Private half-day tour to Geghard Monastery and Garni temple

Private half-day tour to Geghard Monastery and Garni temple
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$20
Duration: 5 hours
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Description

Amazing discovery tour to the monastery of Geghard and the temple of Garni. Two precious ancient structures are the most highlighted monument of Armenia.

This 4-5 hour amazing short tour presents two diverse architectural monuments of Pagan and Christian Armenia.

In the morning we will take a road to the Monastery of Geghard, located in the province of Kotayk. It is a marvelous monastery complex surrounded by cliffs and mountains. Being partially cut into the rock, it is fully in harmony with nature. This unique example of the Armenian medieval architecture is inscribed on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Next, we will drive to Garni, the only pagan temple in Armenia, which survived after adopting Christianity. It is located not far from Geghard monastery. This is the only standing Greco-Roman colonnaded building in Armenia from the first century A.D., as a temple dedicated to the God of Sun, Mihr. The gorgeous view from the top with mountains and cliffs around will be the best place to take pictures.

After the exploration of these fascinating sights, we will return back to the initial meeting point.

Amazing discovery tour to the monastery of Geghard and the temple of Garni. Two precious ancient structures are the most highlighted monument of Armenia.