Winter is considered quite an active tourist season in Armenia. The well-equipped ski and health resorts of the country welcome guests during this period, and the programs of many tour agencies can include excursions to popular sights. Let us look at the seven most popular tourist destinations for winter holidays in Armenia in January 2023.
Tsaghkadzor is the most popular ski resort in Armenia. Snow tracks of international class of various difficulty levels for skiing and snowboarding are waiting for you here – on the slopes of Mount Teghenis. Everything you need can be rented on the spot; also, there is service of experienced instructors for beginners.
Jermuk is one of those resorts that operate throughout the year. Jermuk, with healing mineral springs and surprisingly beautiful nature, is one of the most famous balneal and recreational areas of Armenia during summer season. There are two different routes for skiing and snowboarding in wintertime, also there is a cable car.
Sevan ski resort, situated on the shore of a mountain lake, offers guests various types of active winter vacation. In addition, here you can admire simply amazing winter views, visit local historical monuments and try fresh Sevan trout, cooked in a special way on the coals.
Dilijan is a high mountainous resort town surrounded by dense natural forests. Due to the peculiarities of the geographical location and clean air, the very stay in Dilijan has an effective healing effect. The area is rich in historical and cultural sights, so there is always the opportunity to go on a sightseeing tour or you can take a walk through Dilijan National Park.
Complex snow tracks on the slopes of Mount Aragats (the highest mountain in Armenia) are a challenge even for winter sports professionals. However, if you are a true lover of extreme sports, this challenge is for you.
If you do not want to stop your choice only in one direction, and if you want to get acquainted with the historical, architectural and cultural heritage of Armenia as much as possible, you can choose one of the tour packages that will give you this opportunity! You can visit Echmiadzin, the pagan temple Garni, the cave monastery Geghard, the ruins of Zvartnots and much more.
If you decide to travel to Armenia and stay in the capital city, then there will be many exciting activities in winter. You can go to the ice rink in the center of Yerevan, or visit one of the many metropolitan museums that are open year-round and can provide the services of a professional guide. You can walk around the cozy souvenir shops of Northern Avenue, take a tour of Yerevan Brandy Factory or taste the delicious winter cuisine at one of the local restaurants.