Armenia has played a crucial role in the development of Christianity and monasticism into eastern Europe. One of the first countries to convert to Christianity in the early fourth century, it contains a rich ecclesiastical heritage. The country has a large number of wonderful churches, cathedrals and monasteries to visit and explore.
What to seeThe highlights of any visit to Armenia are the superb scenery and its early Christian past, which has been preserved in some excellent churches and monasteries dotted around the country. Different in mentality and heritage to its neighbour, Georgia, Armenia has a host of attractions from the Unesco world heritage site of Geghard Monastery to the mighty Mount Ararat.