Duration: 5 hours
The Garni Temple is beautifully situated among the mountains and the gorge of the Azat River. If we go down into the ravine, we will see one of the wonders of our nature – the Symphony of Stones.
Not far from the church, the cultural center “Noyan Aigi” (Noy’s Garden) was recently opened, where tourists can participate in many master classes, have lunch or taste Armenian wine and cognac, and, if desired, buy many interesting souvenirs.
After visiting the Garni temple, we will continue our excursion to the monastery complex Geghard (12th-13th centuries). The monastery was founded in the IV century on the site of a sacred spring, originating in the cave. Therefore, initially it was called Ayrivank, which means “cave monastery”. According to the legend, the founder of the monastery was St. Gregory the Illuminator.
Geghard simply amazes tourists with its beauty and majestic views.
The monastic complex and the whole area around the complex are included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. A part of the temples of the monastery complex is completely hollowed out inside the rocks.
After the tour you can buy Armenian national pastries – gata.
When we return to Yerevan, we go to a very cozy and hospitable place – Spa – center ” Aya Maria “, where you will take part in a master class on baking lavash, taste fresh baked bread in the bosom of nature, and get acquainted with folk songs and dances. We return to Yerevan with excellent mood.