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Provinces in Armenia : Aragatsotn, Ararat, Armavir, Geghark'unik', Kotayk', Lorri, Shirak, Syunik', Tavush, Vayots' Dzor, Yerevan

Cities in Armenia : Abovyan, Alaverdi, Ararat, Armavir, Artashat, Artik, Ashtarak, Charentsavan, Dilijan, Gavar, Goris, Gyumri, Hrazdan, Ijevan, Kapan, Sevan, Stepanavan, Vagharshapat, Vanadzor and Yegheknadzor.

A landlocked country, between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea.

Capital City of Armenia: Yerevan

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Car Rentals

Car Rental

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Hotels in Armenia

Centrally located hotels ranging from small family run budget accommodation to world-class five star hotels.

   -   look for hotels in Yerevan

  Hotel Ani
  Hotel Bass
  Hotel Yerevan
Gateway to over 100 bookable hotels in Russia, Ukraine, Baltic States and countries of the former Soviet Union and CIS.

National Parks

  Sevan National Park
The only National Park in Armenia was established in 1978 to protect Lake Sevan and the surrounding areas

Travel Agents / Tour Operators

  Bestway Tours   -   The Caucasus   -   A cultural tour of Azerbaijan, Georgia & Armenia
The tempestuous history and diverse geography of Armenia, Georgia and Azerbaijan are intertwined. The snow-clad Caucasus and Black Sea once formed a trade route with ancient Greece. Later on, the Arabs, Ottoman Turks and Mongols ravished these little known lands.
  Regent Holidays
Download the brochure. Then call, fax or email one of their specialists to discuss your ideas for your holiday. They will go through your plans, make suggestions, etc.  Next they prepare your personalised, detailed itinerary complete with a quotation.
  Worlds Apart Travel
'Once a major civilisation competing with the Roman and Persian Empires - it was also the first country to adopt Christianity and has one of the worlds oldest living languages. It's now just beginning to open it's doors to tourism and is something of an archaeological and geological museum..'
  Ecotourism in Armenia
  Fundtour   -   accommodations, tours, excursions 

  Menua Tours
Provides standard and tailor-made itineraries for individual or group visits and tours to Armenia and Kharabagh. Tours can start at any time and you can arrange to be collected from your hotel or from Yerevan or Zvartnots International Airport

Armenia with Nagorno Karabagh (Bradt Travel Guide) - ISBN 1841621633Travel Guides Armenia / Related Books

Armenia: with Nagorno Karabagh (Bradt Travel Guide)
Nicholas Holding 
Covers a wide spectrum of activities of Armenia, including birding, hiking, the arts, architectural tours, botanical trips, angling, horseriding and caving.
Paperback: 248 pages; Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides; 2 edition (28 July 2006); ISBN-10: 1841621633; ISBN-13: 978-1841621630.

  Yerevan Virtual Guide
In the valley of Biblical Mount Ararat lies the beautiful ancient city of Yerevan, the 12th capital of Armenia and one of the oldest cities in the world, older than the Eternal City of Rome. Yerevan was built around the city-fortress of Erebuni established by Argishti I, the king of Urartu, in 782 B.C.

Yerevan, Armenia: Guide to the International City
Paperback: 42 pages; Publisher: International City Guides (14 Jun 2010); ASIN: B003YMMOQE.

Transport / How do I travel to Armenia

Armenia is bordered by Turkey to the west, Georgia to the north, Azerbaijan in the east and Iran and the Naxçivan exclave of Azerbaijan in the south.

  Airport of Yerevan Zvartnots
Timetable, Current checkin's, Arrivals / Departures, Airport, Cargo Center, Terminals Map

Homepage -    -   Flight tickets Yerevan

   -   Flights to Yerevan
Book cheap flights to Armenia at ebookers and benefit from discounted airfares. View their latest offers and book your flights, accommodation, car hire and insurance online


  Airline Tickets /  Bargain Flights  
Price comparison possible

  Maps International   -   Maps of Armenia is one of the largest map shops online.
  Map Armenia [ Uni Texas   -   Perry-Castañeda Library   -   Map Collection ]


  Embassy of the Republic of Armenia in Washington
History, art & culture, Armenian church, diaspora, travel to Armenia, sport, language & literature etc.

