One of Armenia’s most beloved places to visit is Dilijan. Often called the Little Switzerland of Armenia, Dilijan is the perfect place for a weekend drive, to rest, reflect and get energized for the week.
Places to See
Dilijan always has something to offer at any season of the year. Only one-and-a-half-hour drive from Yerevan (about 98 kilometers), Dilijan is a great weekend getaway. The infrastructure to Dilijan is very well developed and to get to the town, you will pass by the Sevan Lake.
Located in Tavush region, the city is absolutely beautiful, surrounded by amazing nature. And if you are interested in exploring more, visit Dilijan National Park. And if you want to see more, continue your journey to Parz Lake, Haghartsin Monastery or Goshavank. The views are indescribable.
In Dilijan itself check out the mixture of the old and the new. Visit Sharambeyan street where a lot of the traditional houses, made of wood and stone are located. The street combines the old buildings with a modernized touch of vintage and stop by the stores of handmade products made by the local artisans.
To see the modern side of the city, check out United World College. Part of the worldwide network of international education center, UWC Dilijan brings students from all over the world who came and now study in Armenia. Many of them later develop their own initiatives in the country and bring a new wave of change.