As the days grow cooler and darker in the Middle East, Azerbaijan gets ready to welcome winter. In many regions, the shortened days with frigid temperatures seem like a turnoff, but in Azerbaijan those days call for celebrations.
Winter presents an assortment of activities and festivals that honours the uniqueness of the season. It is pretty long as it lasts approximately from November to March with activities that abound.
For travellers wondering how to enjoy winter in Azerbaijan, the country's tourism department has listed eight ideas for family fun.
Azerbaijan has a comprehensive calendar of activities for both youngsters and adults throughout the year, regardless of the weather conditions. Therefore, families can enjoy a host of activities and create the best winter vacation memories.
Archeological data testify that the city can be considered one of the oldest settlements in the Caucasus; many finds on its territory are dated as old as 2,500 years.
The city can boast many historical and architectural places of interest, but its pride is the ancient majestic royal palace of Shekin khans erected in the 18 th century without a single nail (!) with magnificent wall paintings and tracery windows in the stone citadel. Very attractive are Gemsen-Geresen fortress (8-9 th centuries), numerous caravanserais, house of Sheki Khans, Djuma Mosque (18th century), the Gileilin Mosque minaret (18th century), and medieval baths.
7 Days and 6 Nights
3* Hotel - $ 800 per person
4* Hotel - $ 1050 per person
5* Hotel - $ 1350 per person
● 6 nights at hotel