Category Archives: Vayots Dzor

Hiking the Old Martiros Loop (& Waterfall Trail) in Vayots Dzor

Old Martiros Hike in Vayots Dzor-11

Vayots Dzor is definitely one of Armenia’s best hiking areas and you’ll find some of the coolest hikes with HIKEArmenia there! This is a quick glimpse into my time hiking the Old Martiros Loop and the Martiros Waterfall hike! I recently stayed at the wonderful Old Martiros Guesthouse in the village and had the chance […]

Areni Wine Festival: What to Expect at Armenia’s Most Delicious Celebration

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Each year, travelers and locals wait in anticipation for one of the biggest wine festivals in Armenia, and one of the biggest in the entire region. That festival is the Areni Wine Festival! There are many festivals in Armenia like the Yerevan Wine Days, but the Areni Wine Festival is probably the most popular and […]

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 […]

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

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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 […]

7 Incredible Things to Do in Yeghegis (and Nearby!)

Smbataberd Fortress in Yeghegis

It has taken me far too long to reach the depths of Yeghegis in Vayots Dzor, but I finally was able to make it down that way and I was completely blown away! This guide details the best things to do in Yeghegis if you’re a first-time visitor. I, honestly, envision this area developing further […]

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 […]