Khor Virap Monastery stands on the left bank of the Araks River, in the shadow of Mount Ararat. It was here that the 4th century founder of the Armenian Apostolic Church, Grigor Lusavorich (Gregory the Illuminator) was imprisoned in a deep pit (”Khor Virap”) for thirteen years before beginning his ministry (with the king T’rdat III) to convert the kingdom to Christianity.
Areni Winery, degustation and presentation of local wine. Areni grapes have been made into wine since historical time. In fact, this region finds its mention in the bible where it is mentioned that winemaking dates back to the time when forefather Noah planted a grape along the slopes of Mount Ararat. This dark skinned grape is known for its ability to make a full bodied red wine.
Noravank Monastery (13-14th centuries), an architectural gemstone nestled among brick-red cliffs, just above a deep gorge. Noravank was a major cultural center of its time. The road to Noravank follows the Gnishik River Canyon, eight kilometers of stunning terrain and spectacular rock formations, which appear from the abundant volcanic deposits in the region.
Jermuk Waterfall is one of the most picturesque waterfalls in Armenia. Waterfall located in the health resort of Jermuk at an altitude of 2000 meters above the sea level. Jermuk Waterfall is of 70 meters height and is also called “Mermaid’s hair”, as it reminds female hair.
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