  Government of the Republic of Armenia

  Yerevan / Erevan   -   Capital City Armenia and largest city
Leading industrial, cultural, and scientific centre in the Caucasus region [ situated on the Hrazdan River ].

  Nagorno Karabagh   -   Official Web Page of the NKR President

  Jermuk   -   resort town [ Karabagh ]
It is rich with hot mineral waters that treat abdominal, liver and neurotic disease; surrounded by woods and alpine meadows. Tsolk waterfall originated from Jermuk River makes incredible scenery.

  Aragac   -   dead volcano   -   highest mountain in Armenia [ 4090 m ]
  Lake Sevan   -   'Biurekhia Sevan'   -   Crystal Sevan
Nestled up in the Armenian highlands, it is the second largest lake in the world relative to its altitude.
Enjoy the bright turquoise waters of Lake Sevan 1,900 meters above sea level.
  Monasteries of Haghbad and Sanahin
  Monastery of Noravank in the southern part of Armenia [ Karabagh ]
  Monument of the legendary freedom fighter Ashot Ghulian  [ Stepanakert, Karabagh  ]
  Mount Ararat   -   5165 m high double-peaked strato-vulcano
Even though currently located in Turkey, Ararat is the national symbol of Armenia, where it is sometimes called Masis, and is featured in the centre of the Coat of Arms of Armenia. The mountain is clearly visible from most locations in Armenia, including the capital city of Yerevan. Last known eruption 1840 [ earthquake, landslide and pyroclastic flow ]
  Mountains of Lori
  Ottoman fortress in Yerevan [ ruins of a 16th-century ]

  Armenpress - Armenian State News Agency 
News and info concerning politics, culture, sports and more
  Massis Weekly   -   weekly Social Democrat Hunchakian Party.

  Noyan Tapan News Agency   -   analyses, news, pictures.
  Panarmenian News   -   news from and about Armenia
Also in Russian and Armenian language.

  Varna   -   Zolotye peski   -   Golden sand

  Radio   -   Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty: Armenia
  TV   -   National Television of Armenia
  University Yerevan   -   Yerevan University

Cuisine  -  Armenian Cooking

  Armenian cuisine

The Cuisine of Armenia  -   Sonia Uvezian
... Fragrant with the aroma of spices and herbs and ranging from earthy peasant fare to noble creations, Armenian cuisine abounds in succulent kebabs, luscious stuffed vegetables and fruits, opulent pilafs, delectable breads, and irresistible pastries and confections that have been perfected by generations of ingenious cooks over a period of many centuries. Along with authentic Armenian specialties, this book includes a number of Uvezian's own superb recipes, derived from the Armenian tradition, which are important new contributions to a vigorous culinary style. There is also much fascinating historical information, a selection of perfectly harmonized menus, and an excellent glossary. ..
Paperback 496 pages (January 2004);  Publisher: Siamanto Press;  Language: English;  ISBN: 0970971672
  Adventures in Armenian Cooking   -   > 200 recipes Cookbook
Salads, Soups, Main Menu, Souces, Desserts

History of Armenia

Independence: 28 May 1918 (First Armenian Republic); 23 September 1991 (from Soviet Union)

Armenia was a regional empire with a rich culture in the years leading up to the 1st Century CE, at one period controlling all the land between the Black and Caspian Seas. In 301, Armenia was the first state to formally adopt Christianity as its official state religion, twelve years before Rome. It also changed between various dynasties. But after Parthian (Iranian), Roman, Mongol, Arab, Egyptian, and Persian occupation, Armenia had been substantially weakened. In 1454, the Ottoman Empire and Safavid Persia divided Armenia among themselves.

