Yerevan

Travelling From Telaviv, Israel to Yerevan, Armenia

An Israeli traveler recently contacted me and asked could I give an advice on traveling to Yerevan (Armenia) from Telaviv (Israel). As this is a pretty broad topic to answer in one single reply I decided to wrap up longer answer in this blog post. Hopefully other Israeli / Armenian travelers will find some helpful thought in this article as well. Now, I must inform that I have never traveled directly route Telaviv - Yerevan, Thus I have done route Istanbul - Telaviv (once), Istanbul...

Oliva Italian Restaurant in Yerevan

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 and enjoy really good Italian cuisine in pretty authentic atmosphere - live music in evenings or tasty tiramisu cake are just a few to name. I first discovered Oliva restaurant back in 2014, when found they are serving breakfast brunch - more from my first...

Artashi Mot Restaurant on Moskovyan Street in Yerevan

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, and he shortly took us to Moskovyan street and the tasty Armenian cuisine experience started.  Make sure you check out other Yerevan restaurant recommendations as well Entrance at Artashi Mot on Moscovyan street Interior at Artashi Mot...

Tashir Pizza (On Mashtots Avenue, Yerevan)

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 Tashir pizzeria at Tbilisi East Point mall - read my review here: Tashir Pizza at EastPoint Mall (Tbilisi) Now, couple of months latter we were on a short few day trip to Armenia, and Tashir name popped up again, we were sitting at our cozy Park hotel...

Yerevan Brandy Factory Ararat

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 surprise when the girl at reception informed that tours can be arranged only by calling before - that's lame. But OK, if you are planing to make an indie trip to Yerevan Brandy Factory - make sure you contact them prior or you will be left with the...

Yerevan Opera Theatre

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 fun fact - The ground-breaking of the Opera-Theatre took place on 28 November 1930 during the celebrations of the 10th anniversary of Soviet Armenia. Armenian National Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet named...

The Swan Lake park in Yerevan

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. - Ice-skate with many locals at the Swan Lake (next to the Opera House) during winter months. The huge guitar and piano at the entrance of the Swan park I visited Swan park in the middle of March, it was still grey all around, but the green decors made...

Republic Square in Yerevan

Republic Square in Yerevan definitely is city's one of the main landmarks and popular tourist spot. I first discovered it back at the start of January 2014, and have returned to Yerevan city since then for couple of more times. My latest visit here was in mid March 2016. At my 29th birthday (back in 2014( I had a chance to spend a lovely evening near Dancing Fountains, see: Celebrating Birthday in Yerevan, Armenia The Republic Square  is the large central town square...

Park Hotel in Yerevan Review

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 booking.com for about EUR 80 per night, and stayed here for two or three nights (don't remember anymore) and used as our base for further Yerevan's exploration. There are two another hotels in Yerevan I can really suggest - Hotel Meg and Republica hotel. Yerevan's boutique hotels are among the best in the World I have ever stayed.  Park hotel...

Kilikia Bus Station in Yerevan, Armenia

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 40 hours) and I would rather prefer to fly instead of traveling such long distances by bus. I reserved a seat a day before by calling to firm in Yerevan - Tbilisi minivan (Read more:Tbilisi - Yerevan transfers by taxi car ). Cost for Yerevan...

Karas fast food on Mashtots Avenue, Yerevan

We paid a visit to Karas fast food restaurant on Mashtots avenue in Yerevan, just shortly we checked in at nearby Park hotel on Koghbaci street. We got to this place by simply asking on street to a passer by where are some cool places around to get some cool food experience. The lady told - Karas, it's just around corner. So we ended up in Karas. Menu at Karas restaurant in Yerevan This was the most interesting menu I have seen, featuring neat marketing element. Menu was illustrated...

Celebrating Birthday in Yerevan, Armenia - Roundup

This post is a round up post from my birthday celebrations in capital of Armenia, Yerevan, at start of the August. Idea of visiting Armenia, arise soon after I decided it might be fishy to flight to Mestia (Georgia). That was first option - to visit mountainous region of Svaneti in Georgia. I even expressed my joy, learning that regular flights has been launched from Tbilisi to Mestia. After several attempts to contact aircraft-carrier - they didn't expressed much trust for me - like - on...

How To Get Pre-Paid SIM Card In Armenia - VivaCell-MTS

During my short two days trip to Yerevan in Armenia, I decided I will need a local SIM card to make calls and browse internet.There are three mobile phone operators currently in Armenia: Viva Cell MTS, Orange and Beeline. Orange and Beeline only offer 2G and 3G services. Viva Cell MTS offers both 2G and 3G as well as 4G services. All three networks are widely modern and reliable with shops located in major towns and cities where one can purchase a sim card or get assistance if needed. Most...

