1. Armenia is the oldest wine-growing country in the world.
In 2011, they discovered the oldest winery in a cave in the village of Areni.
2. These were the first people who accepted Christianity.
Although Christianity spread to the defunct Kingdom of Armenia immediately after the death of Jesus, it was not until the 4th century that it became the state religion. It was earlier than in any other country in the world.
3. There are many churches in the country
From thousand-year-old monasteries to demolished temples, Armenia is full of places of Christian faith, which is why it is no coincidence that it is called the “land of churches”. It is impossible to single out the best temple in the country, but one of our favorites is the 9th century Tat Monastery, a wonderful building in the indescribable beauty of nature.
4. Chess is a school subject
This inexplicably explains why the Armenians are so strong in this area. The men's team won the European Championship (1999), the World Team Championship (2011), the Chess Olympiad (2006, 2008, 2012), the women's team won the European Championship (2003).