It is no coincidence that the monastery of Khor Virap ("Deep Dungeon") is considered the most sacred place in Armenia – after all, it was in the prison here that Gregory the Illuminator, who later baptized our country, languished for 14 years. It was here that by the power of faith, by the power of his prayer, he was able to resist death, and then gave Armenia a "new life" - this is how the adoption of Christianity as the state religion will be called after 301. Separately, it's worth noting that a beautiful view opens from Khor Virap: this is the closest point from the symbol of Armenia, the biblical Mount Ararat - only 7 km!.
Areni is one of the old and famous villages of Vayots Dzor. The village has ancient sites, several ruined villages, numerous khachkars and beautiful caves. Areni is also rich in nature, rocks, gorges, waterfalls.
Red rocks, the picturesque Amagu gorge and the unique Noravank monastery complex on the top of the mountain. The bas-relief of one of the churches depicts God the Father himself! With his right hand He blesses the Crucifixion, and with his left he holds the head of Adam with a dove hovering above it, symbolizing the Holy Spirit. Panoramic photographs taken from a bird's eye view will remind you of this exciting journey for a long time.