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Day trip to Garni and Geghard

Day trip to Garni and Geghard
Day trip to Garni and Geghard

First, visit the Eastern part of Armenia and make a short stop at Charent's Arch, from where you can enjoy a wonderful view to the mount of Ararat. The next stop is the Garni Temple, the only example of a pagan temple left in Armenia. Admire the temple's unique blend of Greco-Roman and Armenian styles, and learn how it was built in the 1st century AD by King Trdat the First and dedicated to the God of Sun. Hear how, after adopting Christianity in 301AD, the pagan temple lost its significance and the fortress of Garni was transformed into a summer residence of the kings. The ruins of the royal palace, including some stunning mosaic works, can be found near the temple.

Continue to Geghard monastery, the unsurpassed masterpiece of 13th century Armenian architecture. Some of the churches of the complex are masterfully hewed in a huge rock, and you'll have chance to explore inside the cave monastery, with its rich sculptural embellishments and many khachkars (cross-stones).

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Stop At: Garni Temple, Geghard Monastery Road H3, Garni Armenia

Explore two of Armenia’s most important spiritual sites on this private half-day tour from Yerevan. Learn the fascinating history of the Garni pagan temple, then tour the magnificent cliff-side Geghard monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: The Monastery of Geghard, Geghard Armenia

Geghard monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Duration: 2 hours

Duration:4 to 5 hours
Commences in:Yerevan, Armenia

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