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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

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Tavush

 

The region of Tavush is situated in the north-east of Armenia bordering with Georgia in the north, and Azerbaijan in the east. Archeological explorations have proved that the region of Tavush has been inhabited since the Stone Age period. Now Tavush is a wonderful region the half of which is covered with thick forests. The region is rich in monastic complexes, fortresses, khachkars (cross-stones), bridges, tombs, natural and handmade monuments, and cultural constructions.

 

Goshavank monastery is another masterpiece of ancient Armenian architecture. Situated in the dense oak woods of the splendid Dilijan district in the village of Gosh, Goshavank used to be a major medieval university with a depository of manuscripts. Armenian, Greek, Latin, some other foreign languages, as well as music were taught here. Besides being an educational institution, manuscripts have been created and copied here. Goshavank monastery was constructed in 1188 on the place of ancient Getik monastery destroyed by the earthquake. Mkhitar Gosh, a brilliant Armenian scholar, statesman, author of numerous fables and parables as well as the first criminal code, took part in the reconstruction of the monastery. His name was later given to the monastery.

Located in the vicinity of turbulent mountain rivers and village houses, Goshavank is free of outer walls. Only the peasants’ houses surround the monastery, some of them being at a considerable distance. The gorgeous landscape makes this site a most popular tourist destination.

 

Founded in the 10-13th century, Haghartsin monastery is situated in the woodlands of Tavush region, near the densely forested region of Dilijan. New buildings were added to the monastery during later times. The complex consists of St. Grigor, St. Astvatsatsin (The Mother of God), St. Stepanos churches and other buildings. A huge oak tree, almost the age of the monastery, complements the whole scenery. Lush forests and mountains add to the beauty of the whole complex.

Each part of the monastic complex is of significant beauty and value therefore Haghartsin together with Goshavank is subject to become a World Heritage Site.

 

The influential artistic feature of the complex of Haghartsin is St. Astvatsatsin church. It is also the largest building of the whole complex. Harmonious arches decorate the dome of the church. Triangular ledges and spheres connect the bases of the columns, giving a majestic look to the building.

 

Makaravank is a monastic complex dating back to the 10-13th centuries. The complex is situated 6 km away from the village of Achajur, in the forested region of Tavush. The complex consists of churches, a vestry (or a gavit) and other constructions of secondary importance, such as a bread bakery of the 13th century and a spring well of the 12th centuries.

 

The earliest among them is Makaravank church with a cross-wing dome. The rich carved ornamentations of flowers and interlaced lines set the church apart from other structures of this type. These ornaments can be seen on the wall of the altar, as well as on the interior framings of the main window. Makaravank, as well as St. Astvatsatsin are built of big pieces of roughly cut dark-pink and red tuff, the main natural construction material of Armenian Highland that has been utilized by the local masons from ancient times to present day.

 

The picturesque village of Enokavan is located in the northeastern part of Armenia in the green region of Tavush. One part of the village is a nice valley; the other side is a deep canyon. The canyon includes three caves with a length of 10-30 meters, a width of 15 meters and a height of 1-10 meters. The caves were once used by shepherds during summer time, as well as in autumn as a shelter for themselves and for the herd of sheep.

Here, in the dense forests, everyone can taste the flavor of wild pear, plum, cherry, raspberry, and strawberry. The local people make healthy jams from those types of fruit.

The roundabouts of the village are so beautiful that it is often called Armenian Switzerland. The village is a excellent place for camping. The various rest houses, two-storied cottages and camps are here to host every traveler and treat them as a special guest.