Jermuk

Jermuk canyon at the entrance of the city

Jermuk is a spa town in Southern Armenia, where much of the country's mineral water comes from. The town is full of Soviet hotels and sanatoriums, some of which have been renovated to high standards. The countryside at this very high elevation resort is worth the visit as well, with canyons, forest and wildlife to explore.

Get in

Marshutnis and buses depart from the Kilikia (southern) bus station in Yerevan, travel time is 2.5hrs. Shared taxis from there, or regular taxis from anywhere will work as well of course, as well as renting a car or bicycling.

One bus per day to Yeghegnadzor (1 hr).

Get around

Visitors end up at the resort section of Jermuk, which is completely separate from the bigger town below, separated by a canyon. The resort area is small and manageable enough to handle on foot. In fact, the whole area has a lot of trees, open spaces, views, interesting old sanatoriums and is really nice to wander around on foot.

See

Gndevank as seen from the road to Jermuk
Jermuk Bridge

Do

Eat

Many of the sanatoriums include meals with your room, but in case you want to try one of the limited choices in town, they're easy to spot.

Sleep

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