Landlocked Armenia in Caucasia is a cultural and political lynchpin of Asia and Europe. With a history going back more than 4,000 years, Armenia is bordered by Turkey, Georgia, Azerbaijan and Iran. Found in the emerald hills of the Armenian Highlands, Armenia has been shaped in the crucible of a tumultuous past — both in ancient and recent history — and it has left a mark on the people and the nation itself. Following World War I and the Armenian genocide, world powers sought to divide up the Ottoman Empire and drew boundaries for the new Armenian republic, but only a few years later in 1922, the Red Army of the USSR would annex Armenia until 1991, when Armenia officially declared its statehood. The Armenia of today is a proud nation with a distinct language and a deep and abiding Christian history, and the nation’s geography and heritage have made it a growing destination for international travelers. Hiking and nature tourism attract people from around the world, as are a number of mountain resorts catering to high-end travelers. In addition to its status as a hotbed for crossroads cultural immersion, Armenia has a burgeoning extreme sports and adventure travel scene, including paragliding, spelunking, mountaineering, and helicopter tours through the mountains. 

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Weather in Armenia

Asia’s diverse weather patterns and seasonal events means you’ll need an expert to help guide you.

  • The best times to visit Yerevan are May to June and September to October when the weather is warm but mild and most days are sunny.
  • Armenia’s climate is continental with four seasons and plenty of sunshine year-round throughout the country. Most of the country has a dry, high-altitude climate except for verdant rainy pockets along the Lesser Caucasus range.
  • Springs are short with cool temperatures ranging from 45F to 66 F in Yerevan. Rain is fairly abundant in the mountains, making for a remarkably lush countryside, while the south is typically dryer. Autumns are long and noted for pleasant weather with brightly colored landscapes and an abundance of autumn fruits.
  • The temperatures differ greatly between winter and summer and are even more marked in the high altitudes. Summers are dry with plenty of sunshine, and can be harsh. In Yerevan, temperatures hover around 91F in August, while in the mountainous north, temperatures are cooler and can fall sharply at night. Lake Sevan is best visited during the summer months of June to September. Winters are extremely cold, with heavy snow and temperatures dipping below 32F.

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