If you are looking for cultural inspiration and haven’t plunged into the magical world of history for a long time, then you are definitely in the right place. Enrich your spirit with us during an exciting journey through Armenia. Open up Five UNESCO Heritage Places in one the most ancient countries in the whole world.
Arrival to the airport Zvartnots
Transfer to the Hotel in Yerevan
An interesting fact: the Etchmiadzin Museum stores the most ancient relics of the Christian world: the spear of Longinus, with which Jesus was pierced, a piece of Noah’s Ark, the relics of St. Stephen, a particle of the staff of the Apostle Bartholomew.
Quote about Armenian hospitality: “I will give you all the flame of my heart. I will give you the fire of my joy and I will give you sparks of joy – I will pick everything up to the coal. Do not freeze in the middle of winter – I will give everything”.
An interesting fact: in Zvartnots there is one of the oldest and largest “marans” (wine cellar) in all of Transcaucasia.
Haghpat Monastery. After a few hours of driving along the road surrounded by mountain landscapes, you find yourself in a medieval Armenian fairy tale, where every stone and every door is filled with the spirit of antiquity. The monastery complex of Haghpat and its one-of-a-kind Khachkar “Amenaprkich” will burn into your memory, leaving an indelible mark there until the end of your days.
An interesting fact: the famous Armenian ashug-gusan (musician) of the 18th century, Sayat-Nova, lived and worked in the monastery, whose songs are still performed not only by Armenians, but also by Georgians, Turks, Iranians and Azerbaijanis.
Cave Mendz-Er. It’s time to relax and have a delicious meal near the ancient and former inhabited Mendz-Er cave, inside which today a real ethnographic museum is open. The main feature of the restaurant and the cave is their location high above a steep cliff with gorgeous views.
Sanahin Monastery. Visiting the Lori region, overlooking Sanahin, beloved by the Armenian people, is probably the worst mistake that any tourist and even a local resident can make. That is why we are transporting you through the eastern mountain serpentines to another all-Christian treasury – Sanahin Monastery. The unique architecture of its kind will surprise even the most experienced traveler.
An interesting fact: the monastery was built by the Bagratuni dynasty, which became the last royal dynasty of Greater Armenia before the Muslim invasion.
Quote: “No matter how sharply they pierce my heart our wounds so soaked with blood, Even then I love my orphaned and my bloodied, dear Armenia.” – Yeghishe Charents.
An interesting fact: in the monastery of Geghard, the spear of Longinus was kept – the very tool with which the Roman legionary pierced the body of Christ. Hence the name “Geghard” (from the Armenian “spear”).
An interesting fact: Lavash cooking technique is included in the UNESCO Intangible Heritage List.
An interesting fact: the Duduk melody is included in the UNESCO Intangible Heritage List.
Transfer to the Airport Zvartnots