  Armanian History   -   Wikipedia

The Burning Tigris: The Armenian Genocide  -   by Peter Balakian
Synopsis : From Question to Massacre to Genocide, the story of the Armenians from the dying days of the Ottoman Empire and the early years of modern Turkey is one of shocking and tragic modernity - the first genocide of a century of genocides. Over a million Armenians were viciously slaughtered, starved or marched to death, men, women, the elderly, children and babies, in a systematic, state-sponsored onslaught on an ancient minority. And Turkey today still denies that this genocide took place. Peter Balakian reveals the three stages of persecution of the Armenian people, from the relatively small-scale massacres under the last Sultan, Abdul Hamid II, to the ethnic cleansing undertaken by the forces of the Committee of Union and Progress under the cover of the First World War. Balakian makes use of the eye-witness accounts of US diplomats and missionaries and the terrible testimony of the persecutors themselves during the short-lived trials of the 1920s. He exposes the failures of the great powers to respond effectively - just as they failed to halt later genocides. And he shows how the issue of oil changed the focus of US foreign policy in the 1920s so that the fate of the Armenians was forgotten and the lesson of the genocide ignored. Compelling and authoritative, this groundbreaking book restores the Armenian tragedy to its rightful place in history.
Paperback 320 pages (September 2002); Publisher: William Heinemann
  Livius   -   articles on ancient history

  Museum of Armenian History

Music, Art & Culture in Armenia, Events

  Armenian music
Christian music, The melodic basis of Armenian music, Folk music, Music and the Armenian Genocide, and more.

  Culture of Armenia
Armenian culture has strong influences from both its Eastern neighbors, as well as an underlying influence from Europe to the West...

  State Art Gallery of Armenia

  Matenadaran   -   Maschtot Institute for antique manuscripts

The Crossing Place: Journey Among the Armenians  -   Philip Marsden-Smedley
After centuries of prominence as a world power, Armenia has withstood every attempt during the 20th century to destroy it. With a name redolent both of dim antiquity and of a modern world and its tensions, the Armenians founded a civilization and underwent a diaspora that brought many of the great ideas of the East to Western Europe. Today, shrunk to a tenth of its former size and wracked by war with Azerbaijan and by earthquakes, its people still retain one of the world's most fascinating and misunderstood cultures. This book is a passionate and dramatic portrait of this country - the people and their massive exodus, as well as of the unique society that remains tentatively attached to the CIS. Travelling from Venice to Istanbul, passing through Eastern Europe, Beirut and Syria, and crossing the Black Sea to the Caucasus and into Armenia, the author takes us on a journey through time and history as we come to know this closed society.
Paperback 256 pages (May 9, 1994);  Publisher: Flamingo;  Language: English;  ISBN: 0006376673

Old Armenian Songs: A Nineteenth Century Compilation  -   Ghewond Alishan, Andy Nercessian (Editor)
This volume is a compilation of songs in original Armenian and translated into English. The collection is only of lyrics and no music notation is included. The collection of songs presented here was first published in 1852 in Venice, as part of a project to preserve Armenian culture. The collection was made from Armenian manuscripts held at the Armenian monastery in San Lazzaro, dating from the 14th to 18th centuries, and is therefore of great value for historical ethnomusicologists, historians, and Armenologists in general. Andy Nercessian introduces the collection, and puts the contents in perspective through annotations which complement the original footnotes made by Ghewond Alishan. The songs are included in the original Armenian , as well as in translation. Some of the songs are well-known folk songs commonly performed by singers and folk musical ensembles in Armenia today, such as Groung (Crane). Included are wedding songs, laments, songs about foreign oppression, and love songs.
Hardcover 84 pages (March 1, 2002);  Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Press Ltd.;  Language: English;  ISBN: 1904303005

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