Armenia is a Eurasian country located in the southern part of the Caucasus mountain range; bordered by Georgia to the north, Azerbaijan to the east, Iran to the south and Turkey to the west, while it has no access to the sea. The capital, the largest city of the country, is Yerevan, also called "pink city" due to the characteristic pink shade of several buildings made by the volcanic stone "duff". A small country inhabited by approximately 3,000,000 people but with great history and culture, since it is the first state to adopt Christianity as an official religion at the beginning of the 4th century. The official language is Armenian, while many of Armenians speak Russian fluently as the country was part of the former Soviet Union. Its currency is the Dram (AMD) which in the Armenian language means "money" and is related to the Greek drachma.
Historically, Armenia maintains good relations with all countries of the world except Azerbaijan and Turkey. Yet, is one of the countries that maintain a strong alliance with Russia.
Financially, the country had several problems after the dissolution of the USSR after losing Moscow's support, but also impacted by the border closing with Azerbaijan and Turkey. However, Armenia managed to operate major economic reforms that helped dramatically reduce inflation and led to a steady growth in the country.
Armenia is directly connected by air with Athens and the journey takes just over two and a half hours.