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What's The Best Time to Visit Armenia


Armenia is a mountainous land where the changing of seasons alters the whole vibe of the country. Thanks to its landscape and elevation above sea level, the tiny nation has a range of climates, with each season highlighting a different aspect of its beauty. Temperatures fluctuate drastically between seasons as it experiences cold winters and hot, dry summers, making the shoulder seasons of spring and autumn the best time to visit Armenia.

Spring awakens the whole country - festivals are organized, sidewalk cafes open up and the snow melts, making transportation significantly easier. Spring is also the time when the country commemorates the Armenian Genocide (April 24) and Yerevan Wine Days (early May), one of the country’s most exciting new festivals. Spring presents visitors with pleasant temperatures, delicious wine and delightfully colorful scenery. Yet visitors will find that each season offers unique opportunities.



Summers are long, dry and generally sunny, with temperatures often exceeding 40°C in the cities and lowlands. Locals flock to outdoor terraces in the evenings for welcome relief from the heat, and evening strolls around the city are particularly enjoyable in summer. The mountains also make an ideal summer destination, where you can enjoy perfect hiking weather, stunning views and various extreme sports.  Lake Sevan offers various water sports during the sultry summer months, while high-elevation towns such as Dilijan can also be enjoyed this time of year.



In Autumn, the hot summers slowly transition, when temperatures drop and Armenia’s landscape is brushed with lavish golden-orange hues. Hikers and backpackers will find autumn one of the best times to visit Armenia, with refreshing breezes and the country’s raw beauty creating perfect trekking conditions. Autumn is also a great time to explore Armenia’s cities, which buzz with activity before winter sets in. Take time to visit a restaurant early in the day to try khash, a traditional autumnal soup consumed in the mornings, often with a shot of vodka.


Winters are cold and snowy in Armenia, yet the cities remain lively with Christmas and New Year celebrations. Visit the Christmas bazaars found in towns throughout Armenia, enjoy ice skating at one of Yerevan’s many rinks and plan to ring in the New Year in the festive capital. Head to the mountain resorts for some snowboarding, skiing or snowmobiling. A tour of churches and monasteries in winter can provide a unique perspective and some amazing photo opportunities, as well.



Spring in Armenia. The beginning of March announces the start of spring - snow melts away, rains revitalize the landscape and the grasslands burst with colorful wildflowers. Spring brings with it countless festivals and holidays, starting with Women's Day on March 8th. Armenia’s cultural heritage is honored through special holidays that continue through May. In the mountains and countryside, cool weather and melted snows combine to create great hiking conditions. If you wish to experience comfortable temperatures, cultural traditions and nature at its finest, spring is truly the best time to visit Armenia.


Things to do in Armenia in each season 


In spring, Armenia comes to life with blooming flowers and pleasant weather. Here are some enjoyable things to do in Armenia during the spring: Explore capital city-Yerevan and check out local festivals and events, discover Dilijan National Park, visit Garni Temple, visit Lake Sevan and take in the serene views.

Summer in Armenia offers a wide range of activities, from outdoor adventures to cultural experiences. You can spend a day at Lake Sevan, the largest lake in Armenia and enjoy swimming, sunbathing, and exploring the Sevanavank Monastery. Take advantage of the warm weather to explore the beautiful Caucasus Mountains. There are various hiking trails with breathtaking views. Check out summer festivals and events, where Armenians love celebrating with music, dance, and cultural activities.




 Autumn in Armenia offers a unique charm with its vibrant foliage and pleasant temperatures. The tourists can explore the wine region of Areni and indulge in wine tasting. Autumn is the harvest season, making it an ideal time to savor local wines. Moreover, Autumn is the nicest season to take a trip to Tatev Monastery, enjoying the scenic beauty of autumn landscapes where the changing colors make the journey even more picturesque.

Winter in Armenia offers a unique charm with its snowy landscapes and festive atmosphere. In winter you can visit Tsakhkadzor where is the popular winter resort and enjoy skiing or snowboarding on its slopes. Tourists also can explore Yerevan's Winter Wonderland and experience the festive atmosphere in Yerevan.

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