Few countries so regularly elicit the response of “Where’s that?” as Armenia.
Couched in between such obscure neighbours as Iran, Georgia, Azerbaijan and several self-declared (and rarely recognised) republics, this little country is hardly positioned as a convenient summer holiday. Yet for many, herein lies its appeal. A country of hauntingly beautiful natural scenery, prevailing political stability, strong ties to the past and exceedingly warm local hospitality, holidaying in this Caucasus jewel makes for an experience enormously rewarded.
Armenia at a glance
Yerevan (population 1.2 million)
Type C (European 2-pin) Type F (German 2-pin, side clip earth)