Khor Virap & Noravank

This time our destination is Vayots Dzor region. The first stop will be in Khor Virap, then in

Noravank monastery.

Places to visit:

  • Khor Virap Monastery
  • Areni
  •  Noravank Monastery

On the way to Noravank we will visit Khor Virap monastery, which is one of the most popular destinations in Armenia for a number of reasons, primarily because it is where St. Gregory the Illuminator was imprisoned for 13 years before curing King Trdat III of a disease. This caused the conversion of the king and Armenia into the first officially Christian nation in the world in the year 301. Khor Virap Monastery continues to be a holy site of the Armenian Apostolic Church and an important pilgrimage location. The walled, religious complex also stands before the snowcapped flanks of Mount Ararat, offering a spectacular view of the mountain and cutting a striking silhouette in and of itself. 

Next place to visit is the winery “Areni”, which was founded in 1994 in the village Areni, where the wine from the grapes of the same name is made through thousands of years.

The next destination will be Noravank Monastery, built in the 13th century on the ledge of narrow winding gorge above the Amaghu River, near the city of Yeghegnadzor. The spare lines of the church contrast beautifully with the sharp red rock cliffs, and the dramatic scenery is one of the best reasons to visit Noravank. The monastery is sometimes called Amagu Noravank, to distinguish it from Noravank Monastery in the city of Goris. Amagu is the name of a small settlement which used to stand over the gorge.

Individual tour price: 50,000 AMD

  • Khor Virap
  • Food Options: not included
  • Including: Private guide
  • Category: Daily

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Khor Virap



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