You are here

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.

You are here

Garni, Armenia

You are here

Garni, Armenia

No video has been added yet

See it on following tours

Rating:
4.25
4.254545385187322

Georgia - Armenia

10 days / Private tour
Tbilisi Yerevan

Discover warm hospitality and breathtaking nature of Georgia and unique traditions and spiritual heritage of Armenia.

Rating: 4.70
From
$2,372

Eurasia Drive Adventure

26 days / Private tour
Istanbul Ankara Yerevan Tbilisi Baku
Unique drive tour through Turkey, Armenia, Georgia & Azerbaijan on well-equipped 4x4 Land Rover in a group of adventure seekers.
Rating: 4.00
From
$12,750