Armenia tours Sights

Walking in Dilijan Town, Summer 2012

Most visitors to Armenia spend all of their nights in Yerevan.

Spending a night or two in Dilijan while exploring Tavush Marz is well worth it.

There are plentiful accommodations in Dilijan, from the luxury of the Tufenkian Hotel to much more basic hotels or homes. From Dilijan you can explore up to the Georgian border and the remote Shamshadin region much more easily than from Yerevan, and then continue on to Lori Marz.

Dilijan town central area, Armenia

How to get in Dilijan

Minibus/Van – Take a van (marshrutni) from the Medical University (Pjhishkakan Hamalsaran) on the corner of Abovyan and Koriun to the upper Avtokayaran. From there you can take a marshrutni headed to Ijevan that will stop in Dilijan on the way.

Dilijan town central area, Armenia Dilijan town central area, Armenia

Taxi – a taxi from Yerevan will cost approximately 10,000 dram ($33) one way with a standard meter price. You can probably negotiate a better rate, especially for round trip.

Day tour – many companies offer day tours from Yerevan, which include Dilijan, Haghartsin and Goshavank. They can be cheaper than taking a taxi, and depart in the morning on fixed days of the week.

Where to stay in Dilijan town – Dilijan hotels and rest houses.