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Stonehenge - The Oldest In The World

  Duration: 10 days / 9 nights; Tour Type: Cultural, Historical; Best Period: May - October; Distance to be passed: 1300 km; Country: Armenia See more details

Holy Mount Ararat

Duration: 9 days / 8 nights; Tour Type: Cultural, Historical; Best Period: May - October; Distance: ~1080 km; Country: Armenia See more details

Guaranteed Departures

Duration: 8 days / 7 nights; Tour Type: Cultural, Leisure; Best Period: according to set dates; Distance: ~500 km; Country: Armenia See more details

Armenia – Top Destination of the year

Duration: 8 days / 7 nights; Tour type: Cultural, Historical, Wine; Best Period: March - November; Distance to be passed: ~1150 km; Coutnry: Armenia See more details

ARMENIA UNESCO

Duration: 8 days / 7 nights; Tour Type: Historical, Wine, Cognac, Hiking; Best Period: May - October; Distance to be passed: ~1550 km; Country: Armenia See more details

Following the Great Silk Road

Duration: 8 days / 7 nights; Tour Type: Silk Road, Cultural, Historical, Wine; Best Period: May - October; Distance to be passed: ~1050 km Countries: Georgia, Armenia See more details

Feel The Road from Armenia to Karabakh

  Duration: 14 days / 13 nights; Tour Type: Jeeping, Historical, Adventure, Wine Best Period: May - October; Distance: ~1900 km; Countries: Armenia, Nagorno-Karabakh See more details

Pearls of Caucasus

Duration: 13 days / 12 nights Tour type: Cultural, Historical, Wine, Gourmand Best Period: March - December Distance: Countries: Armenia, Georgia See more details

Jermuk has long been famous as spa center of Armenia. The word Jermuk is translated from Armenian as “warm”.

The mineral waters in Jermuk belong to the list of the most compound sorts. The city has its own brand of mineral water bottled near the natural springs.

The climate is typically mountainous: cool in summer, cold and snowy in winter. The gorge where the resort is situated has mild and warm winters. The air in Jermuk is absolutely pure, dustless and full of flowery odor.

Jermuk was first mentioned in the 13th century by historian Stepanos Orbelian, but the ruins of an ancient fortress and an 8th century basilica testify that the human settlement near the fountains of Jermuk has started long before that period.

 

From ancient times Jermuk was known for its curing mineral water. The princes of Syunik regarded the Jermuk sources and water as healing and built several pools filled with it, thus making the little town their holiday destination.

Only in 1830s, a Russian engineer-geologist began explorations on Jermuk's geographical depth as well as the contents and characteristics of Jermuk waters. In 1860s, all the historic pools of Jermuk built by the Orbelian princes of Syunik, were renovated by local police officer Gevorg Khanagyan, following a resolution by the Russian government. Today, those baths which are called "Pristav Pools", (“pristav” means Russian local police officer of those times) are preserved as historical monuments.

The modern town of Jermuk has been founded only in 1940, when the first sanatorium was opened to the public. Development programmes were implemented to turn Jermuk into a modern resort for all Soviet nationals. Recently Armenian authorities took steps in order to further develop the Jermuk town-resort. As a result of those new resolutions the town has experienced unprecedented success as a tourist destination.

The town is located at a height of 2080 meters above sea level, within the mountains of Vayots Dzor, among thick forests, on a plateau divided into two parts by the gorge of Arpa River, 170 km south-east of Yerevan.

The waterfall of Jermuk on Arpa River has a height of 70 meters.

Annually, during the month of August, the town hosts the FIDE Grand Prix Jermuk chess tournament. One of the most attractive nearby destinations is 1000-years-old Gndevank Monastery, located just 10 km west of Jermuk.