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Armenia is a nation, and former Soviet republic, in the mountainous Caucasus region between Asia and Europe. Among the earliest Christian civilizations, it’s defined by religious sites including the Greco-Roman Temple of Garni and 4th-century Etchmiadzin Cathedral, headquarters of the Armenian Church. Khor Virap Monastery is a pilgrimage site near Mount Ararat, a dormant volcano just across the border in Turkey.

Best Time To Visit Armenia. Armenia experiences a highland continental climate characterized by cold winters and dry, hot summers. The months of December, January and February are the coldest, with snowfall fairly common in the northern region.

Winter is the low season in Armenia. Temperatures drop, precipitously in some places, from December onwards and heavy snow is likely in mountainous regions as well as Yerevan. In January and February the temperatures can fall as low as -14°C in the mountains.