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Stonehenge - The Oldest In The World

  Duration: 10 days / 9 nights; Tour Type: Cultural, Historical; Best Period: May - October; Distance to be passed: 1300 km; Country: Armenia See more details

Holy Mount Ararat

Duration: 9 days / 8 nights; Tour Type: Cultural, Historical; Best Period: May - October; Distance: ~1080 km; Country: Armenia See more details

Guaranteed Departures

Duration: 8 days / 7 nights; Tour Type: Cultural, Leisure; Best Period: according to set dates; Distance: ~500 km; Country: Armenia See more details

Armenia – Top Destination of the year

Duration: 8 days / 7 nights; Tour type: Cultural, Historical, Wine; Best Period: March - November; Distance to be passed: ~1150 km; Coutnry: Armenia See more details

ARMENIA UNESCO

Duration: 8 days / 7 nights; Tour Type: Historical, Wine, Cognac, Hiking; Best Period: May - October; Distance to be passed: ~1550 km; Country: Armenia See more details

Following the Great Silk Road

Duration: 8 days / 7 nights; Tour Type: Silk Road, Cultural, Historical, Wine; Best Period: May - October; Distance to be passed: ~1050 km Countries: Georgia, Armenia See more details

Feel The Road from Armenia to Karabakh

  Duration: 14 days / 13 nights; Tour Type: Jeeping, Historical, Adventure, Wine Best Period: May - October; Distance: ~1900 km; Countries: Armenia, Nagorno-Karabakh See more details

Pearls of Caucasus

Duration: 13 days / 12 nights Tour type: Cultural, Historical, Wine, Gourmand Best Period: March - December Distance: Countries: Armenia, Georgia See more details
Lori

Situated in the northern part of the Republic of Armenia, Lori region borders in the north with Georgia. The region is the third largest one by its population after the capital Yerevan. The region is rich in water resources including rivers Debed, Dzoraget, and Pambak as well as many rills. The rivers flowing across the region contribute to the wonderful nature of the territory. The mountain arrangement in Lori provides a mild climate protecting from cold northern air masses.

 

Here in the gorgeous panorama of the region one can see the inaccessible fortress town of Lori Berd. Located on a mountainous plateau, the fort has a triangle shape. The deep canyons of Dzoraget and Urut rivers complete the whole picturesque scenery.

 

Sanahin is a medieval monastic complex, a precious gem of Armenian architecture. It is situated in the Debed Canyon of the Lori region, in the village of Sanahin. According to documents and evidence of material culture this structure belongs to the 10th century. The name Sanahin literally translates from Armenian as "this one is older than that one", presumably representing a claim to having an older monastery than the neighbouring Haghpat Monastery.

The monastic complex embraces St. Hakob church (9th century), St. Astvatsatsin church (928-944), as well as St. Amenaprkich church (966) around the main temple. Originally the interiors of St. Astvatsatsin and St. Amenaprkich were decorated with frescoes. But now you can hardly discern any.

 

The vestibules and galleries served as tombs for noble families. Sanahin has several such constructions, but none of them has similar architectural solutions.

 

Haghpat is a lovely village situated in the province of Lori near Alaverdi Town. The village is proud with its magnificent monastic complex of Haghpat built in the 10th century by the Queen Khosrovanush during the reign of the king Ashot Bagratuni III.

The monastery of Haghpat has found its place in the charming setting of the wonderful nature. It is the jewel of the Lori region, and Armenia in general.

 

This masterpiece of the Middle Age Armenian religious architecture is built halfway up a hillside so that it can overlook the Debed River. The location is specially chosen for this purpose. The placement of the monastery protected it from various attacks and concealed from interfering and curious eyes. Despite this the monastery has been attacked and damaged many times.

 

 

The picturesque village of Dsegh is situated on one side of the Debed River. The village is the birthplace of the famous Armenian poet Hovhannes Tumanyan. He is so famous both among children and adults, that by saying Dsegh, we mean Hovhannes Tumanyan, and the contrary. The village hosts Tumanyan house museum. All around the village and inside it you can find basilicas of 654 built by the Mamikonyans, and an ethnographic museum housing artifacts from those times.

 

 

Situated in the center of the region of Lori, on a notably large plateau, the village of Odzun is one of the greatest and most prosperous villages of Armenia. The territory of the village is rich in many numerous monuments constructed in different historical periods. A wonderful example is the church dating back to the 7th century built by Catholicos Hovhan of Odzun. Beside the church, you can see a special funerary monument with two carved pillars showing scenes from Bible and Christianization of Armenia. The monument is decorated with an impressive cornice. Above the cornice, the funerary monument obviously originally had an upper part decorated with winged crosses.

 

 

The monastery of Kobayr was built in 1171. It is located not far from Tumanyan Town, on the high slopes of the Debed gorge. The monastery was built with the order of two sisters, the Kyurikyan princesses. Soon after the construction a Georgian Orthodox family Zakaryans owned the monastery. Later the King Zakaryan was buried here. Already after two centuries of its construction the monastery was seriously damaged by the earthquake. Now the ruins preserve unique murals created. You can see both Armenian and Georgian and Byzantine culture in those murals.