hiking around Dilijan

One Week in Armenia. An Itinerary for a First Timer

December 21, 2015 / 17 comments
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You are coming to Armenia for the very first time. You are excited yet confused. You are not sure what to expect. Even Uncle Google doesn’t seem to know too much about this mysterious destination. Sit back and relax. Here is a ready-made itinerary for a perfect week in Armenia designed for a beginner. Day…

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Lion of Vank Village Karabakh

5 Things To Do in Vank Village

December 9, 2015 / 2 comments
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Are you planning a trip to the Republic of Nagrno Karabakh? Well… while exploring the must-see sites of Artsakh, make sure to stop by the village of Vank, which is situated in Martakert region of Artsakh. The distance between Stepanakert, the capital of Artsakh, and Vank village is approximately 50km. The village is surrounded with impressive nature…

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Gandzasar

Gandzasar or the Mount of Treasures

December 7, 2015 / 2 comments
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Oh no… do not think you are going to read about gold, silver or diamonds hidden in the bowels of Gandzasar Mountain or money placed in a box buried deep down in the ground… It is the treasures of exceptional Armenian architecture and Holy relics hidden inside the Monastery of Gandzasar that we recommend to…

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Rabati Castle in Georgia

Rabati Castle Complex – The Georgian Disneyland

September 25, 2015 / 0 comments
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Well, not exactly a Disneyland or an amusement park, but one of the top touristic attractions of Georgia representing a multi-ethnic history. Occupying approximately seven hectares territory, the castle complex is comprised of a mosque, a minaret, a synagogue, a Christian church, a palace, a citadel, as well as landscaped gardens, vineyards on terraces, outdoor pools with fountains,…

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Monastery of Geghard in Armenia

Legends of Armenian Churches: Geghard Monastery

September 17, 2015 / 0 comments
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Geghard Monastery, one of the most popular pilgrimage sites in Armenia, is believed to be founded by the first Catholicos St. Gregory the Illuminator at the beginning of the 4th century during the first years after the Kingdom of Armenia adopted Christianity as its state religion in 301 A.D. The monastery sits 40 kilometers south-east of the capital…

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Sculture of the men in Yerevan

The Unnoticed Details of Yerevan

September 14, 2015 / 0 comments
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Most of the travellers are keen to explore a new city with a long to-do list trying not to miss anything. Well, visitors to Yerevan also have such a list full of known spots, sightseeing, common roads and activities. Yerevan is full of cute details, either new or ancient, details that give the city a…

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Paravakar Landscape

Welcome to Paravakar Village

August 28, 2015 / 0 comments
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Not long ago, I had an unforgettable escape to Paravakar village where my ancestors grew up. This very cozy and small village in Tavush Province of Armenia has its special place in my heart. As a child, I used to spend summer holidays at my grandparents’ house surrounded with love and care. On the one…

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Monument Artsakh

Must See in Artsakh

August 15, 2015 / 0 comments
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Nagorno-Karabakh (Artsakh), the high-altitude Earthly Paradize in the South Caucasus, is renown for its woody mountains, the heavenly canyon of Hunot, medieval churches, monasteries, quaint villages, hospitality and mouth-watering natural food. In case you are planning a trip to the Republic of Mountainous Karabakh, we recommend visiting the former capital city of Shushi with its war-damaged streets…

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Etchmiatsin Cathedral Armenia

Welcome to Etchmiadzin – the Christian Pilgrimage

July 25, 2015 / 0 comments
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So, is it the city of Etchmiadzin or Vagharshapat? That is the first thing you might be interested to know as a tourist. Well, it is Vagharshapat, which is commonly known as Etchmiadzin – located in Armavir Province of Armenia, west of the capital city of Yerevan. Here are some important facts you might be interested to…

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Odzun Holy Mother of God Church

Welcome to Odzun Village: wonders to explore

June 17, 2015 / 0 comments
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Historical village of Odzun situated high above Debed Gorge on a plateau in Lori Province of Armenia attracts architecture and nature- lovers with its architectural monuments from different centuries and glorious landscapes. Photo by Edgar Harutyunyan / It is believed the name Odzun (translated from Armenian odzel -«օծել» as “to ordain”) was given to the…

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View of Gyumri Armenia

Must See in Gyumri

May 9, 2015 / 0 comments
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The northern Armenian town of Gyumri situated 126 kilometers north of the capital city of Yerevan is the second largest city in Armenia and the capital of Shirak Province. Gyumri, a disaster zone since 1988, after a huge earthquake pummeled the city, is currently reviving and turning into an appealing city with hope for a new…

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Ghazanchetsots Cathedral Artsakh

Ghazanchetsots Cathedral of Christ the Holy Savior, the Pride of Shushi

April 10, 2015 / 0 comments
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If you believe Jdrduz (or Canyon of Hunot) is the most mysterious part of Shushi, you should definitely pay a visit to the pride of Shushi, Ghazanchetsots Cathedral of Christ the Holy Savior. Ghazanchetsots Cathedral of Christ the Holy Savior, built between 1868 and 1887, is one of the biggest Armenian churches. It sits in…

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