Fine Dining Places In Yerevan

During our short 2 day trip to Yerevan, Armenia, in time we celebrated my 29th birthday - we tasted a lot of great Armenian and European food.  Now, looking through my Instagram account - I decided to add photos of food I have taken with my Android phone. Unfortunately I don't remember precise locations and names for many of those lovely Yerevan restaurants, but still it's pleasant to view some food photos. We started our food adventures at Marriott Hotel in Centre of Yerevan at 6 AM...

Tbilisi - Yerevan Transfers By Taxi Car

Those of you looking to travel from Tbilisi to Yerevan, or from Yerevan to Tbilisi, you have few options to choose - I'm not 100% sure but one of the options is by plain, second option is by train, third option by bus, another option by minibus (marshrutka) - the best option so far I have found is by private taxi car. Actually I have never traveled to Yerevan by plain or train from Tbilisi. I'm always choosing private taxi car. ​Update: Request concierge service in Tbilisi and Georgia...

Republica Hotel Yerevan Review

We made a reservation for Republica Hotel Yerevan during our trip to Armenia, to celebrate my birthday on August 6th to August 8th. We chose this hotel - mainly because of it's location (it's located on lively street Amiryan in centre of Yerevan) and it's price (for 2 nights it was 92 000 Armenian Drams, what equals to about EUR 166 or USD 220)Deluxe room with King sized bed at Republica Hotel YerevanFlat Screen TV opposite to bedFlat Screen TV is a must have option in every hotel in over...

Erebuni Fortress

Erebuni Fortress is an ancient site situated in capital of Armenia, Yerevan. I have heard of this place before, but hadn't visited it in my two previous trips to Yerevan. This time I decided to change that. Actually this was my birthday I visited this place. My overall impressions? Well... Let the photos speak for themself:Road to Erebuni FortressWe took a taxi from Yerevan Mall, and taxi driver took from us 1000 Dram, although the fare-meter showed 800 Drams. I didn't argued much with taxi...

Yerevan Cascade

One of the top attractions in Yerevan, Armenia is the Cascade - stairways providing probably the most beautiful views of city. I have been in Yerevan for third time, but this was first time I decided to visit Cascade actually. We took a taxi from Arminyan street right next to our hotel - Republica, and shortly explained to taxi driver in Russian - that I want go there - where the most beautiful photos of Yerevan can be taken - stairways. Taxi driver soon realized I'm talking of Cascade,...

Top 8 Yerevan Luxury Hotels

Yerevan - capital city of beautiful Armenia offers plenty of interesting, crafted and tailored sights and attractions for almost every type of traveller. So do, Yerevan offers really nice luxury hotels. Best of it - the price for luxury wont break your travel budget. Best luxury hotels in Yerevan listed here, will range in a price from $98/ EUR 73 to $285/ EUR 212 per night for two persons. Sounds tempting? Chose among 8 best known Yerevan luxury hotels form this list. Hotel RomaLocated on...

Yerevan Business Run 2014

Austrian Airlines in cooperation with the Municipality of Yerevan and “Orange Fitness club”, with the support of “Royal Grand Hotel Yerevan” and “Best Western Congress” hotels will be holding the “Yerevan Business Run 2014” 10Km run, which will take place on June 8, 2014. The main aim of the program is to encourage the healthy lifestyle in the society. The “Yerevan Business RUN” is becoming a traditional event of the city of Yerevan with the growth in number of participants each year...

Etchmiadzin Cathedral in Armenia

Etchmiadzin Cathedral is considered the oldest cathedral in the world. The original church was built in the early fourth century between 301 and 303 according to tradition by Armenia's patron saint Gregory the Illuminator, following the adoption of Christianity as a state religion by King Tiridates III.  I had a chance to visit this holy site at start of 2014, a harsh winter was in Yerevan and affected photos listed bellow. I would love to return here...

Boutique hotel Meg - Yerevan, Armenia

We stayed at this boutique hotel in Yerevan for 2 nights at start of  the January 2014. This hotel is one of the best I have visited lately. It's truly a boutique hotel - apartments are clean and warm. The King size bed is awesome and Sateliite TV with more than 200 Russian (and not only) channels is all the traveler needs. Hotel offers really nice feature - breakfast in room. Fruits and water is for free + plus in your fridge you ll find soda and wine + that's for small extra money...