is the great heritage of churches, temples and monasteries that you can find in Armenia.
Here are some of them:

Noravank Monastery: It is located among the wonderful red rocks on the cliff of the gorge. It was founded in the 12th century. The monastery turned into a powerful religious center during the reign of the princes Orbelyans. 

Haghartsin Monastery (XI-XIII): It is located in Tavush region, surrounded by high mountains. The main church of the monastery is the Church of the Holy Mother of God. Here you can also visit the churches of St. Grigor and St. Stepanos. 

Khor Virap: The monastery is located at the foot of the biblical Mount Ararat. Khor Virap is located above the underground prison, where St. Gregory the Illuminator suffered for a long time by the order of the King Trdat.

 3. Hotels in Armenia in the mountains

Hotels in Armenia in the mountains

Since mountains are one of the hallmarks of Armenia, many tourists prefer to stay in hotels located right in the mountains. Here are some of them.

Tufenkian Avan Dzoraget Hotel 4*: The hotel is located in the Lori region, on the banks of a mountain river. The hotel is surrounded by high mountains. The landscape from the windows is breathtaking. The air is fresh. This area is usually called Armenian Switzerland.

Lastiver Resort 4*: The hotel is located in Yenokavan. It is located on a rock and attracts a lot of attention due to its indescribable view. The best part is the outdoor pool with the same fascinating view.

Harsnadzor Eco Resort 2*: Located in Tatev it is one of the most favorite hotels among tourists. Despite the two stars, it is worth visiting at least once. In the morning you will wake up to the view of the Vorotan Gorge. The hotel is unique for its non-standard rooms made of oak barrels.

4. Cities and houses in the mountains of Armenia

Cities and houses in the mountains of Armenia
In Armenia, there are a great number of cities and houses that are right in the mountains. One of these cities is the city of Kapan, located in the south of Armenia, in the Syunik region. This colorful town never fails to attract tourists. The main symbol of the city is Mount Khustup. The height of the mountain reaches 3200m. This city has a lot of houses that emerge through high mountains.

Tsakhkadzor: This is the most visited resort in Armenia. It is located 60 km from Yerevan, the capital of Armenia. The city is located at the foot of Mount Teghenis. Tsaghkadzor is also called the skiing paradise of Armenia. The city center is crossed by the river of the same name, that flows from the mountains and gorges.

Mountains are always beautiful and incredibly mysterious. No wonder many great people, writers and poets, tired of the city noise, trying to find inspiration went to the mountains. Apparently, the mountains really heal, because it was not in vain that V.S. Vysotsky once noticed: "Better than mountains can only be mountains that you have not visited yet."
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