Category Archives: Syunik

Antarashat: A (Needed!) Digital Detox at Hyuratun Antarashatum

Antarashat village

We have visited many remote villages in Armenia, especially in Syunik region, and they all have hidden charms and features. Antarashat is no exception – and our overnight stay there blew our minds! This is a quick recap about why you should visit Antarashat (near Kapan), what to do there, and where to stay in […]

Discovering an Abandoned Soviet Culture House in Shvani Dzor, Armenia

Discovering an Abandoned Soviet Culture House in Shvani Dzor, Armenia

After observing the wonderful and unique town of Meghri, we discovered even more on our journey through the southernmost part of Armenia. This time we went about 3 kilometers away to Shvani Dzor village. Disclaimer: Please note that since writing this, Shvani Dzor village is only able to be visited by Armenian nationals as there […]

Family Restaurant Tonratoon: An Essential (and Delicious!) Road Trip Stop

Shinuhayr Bakery in Syunik

Every once in a while, you come across a business where the passion and story are palpable. Family Restaurant Tonratoon in Syunik is one of those places. And it is a must-visit when you’re on Shinuhayr Highway near Tatev Monastery and other sights in Syunik. When we were traveling in Shinuhayr, we had the opportunity to […]

Hotel Mirhav: The Reason You’ll Never Want to Leave Goris

Reasons to stay at Hotel Mirhav in Goris

We have stayed in several places around the world. And considering comfort, food (ohh… the food), and service, we definitely place Hotel Mirhav in Goris toward the top of that list. On our recent Syunik trip, we had the luxury of staying at Hotel Mirhav and experiencing all they had to offer- from a plov […]

Observing Syunik’s Nature at Tanzatap Wildlife Watchpoint

Tanzatap Wildlife Watch Point-12

Every once in a while, you come across a person whose connection with his or her surroundings just makes you envious and unapologetically inspired. Ashot Arshakyan, the founder of Tanzatap Wildlife Watchpoint, is undoubtedly one of those people. Once I had heard about a new wildlife excursion near Tatev village, I was excited to test […]

How to Visit Shaki Waterfall (and Why You Should + Tips)

Shaki Waterfall is one of the best places to visit in Southern Armenia and the Syunik region- so much that it is included on several organized tours of the aforementioned part of Armenia. This guide details how to visit independently or with a tour, why you should go (seriously, you should!), and some tips to […]