Best of Armenia in Two days (Yerevan and Beyond)

Updated: 18 January, 2022 seen 3,200

Armenia has been on my travel map since 2014 when I first visited it on a day when Visa-Free travel was enabled for European Union pass holders.

I arrived from Georgia (the country I have been living since 2011). Since then I have visited Armenia several more times, and all of them have turned out to be just another great trip experience

See how I started a blog series on celebrating a birthday each year in another country: Celebrating Birthday in Yerevan, Armenia - Roundup or One Day Trip To Armenia (Lori Province)

Today I will tell a story (list places) I visited during my latest two day trip to Armenia in mid-March 2016. Here are top three places that impressed me most: Khor Virap monastery, the Temple of Garni and Geghard monastery complex.

Alternatively, take a look at my Yerevan Restaurant reviews or see a complete map of tourism objects I have discovered in Armenia.

Dear travelers, Armenian friends or expats living in Armenia, leave me a comment - which sites should I visit during my next trip to Armenia - as I will return very soon!


Georgia / Armenia Border Crossing at Sadakhlo / Bagratashen

11 April, 2016 | seen 8,775
One of the shortest routes for crossing Georgian / Armenian border, if traveling from Tbilisi to Yerevan, is Sadakhlo / Bagratashen border point.  I have traveled this route several times, mostly for my travels to Yerevan  I have used …

Kilikia Bus Station in Yerevan, Armenia

10 April, 2016 | seen 11,259
I have used Kilikia bus station to travel from Yerevan to Tbilisi using minivan (marshrutka), but seems you can get from Kilikia to Istanbul (Turkey), Tehran (Iran) or Moscow (Russia), take in note those will be very long trips (starting…

Park Hotel in Yerevan Review

10 July, 2016 | seen 168
In mid March, 2016 we visited Yerevan again, this time we booked a boutique hotel on Koghbatsi street - Park Hotel.  We booked this hotel on for about EUR 80 per night, and stayed here for two or three nights (don't remember…

Republic Square in Yerevan

16 July, 2016 | seen 293
Republic Square in Yerevan definitely is the city's one of main landmarks and popular tourist spots. I first discovered it back at the start of January 2014, and have returned to Yerevan city since then a couple of more times. My latest…

The Swan Lake park in Yerevan

15 September, 2016 | seen 611
The Swan lake park in Yerevan is a popular recreation area in the heart of Yerevan, located next to the Opera house in a 5 minute walking distance from main Republic Square. The Swan Lake park usually hosts various open air art exhibitions…

Yerevan Opera Theatre

20 September, 2016 | seen 370
It took me about 4 or 5 times to visit Yerevan, before I actually visited Yerevan Opera theater. OK, in fact I didn't even visited it, just passed by, but the Opera House is a popular landmark when wandering around Yerevan.  Here is the…

Yerevan Brandy Factory Ararat

21 September, 2016 | seen 418
This post is about Yerevan Brandy Company producing famous Ararat brandy. During my latest trip to Yerevan (Armenia) I had a free time and I decided to to visit Yerevan Brandy Factory. So, we just walked there by foot, and huge was our…

Tashir Pizza (On Mashtots Avenue, Yerevan)

23 September, 2016 | seen 363
I first heard about Tashir Pizza back in Tbilisi (Georgia), the girls from local community informed that there is a famous Armenian pizza coming to the town - I had no clue what does famous Armenian Pizza stands for, so I visited my first…

Khor Virap Monastery Complex in Armenia

24 September, 2016 | seen 1,059
The Khor Virap is an Armenian monastery located in the Ararat plain in Armenia, near the closed border with Turkey, about 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) south of Artashat, Ararat Province. The monastery was host to a theological seminary and was…

Temple of Garni, Armenia

2 October, 2016 | seen 1,028
The Temple of Garni  is a classical Hellenistic temple in Garni, Armenia. It is perhaps the best-known structure and symbol of pre-Christian Armenia. It was probably built by king Tiridates I in the first century AD as a temple to the sun…

Geghard Monastery Complex in Armenia

4 October, 2016 | seen 707
Geghard is a medieval monastery in the Kotayk province of Armenia, being partially carved out of the adjacent mountain, surrounded by cliffs. It is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  I first heard about this monastery in some Travel…

Artashi Mot Restaurant on Moskovyan Street in Yerevan

5 October, 2016 | seen 568
Artashi Mot restaurant was a recommendation from our friend and taxi driver Tom, shortly we returned from the trip to the temple of Garni and Geghard monastery back to Yerevan, we asked Tom for a good local restaurant he would suggest us,…

Oliva Italian Restaurant in Yerevan

6 October, 2016 | seen 260
If you are looking for an authentic Italian cuisine, here is the simple advice - visit Italy, but if in case in place of Italy you have found yourself in Yerevan, Armenia - here is a good Italian Restaurant Oliva, which is worth to visit…