Armenia is situated at a cultural, historical, and religious intersection and located at the crossroads between Europe and Asia. The country spans 29,743 square kilometers (11,490 square miles, about the size of Belgium or Maryland) of mountainous terrain centered on the Ararat Valley, the heart of the Armenian nation since biblical times. Ancient geographers called the Armenian Highlands the “Island of Mountains” or the “Rooftop of Asia Minor”. Armenia has a population of just 3 million people.
Since Armenia was the first country to officially adopt Christianity, you can find some of the world’s oldest churches and monasteries located in the extremely beautiful natural settings. Its history dates back to well before the Bronze Age and traces the beginnings of civilization.
Armenia has a rich and unique heritage that is fascinating to explore. Along with Iran, China, Greece, Egypt and Japan, Armenia is among the 6 ancient countries that has survived for thousands of years.
The Armenians, an ancient people living on an ancient land, call Armenia “Hayastan,” and themselves “Hay.” Oral history explains the lineage of the Armenian people as being the direct descendants of Noah’s son Habeth. The indigenous people of the land of Ararat, Armenians forged their national identity with the rise of powerful Armenian kingdoms, the adoption of Christianity as Armenia's state religion, and the creation of the Armenian alphabet, which spurred the development of literature, philosophy, and science.
Armenia has plenty to offer for every tourist and everybody will find something for himself /herself there. Therefore, if you have not been there yet, you should definitely do it as soon as possible.