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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

Armenia is truly full of numerous churches, but even in the diversity of those churches you can never find one resembling the other. It is typical not only for Armenian churches but also all Armenian architecture in general.

The Monastery of Noravank is not an exception. Literally translated from Armenian, Noravank means “New Monastery”. The monastery was built in the 13th century. The place is famous for the red cliffs. The monastery of Noravank is well known for its two storied St. Astvatsatsin church. Narrow stones attached to the face of the church lead to the second floor of the church. The medieval Armenian architects and sculptors decorated so delicately the walls of the church St. Astvatsatsin . Every single detail is deliberately designed and pleasant even for the eyes of a modern man.

The whole magic of Noravank trip attracts a traveler just at the point of turning the road to Noravank. The narrow road leading to the monastery is blocked by beautiful rocks on both sides. And after a few minutes drive you will appear on the rock where the complex is situated. Once there high above the main road you have the impression as if you are in heaven, and if you stretch your hand you will touch the sky.

Noravank complex includes St. Astvatsatsin church with amazing cross decorations on walls, St. Karapet church with a striking depiction of God the Father and vordan red or cochineal red ornaments on the ceiling. The cochineal red plays an inseparable role in the history of Armenia and its culture. Here one may have an opportunity to admire the cross-stones made by khachkar master Momik.

The monastic complex has an interesting love story behind. The famous master Momik fell in love with the daughter of a prince. And the girl fell in love with him too. Then the prince called the master to him and promised that if he could build a beautiful monastery all on his own, without any help, he would let Momik marry his daughter. Then the master began the construction and was done even earlier than agreed before. The prince learnt about it and sent his servant to the monastery. Then the servant pushed the master from the dome of the monastery and killed him. And the last stone that he squared became his gravestone.

So due to the great love of the master and the princess the world has the chance to enjoy the monastery of incredible beauty.