Ecmiadzin Vacations

More independently-minded travelers seeking a destination close to lovely mountains without the tourist hordes, are sure to enjoy Ecmiadzin and surrounding towns in this part of Armenia.

The Echmiadzin Cathedral is a good spot to visit while you are here. Ecmiadzin.

To get a true appreciation the region, take to the road and discover the cities, towns and villages around Ecmiadzin. Roughly 1 mile (1. 6 kilometers) away lies Ecmiadzin. Head here to visit the Echmiadzin Cathedral and Zvartnots Cathedral.

Yerevan is around 12 miles (19 kilometers) from Ecmiadzin. This center has a some great visitor attractions, such as Cascades, Yerevan State University and Hrazdan Stadium. Hanrapetakan Stadium, Yerevan Opera House and Blue Mosque are good places to visit.

History enthusiasts will enjoy exploring the region's fabulous fortresses.

Armenia provides visitors a number of gentle activities, such as cycling and picnicking.

More often than not, a destination's true personality can be found in simmering pots and pans. Often-used ingredients in this area are eggpalnt and burghul (cracked wheat). Why not try ghapama (pumpkin stew) or khash (broth)? Both meals are popular in this area. Finish with alani (pitted, dried peaches), a common dessert. Invigorate your palette with a beer. Erebuni is a popular option. Are you an adventurous traveler? Why not a local drink like Artsakh (mulberry vodka)?. For a typical alcohol-free option, enjoy kvas (fermented bread drink).

When planning your trip to Ecmiadzin, it's good to remember that the closest major airport, Zvartnots International Airport, is located in in Yerevan, 6 miles (10 kilometers) to the east.

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