One bus per day to Yeghegnadzor (1 hr).
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.
- Jermuk Lake - just below Jermuk is a large reservoir lake
- Gndevank Monastery - under the cliffs of Gndevaz village is the fortified monastery of Gndevank. You can hike or bike down the picturesque old canyon road to it as well as scale down the cliffs from the village. The fortifications have a few levels of chambers and passages, the church and gavit are very nice, and there are some cool carvings, khachkars and picnic area.
Water GalleryArcade of different temperatures of hot mineral water coming out of pipes in the wall. Try the different temperatures, which are supposed to be good for different ailments.
SkiGood news for the fans of active rest: Jermuk now boasts a new cable car (ropeway) meeting international standards, which enables the mountain-skiers to enjoy the professional ski-runs. At the last stop of the ropeway a special playground is built for riding sleds. Snowmobiles are available as well.
Soak in the waters!Although those places that have the hot water facilities tend to keep you in bathtubs, with Soviet nurses running around, it's a cool experience, and that is after all what made Jermuk famous.
HikeLots of great hiking opportunities abound, so enjoy the mountains.
address: 2 Miasnikyan Str.Very nicely restored luxury sanatorium.
address: 5B Vardanyan Str.
address: 16 Shahumyan Str.
Jermuk Ashkharh Sanatorium (former Lechkomissiya)phone: +374 287 22443, +374 287 21208, +374 287 26242, +374 287 22433, +374 287 21208address: 20 Shahumyan Str.Amenities: Hot water, TV set, bathroom, toilet, refrigerator, telephone and cold water in all rooms. Surroundings: Parking lot, playground. Buffet, bar, cinema, games room, sauna, tennis, billiard, swimming pool. Different discounts are offered for children of different ages.