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10 Places That Deserve More Travelers

Tatev monastery, Armenia

10 Places That Deserve More Travelers
Head off the typical tourist trail to explore these surprising destinations.

Armenia

Why Go Now: Few people know that Armenia was the first country in the world to adopt Christianity as a state religion, in A.D. 301. And Armenia’s ancient churches—massive, sprawling complexes of ruins nestled into the wildly green canyons and mountaintops of the countryside—are among the world’s best preserved.

Europe’s oldest cities (part 1)

While many of the world’s oldest cities, settled around the Fertile Crescent in the Middle East, are off-limits to travellers at present, Europe’s most ancient settlements are very much open to visitors. These are the continent’s 16 oldest continually inhabited.

Zadar, Croatia
When did the earliest inhabitants settle? 900 BC

Travel to Georgia

Georgia map

Situated at the strategically important crossroads where Europe meets Asia, Georgia has a unique and ancient cultural heritage, and is famed for its traditions of hospitality and cuisine.

Over the centuries, Georgia was the object of rivalry between Persia, Turkey and Russia, before being eventually annexed by Russia in the 19th century.