Armenia, officially the Republic of Armenia, is a landlocked mountainous country in Eurasia between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea, located in the Southern Caucasus. It shares borders with Turkey to the west, Georgia to the north, Azerbaijan to the east, and Iran and the Nakhchivan exclave of Azerbaijan to the south. A transcontinental country located at the juncture of Eastern Europe and Western Asia, Armenia has extensive sociopolitical and cultural connections to Europe. The country is an emerging democracy and because of its strategic location, it lies among both the Russian and Western spheres of influence.
The Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra performs at the refurbished city Opera House. Yerevan’s Vernisage (arts and crafts market), close to Republic Square, bustles with hundreds of vendors selling a variety of crafts on weekends and Wednesdays (though the selection is much reduced mid-week). Across from the Opera House, a popular art market fills another city park on the weekends.
Airlines to fly to Armenia: Aeroflot, Air France, Lufthansa, United Airlines, Austrian Airlines, Czech Airlines, British Airways.
Cities to fly into Armenia: Yerevana.