Ultimate guide to Winter 2023 in Armenia - flydubai

Armenia is a hidden gem and is especially exciting during the winter months. With plenty of winter activities and mesmerizing Places to visit, it is a country you cannot miss!

flydubai's Ultimate Guide to Winter Travel in Armenia is all you need (apart from your flight ticket to Yerevan, of course) to plan your winter holiday in a unique winter holiday.

Why Armenia? Filled with both rich cultural and pristine natural beauty, Armenia is a well-rounded destination for the winter. You can ski on pristine, snow-capped mountains in Tsaghkadzor, visit iconic heritage sites in Garni, and experience Christmas as the locals do in the capital city of Yerevan.

Packed with detailed information, winter activities and places to visit, here is flydubai’s Ultimate Guide to Winter Travel in Armenia.

The Winter Months

The winter in Armenia lasts from December to February, and has temperatures ranging from 5°C (41°F) down to -10°C (14°F), depending on where you are in the country. During the winter, the sites and major cities are virtually tourist-free, while being festively inviting for the holidays. Geographically, Armenia is a mountainous country with rugged terrain and lush forests which, during the winter months, transforms into a magical winter wonderland.

Armenia’s Winter Activities

1. Skiing
An exciting activity to partake in Armenia in the winter is skiing. There are cosy resorts in Tsaghkadzor which are perfect for spending a few adventure-filled days.

2. Ice skating
Ice skating is a favourite winter activity and is especially popular in the city of Yerevan. The Swan Lake near the Opera is especially beautiful and easily accessible for all.

3. Visiting Hot Springs
Armenia's geography makes it home to hot springs which you can plan to visit in the winter. Armenia's hot springs are known for their striking natural beauty and healing properties.

4. Yerevan Christmas Market
Festive and cheerful, the Yerevan Christmas Market is a delightful event for all age groups. The best part of this time of the year is that there are barely any tourists, so you're experiencing the place as the locals do!

Places to visit

Yerevan (EVN)

Armenia

Yerevan

Yerevan is the capital of Armenia and home to some of the most popular cultural destinations in the country. The best way to access Armenia is to catch a flight to Yerevan.

Flying to Yerevan is a huge advantage because the city has the most frequent international flights and is a major cultural destination. When in Yerevan, watch a show at the Opera House, ice skate on Swan Lake, visit the Cascade and North Avenue and the city’s archaeological museums. Be sure to visit the Christmas market on North Avenue, which gets converted into a festive and cheerful street during December.

Tsaghkadzor

The cosy town of Tsaghkadzor is Armenia’s very own ski town! It is home to some of the best hotels in Armenia. The entire landscape is covered in snow during the winter months, making it an ideal destination for skiing, skating and taking cable car rides!

Jermuk

Are you looking to immerse yourself in nature? Then Jermuk is for you. Jermuk is famous for its healing waters. It is a real-life fairy tale made complete with fir trees, snow and twinkling lights.

Garni and Geghard

Easily accessible by first taking a flight to Yerevan, Garni is one of the most popular destinations in Armenia. It is famous for being home to the only preserved pagan temple in Armenia. When in Garni, make sure to have a bite of the lavash which is baked in a traditional tandoor.
Geghard is a monastery complex close to Garni. Discover mesmerising historic architecture and travel to another time while visiting the complex. If you are up to the challenge, hiking from Garni to Geghard is a breathtaking experience.

Dilijan

Known as the Switzerland of Armenia, Dilijan features charming wooden chalets and cobbled streets. It is home to clear lakes, forests and famous monasteries.

Armenia is truly a spectacular winter destination with plenty to do! Convinced? A flight to Yerevan is available at the tip of your fingertips. Book with flydubai now.

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