Armenia: With Nagorno Karabagh by Deirdre HoldingArmenia: With Nagorno Karabagh by Deirdre Holding

Armenia: With Nagorno Karabagh

byDeirdre Holding

Paperback | October 7, 2014

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Armenia has a fascinating history, a vibrant culture and magnificent landscapes - a land strewn with prehistoric sites, medieval monasteries and intricately carved cross-stones, and the most luscious apricots in the world. This completely updated edition of Armenia with Nagorno Karabagh provides the entire practical and background information needed to explore not only the best-known sites but also off the beaten track Armenia.
Deirdre Holding and her husband, Nicholas, first visited Armenia in 2001as ordinary tourists. She was closely involved in the preparation of the first two editions of Armenia, written by Nicholas, and after he died in 2008 she took over the authorship for the third and now the fourth editions. She is not a member of the Armenian diaspo...
Title:Armenia: With Nagorno KarabaghFormat:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 8.49 × 5.54 × 0.67 inPublished:October 7, 2014Publisher:Bradt Travel GuidesLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1841625558

ISBN - 13:9781841625553

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Table of Contents


Chapter 1 Background Information 3

Geography and climate 3, Natural history and

conservation 5, History 12, Economy 30, People 32,

Language 34, Religion 35, Education 40, Culture 40

Chapter 2 Practical Information 57

When to visit 57, Highlights 57, Suggested itineraries

58, Tourist information 59, Tour operators 60, Red

tape 64, Getting there and away 66, Health 69, Safety

73, What to take 76, Money and budgeting 76, Getting

around 79, Accommodation 85, Eating and drinking

88, Public holidays and festivals 95, Shopping 97, Arts

and entertainment 98, Historic sites 100, Media and

communications 100, Business 102, Buying property 103,

Cultural etiquette 103, Travelling positively 104


Chapter 3 Yerevan 109

History 109, Getting there and away 111, Getting around

111, Tourist information 115, Where to stay 115, Where

to eat and drink 121, Entertainment and nightlife 123,

Shopping 125, Other practicalities 126, What to see and

do 128

Chapter 4 The Central Provinces 159

Aragatsotn province 159, Ararat province 177, Armavir

province 185, Gegharkunik province 196, Kotayk province


Chapter 5 The Northern Provinces 223

Shirak province 223, Lori province 239, Tavush province


Chapter 6 The Southern Provinces 279

Vayots Dzor province 279, Syunik province 298

Chapter 7 Nagorno Karabagh 321

History 323, Government 327, Red tape 327, Getting

there and away 328, Getting around 329, Where to stay

329, Where to eat and drink 331, Shopping 332, Other

practicalities 332, What to see and do 333

Appendix 1 Language 345

Appendix 2 Further Information 355

Index 360

Editorial Reviews

'Clear and comprehensive guide. Holding is knowledgeable and above all engaging.' The Times Literary Supplement 'The best guidebook.'Times Online 'For anyone planning a visit the Bradt Guide to Armenia should be their first choice of reference.'