Yerevan, Armenia
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Armenia

Europe

  Armenian, Greek, Kurdish, Russian Currency:  Armenian Dram

Despite its small population of around 3 million people, being the first country to adopt Christianity as its state religion, and only gaining independence from the Soviet Union 26 years ago, Armenia has much to offer. Beaches situated in the beautiful Lake Sevan to its endless churches and cathedrals, to further convey its Christian lifestyle - known as the "land of churches"

The majestic Khor Virap Monastery is one of a kind, and one of the most popular attractions in the country with an interesting tale of St Gregory, the illuminator imprisoned for preaching Christianity when Armenians believed in Paganism.

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