Category Archives: Shirak

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! […]

How to Visit Marmashen Monastery (History + My Experience)

How to visit Marmashen Monastery in Armenia

Looking for some cool things to do near Gyumri when visiting the city? One of the best places to visit is Marmashen Monastery, only a 20-minute journey outside of the city. This guide details the history of Marmashen, my experience visiting the Shirak monastery, and some quick tips on how to get there from Gyumri. […]

32 Things to Do in Gyumri, Armenia’s Soulful & Creative City

Gyumri is Armenia’s second city and arguably its creative capital. This is a guide of things to do in Gyumri.  It will contain what to do in Gyumri for culture, history, and food lovers alike. Things to Do in Gyumri Located in the Northern part of Armenia’s Shirak province is the picturesque city of Gyumri. […]

16 Places to Stop on a Yerevan to Gyumri Road Trip (+ Map)

Dashtadem Fortress

Armenia is filled with mind-blowing road trips and on those road trips, you will find plenty of places to stop and break up the journey. These are the best stops to make on a Yerevan to Gyumri road trip. While there are a couple of routes that will take one to Gyumri from Yerevan, we […]

Amasia: Reasons to Check Out Shirak’s Most Colorful Village

Things to do in Amasia, Armenia - Shirak Marz-8

Amasia is not particularly a place that comes to mind for most travelers visiting Armenia, but the small village in Shirak is definitely worth a pit-stop on a Lake Arpi journey or if you’re looking for day trips from Gyumri. This is a quick guide detailing a few reasons to stop by colorful Amasia and […]