Garni Geghard Vernissage Tour

Garni Geghard Vernissage Tour
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$92.94
Duration: 7 hours
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Garni Geghard Vernissage Tour

After breakfast departure to Geghard Monastery (13th c.) – a monastery which is hewn out from a cave. The monastery had been originally named Ayrivank meaning "the Monastery of the Cave". The name commonly used for the monastery today, Geghard, or more fully Geghardavank meaning "the Monastery of the Spear". The monastery is also included in the UNESCO World Heritage list.

Continue our journey to Garni Pagan Temple from 1st c. The temple was built by Armenian King Tiridates and was dedicated to the God of Sun Mithra.   Garni is the only Hellenistic temple existing nowadays in Armenia. The stairs of the temple are made huge and high which means that every human being climbing up the stairs is condescending to God of Sun.

Drive back to Yerevan to visit Vernissage flea market which offer many kinds of national souvenirs, jewelry and many traditional items.          

*Garni entrance fee – 3 USD per person

Garni Geghard Vernissage Tour