While Armenia may have been overshadowed as a tourist destination in the past by its larger neighbour Turkey, a growing number of people are switching on to the ancient wonder and vibrancy of this beautiful country. Once a Soviet republic, the country’s position on the cusp of both Europe and the Middle East means it has a diverse and rich history which is reflected in so many of its most stunning landmarks. Specific points of interest include its host of beautiful monasteries in a range of equally breathtaking locations, with Khor Virap in particular stood at the foot of the truly monumental Mount Ararat. The Armenian capital of Yerevan is one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world and is well worth a visit, with the derelict Soviet buildings on the outskirts giving way to more elegant squares and boulevards in the centre. Many people may say they do not know much about this country, but that is undoubtedly an ideal reason to explore and experience it first-hand.