Beautiful nature and scenery are exactly what Armenia is rich in. Just a one week visit here can make a timeless album with breathtaking images.
Are you tired of noisy cities with huge skyscrapers? Do you seek for an escape into nature? Then pack your things, guys, and board a jumbo plane at your local airport. Head to Armenia!
You know Armenia is not only about cultural and historical attractions. It is also a beautiful nature destination. Its mountain scenery and other breathtaking natural landscapes offer a bunch of fascinating attractions for adventurous people.
So, we represent the top list of scenic sights of Armenia and their amazing images.
Beautiful Nature & Scenery #1 | GORIS ROCK FORMATIONS
Located in the southern region of Armenia, Goris is a must-visit town for every traveler who is keen on beautiful nature scenery. It is here that one witness massive rock formations covered with lush green trees.
The vast array of trails will take the most daring ones to the top of the mountains. And you will have the chance to enjoy the breathtaking natural landscape of the town from above. This absolutely stunning view is definitely worth the trip you take to Goris- home to symbolic red roofs and gigantic rocks.
Take a minibus in “Kilikia” station from Yerevan to Goris any time you want. Regardless the time of the year, the rock formations are amazing to see.
Beautiful Nature & Scenery #2 | LAKE SEVAN
Armenia is a country of hot summers and harsh winters. If you know that you might be a little prejudiced about traveling to this tiny country. But if you are culturally curious, keen on natural and scenic sights Armenia ticks the boxes.
Here you can definitely fight the extreme heat by visiting Lake Sevan during summer. This turquoise beauty is one of the treasures of the beautiful nature Armenia has. The lake scenery is breathtaking from any corner you watch it. One of the famous Armenian poets wrote: “the blue sky draws its true image in the waters of Lake Sevan”.
He was quite right. The water sparkles when the sun rays fall into it. And it becomes so transparent that you see your own face when looking into it. This natural gem of Armenia is wonderful even in winters. Snow covers the surrounding of the lake and it looks like a piece of a blue diamond hidden in the gigantic mountains of Armenia.
And it is quite easy to reach lake Sevan. It 60 km from Yerevan. So it’s a matter of an hour to get there by car. Taking a minibus will cost around 2 USD.
Beautiful Nature & Scenery #3 | SYMPHONY of STONES
When looking through the images of Armenian landscape you will probably notice that even simple stones and rocks create something unique and stunning. These monuments are so professionally made that seem to be created by humans.
However, there is no human intervention! Their “copyright” belongs to the beautiful nature of Armenia. To see one of such creations you should take a trip to the east of Yerevan. It is here that gorgeous Garni Canyon stands with its breathtaking and unique vertical columns called the “ Symphony of Stones”.
There is a truly good reason for this name. When looking at it from afar, the cliffs resemble a huge pipe. It was formed after volcanic eruptions many years ago. To visit this stunning gorge is really recommended. Besides, it is not so far from Armenian capital. It’s only 30 km away.
Beautiful Nature & Scenery #4 | MOUNT ARAGATS & LAKE KARI
In this mountainous country, particular mounts have special meanings and are very important for locals. Biblical Ararat is one of the main symbols of Armenia and it’s especially gorgeous when looking at it from Ararat region.
Mount Aragats with its popular four peaks (the one depicted behind) and Mount Ara (the front mountain) depicted in these two images make another wonderful scenery in Armenia. The slopes of Aragats mountain are rich not only in natural sights but cultural attractions as well.
On the way up to the peak, there is an ancient fortress and a monastery surrounded by meadows. A bit higher another surprise is waiting for you! The fascinating sight of Lake Kari will leave you speechless.
And as you see this place is covered with eternal snow. So, it will be fun to visit Lake Kari and play snowball in the mid-summer. But make sure not to visit the place in late autumn or winter. The visibility on the roads is quite low because of the fog.
Beautiful Nature & Scenery #5 | SHAKI WATERFALL
Nature is really something inspiring. Its beauty has always been the subject of many songs, paintings, and even legends. Armenian nature is also an exceptional one. This is why it makes the country a beautiful nature destination for tourist.
It’s really hard to see the images of local landscapes and not to be amazed. Shaki waterfall is one of that fantastic sights. It falls from a height of 40 meters becoming one of the most beautiful falls in Armenia.
The surrounding is covered with small rocks and trees typical of Syunik Region where the waterfall is located. It’s is 6 km away from the city of Sisian.
There are also some legends and tales that make Shaki waterfall more appealing. Some of them have passed through generations and are told even today.
One of these legends states that Shaki was a beautiful Armenian girl. A conqueror was captured by the beauty of Shaki. She preferred to jump off the rock than to be with him. Locals believe that while she was falling her white dress spread and formed the waterfall. This is how the waterfall took her name.
Beautiful Nature & Scenery #6 | DEBED CANYON
Are you captured with the colors of this scenery? This is what beautiful nature of Lori Region looks like. All the hues of green, yellow, blue and grey create this magical sight. It is the popular canyon of river Debed.
Although it lacks tourist facilities, it still remains one of the most attractive places of Armenia. The Debed Canyon is best traveled by car.
While exploring the canyon you can come across two world heritage items listed by UNESCO. In other words, this place is a mixture of culture, history and wonderful natural landscape.
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