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Garni, Geghard, Sevan and Haghartzin

Duration: 9 hours

Tour route:

The first place is Garni. Garni is one of the largest villages in Armenia. It is famous for the fortress of Garni. The fortress is the only pagan sacred place that survived the introduction of Christianity in the 4th century. He was dedicated to Mihr, the sun god.

This is the only Greco-Roman temple with 24 ionic columns, both in Armenia and in the territory of the former USSR. The devastating earthquake of 1679 destroyed the temple. It was reconstructed in the 20th century.

The Geghard monastery complex (in Armenian - spear) is an outstanding medieval architecture that has come down to us well preserved. Geghard's beautiful landscape is surrounded by high cliffs. Decorative art carved in the rocks reflects and explains the development of the Middle Ages throughout the region. The complex was entered into history in the 4th century as a sacred source inside the cave. Today it is included in the UNESCO list as a World Heritage Site. Return to Yerevan.

A short stop on Lake Sevan to enjoy the “Pearl of Armenia”, which is one of the largest alpine freshwater lakes in the world.

Следующая остановка - Дилижан, самое известное туристическое место, где вы увидите монастырский комплекс Агарцин.

Haghartsin is a monastery, construction of which took three centuries (10-13 c.c.). The place was famous for eagle games as reflected in its name - "Hagh" means a game while "Artsin" a form of "Artsiv" means eagle in Armenian Drive back to Yerevan.