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Stop At: Garni Temple, Geghard Monastery Road H3, Garni Armenia
This fantastic tour will introduce you to the exotic Pagan history of Armenia, and show the later development and spread of Christianity in the country. The first stop is Garni Temple (77 A.D.) –it is the only standing heathen temple in the whole post-Soviet area. The temple gracefully stands on a high plateau overlooking the Azat river gorge. The greek-roman bath house with the mosaic, made out of 30,000 pieces of natural stones, as well as the ruins of the royal palace, will take you to 3rd century A.D.
Duration: 45 minutes
Stop At: Charent's Arch, Garni Armenia
Charents Arch is located on the road to Garni (and ultimately Geghard Monastery as well) and is used as a spectacular place to view Mt. Ararat and her valley. On a clear day it provides a simply spectacular view. There is enough room for several cars to park, and would accomodate a picnic or rest. The Arch has enough cover under it that if it were a rainy day a group could still enjoy the surroundings and experience there without getting too wet.
Duration: 15 minutes
Stop At: The Monastery of Geghard, Geghard Armenia
The Monastery complex of Geghard is another historical site included to this tour. St. Geghard symbolizes the lance with which the Roman centurion pierced Jesus after crusifixion. Later the lance had been brought to Armenia and kept in Geghard Monastery for 5 centuries. The complex presents Armenia of 13th century, which is considered to be the Golden Age of the country’s architecture. However, the most astonishing part of this complex is its architectural solution churches drilled into the solid rock that were constructed in accordance to the rules of Armenian architecture.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Lake Sevan, Lake Sevan, Gegharkunik Province
The next stop is Lake Sevan known as a blue gem of the Armenian mountain scape. The Lake is situated at the height of 1900 m above sea level and surrounded by a vast chain of mountains.
It is mandatory condition to get acquainted with the culture of each country by tasting its national dishes and by disclosing of its ingredients. In the frames of the tour the guests will be served with traditional Armenian dishes.
Duration: 1 hour