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Garni, Armenia
Garni is a large village in the Kotayk Province which is central of Armenia.

The most notable attraction of this time-honored village is the magnificent and historic temple of Garni, which was completed in 1st century AD to worship the God of the sun Mihr. The temple is in the classical Ancient Greek style and is the only wholly preserved sample of Hellenistic architecture in Armenia.

Another site worth for visiting is the incredible Geghard monastery. The medieval monastery complex was founded in the 4th century by Gregory the Illuminator at the site of a sacred spring inside a cave.

Located at the head of the Azat valley, and surrounded by towering cliffs, its remarkable rock-cut temples and tombs are an exceptionally well preserved and eminent example of medieval Armenian monastic architecture and decorative art, with many innovative features which had a profound effect on subsequent development of the region.

See it on following tours

Private tour  |  Nearest Date:

10 days

7 cities

2 countries

Tbilisi | Sighnaghi | Kazbegi | Mtskheta | Gori | Yerevan | Etchmiadzin

Explore unique traditions and spiritual heritage of Georgia and Armenia while traveling around the capitals of Tbilisi and Yerevan, Uplistsikhe Caves and UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Mtskheta and the cathedral and churches of Etchmiadzin.
Private tour  |  Nearest Date:

12 days

9 cities

3 countries

Baku | Sheki | Tbilisi | Sighnaghi | Kazbegi | Mtskheta | Gori | Yerevan | Etchmiadzin

Explore the historical sites, enjoy the hands-on master-class and tastings of local cuisines and drinks and experience breathtaking nature during your tour of Azerbaijan, Georgia and Armenia.
E.g., Sep 26 2018