Author Archives: Raffi Berberian

How to Visit the 8th-Century Tanahat Monastery (+ Photos!)

How to Visit the 8th-Century Tanahat Monastery (+ Photos!)

Isolated but not hard to reach, Tanahat Monastery is a beautiful place to visit in the Vayots Dzor Province and is a great stop if you are driving to Syunik! What remains of the Tanahat Monastery are the Saint Stepanos and Saint Nshan (Holy Sign) churches, both from the 13th century.  But according to the […]

How to Visit Boloraberd Fortress (Proshaberd) and More!

Boloraberd Fortress (Proshaberd), How to Visit & More

Vayots Dzor is one of the most undiscovered regions in Armenia and the Boloraberd Fortress, or Proshaberd, is one of the lesser-known sights in the province. This guide details a bit of the history of Boloraberd, along with some quick tips for how to reach it. Let us know if you have any comments or […]

Areni-1 Cave: How to Visit the World’s Oldest Winery (+ Tips)

Areni 1 Cave in Armenia-3

During your travels in Armenia you will wonder at all of the amazing historic sites and probably think “wow, this church is over 1000 years old!”  Well, how would you like to visit a site that is 7000 years old?  That’s right!  The Areni-1 cave is exactly what you are looking for and it is […]

Spitakavor Monastery: History, How to Visit, & More!

Spitakavor Monastery

If you are looking for a little off-road adventure (actually it’s a rough dirt road) with beautiful panoramic views and interesting medieval and modern history, look no further than Spitakavor Monastery!  Located in the Vayots Dzor Province, it is a manageable drive from Yeghegnadzor, the provincial capital of Vayots Dzor.  I stayed at the scenic […]

Visiting Harichavank Monastery: Tips, History, & More!

Harichavank Monastery

A gorgeous monastery in the Shirak marz that definitely doesn’t get the attention it deserves is Harichavank Monastery. This post will detail its history, my experience visiting Harichavank, and some tips about how to get there. If you are a fan of this site, you should already know that the city of Gyumri is a […]

Trchkan Waterfall: How to Visit + Tips from My Trip There

Trchkan Waterfall in Armenia

Looking to visit another stunning Armenian waterfall? This is a quick guide to visiting Trchkan Waterfall – including a few facts about it, my experience traveling there, and how to get there. Have you been to Trchkan Waterfall? Let us know your experience in the comments and any tips you may have for other travelers! […]