Jermuk, Armenia

Since Soviet times, the upmarket spa town of Jermuk has been a popular vacation spot due to its precious mineral water treatment sanitoriums. In the old days, people would sign up for 18-day courses with medically supervised immersions in Jermuk’s waters. The town is also attractive for its blissfully cool summer temperatures its modest ski slope and its breathtaking verdant landscape, visible on the drive into town.