Garni, a reconstructed Hellenic temple (originally from the 1st century) located at the Avan Gorge. Nearby Geghard is an early Christian rock monastery from the 4th century, augmented by the Zakarians in the 13th century. Catch someone singing in the upper chapel (as we did) – the acoustics are terrific.
How to get there: As public transportation makes it a bit tricky to visit both sites in one day, we took a tour with Sati (21 Mashtots Avenue) for around $8 per person.
Article Series - Armenia Tourist Sites, Yerevan Day Trips
- A Day Trip to Armenia’s Khor Virap Monastery
- A Day Trip to Echmiadzin
- A Day Trip to Garni and Geghard
- A Day Trip to Lake Sevan, Armenia
- Haghartsin Monastery, Armenia