Fly To Yerevan, Armenia
The city of Yerevan is physically found at the crossroads of Europe and Asia and is Armenia’s largest city. The city is situated along the banks of the Hrazdan River. Since 1918 Yerevan has stood as the administrative, cultural, and industrial centre of Armenia.
The rising popularity of Yerevan as a tourist destination has been the result of the country’s economic growth. The city has seen in recent years new construction and development projects. Numerous luxury hotels, trendy restaurants, bars and other entertainment venues have attracted the attention of international tourists.
Among the city’s attractions are the dancing fountains of the Republic Square, the State Opera House, and the Cascade complex, the ruins of the Urartian city of Erebuni and the historical site of Karmir Blur. History buffs will find the location of the city fascinating as it lies at the feet of the biblical mount of Ararat.
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Visa Requirements & SA Embassy Details
- South African Passport holders travelling to Yerevan do need a Visa for the Republic of Armenia. Make sure your passport is valid for 6 months after your return date, and that you have 2 blank pages available for entry stamps.
- The closest South African Embassy to Armenia is in Kiev, Ukraine. 9/2 Velyka Vasylkivska Street, 01004 Kiev, Ukraine. Phone: +380-44-289-8840/+380-44-289-8870/+380-44-289-8839/+380-44-289-8869. Fax:+380-44-289-7206. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
See and do
The Monastery of Geghard is one of the most beautiful monasteries in Armenia. This grandiose architectural construction was awarded UNESCO World Heritage Site status. The monastery’s main chapel was built in 1215. Gregory the Illuminator founded the monastery complex in the fourth century at the site of a sacred spring inside a cave.
Republic Square’s singing and dancing fountains, usually on show in the evenings, is what makes this attraction popular with tourists. From traditional Armenian music to classical to jazz, the music coupled with the spectacular display of colourful water streams, the Square makes every visitor’s itinerary list.
Matenadaran - The Museum of Ancient Manuscripts houses over 10 000 of the world’s finest illuminated manuscripts. Each page has been hand painted and is exquisite works of art in their own right.
Of great interest to archaeological enthusiasts is a visit to Erebuni Town-Fortress. This excavated site of Erebuni was once the fortified city of the ancient kingdom of Urartu. The fascinating museum is home to an outstanding collection of old bronze, stone, ceramic and glass treasures.
Zvartnots International Airport – EVN
Zvartnots International Airport is situated near Zvartnots, 12km west of Yerevan, the capital city of Armenia. The airport is currently the busiest airport in the country and of the Caucasus.
Food and beverage: There are various cafes and restaurants available at all levels of the airport.
Currency Exchange: Four currency exchange units can be found at the airport. One of which can be found in the sterile zone of the arrivals hall.
Lost Luggage: Lost hold luggage should be handled by your individual airline’s help desk. Report items lost or found within the airport terminal to the Zvartnots International Airport authorities. Phone: +374 10 493 000.
Airport Hotels: There is no hotel on site. Hotels in close proximity to the airport include Armenian Royal Palace Hotel, Olympia Hotel, Best Eastern Hotel Metropol.
Car Hire: Sixt.
Airport Hub: Zvartnots International Airport (code EVN) is a hub for Air Armenia.