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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

Have you ever wondered how people lived in ancient times with no central heating, no electricity and with no modern places of attraction? Have you ever had the desire to appear in the houses of the ancient people? Then Armenia gives you the chance.

Here in the captivating nature of Syunik Province, 8 kilometers away from the town of Goris, you can find yourself in the past and see the cave dwellings that the primeval people lived in. Surprisingly, though, people have still lived there some 50-60 years ago notwithstanding the development of science and life in general.

The sight is called Khndzoresk, a place where a visitor can feel as if the time stopped at some point in the past just for us to admire all the beauty of the wildness. The name Khndzoresk is literally translated from Armenian as “apple like”, as many varities of apple trees were grown here. According to another version the village was called Khor Dzor or Khordzoresk (Deep Gorge) due to its location. The village is also famous for participation in the liberation movement of David Bek.

 

The caves, many of which were carved by men, were used not only as dwellings, but also as a sanctuary (military base). According to an Armenian Catholicos, the houses were situated 20-30 meters far from each other and the inhabitants had to go up and down with the help of ropes. The roof of each cave house was kind of a garden for the other making the impression of a block of flats. With 1800 houses and seven functional schools Old Khndzoresk was the largest village in Eastern Armenia.

At present the Old Khndzoresk has been abandoned by cave inhabitants and is under government protection. However, visitors from all over the world can get acquainted with the village of caves, beautiful ancient churches, very old tombstones, as well as with the two spring monuments and the cemetery of Mkhitar Sparapet, the supreme commander of the armed forces.

The beautifully carved caves fit in perfectly with the canyon, rock formations and the greenness all around.