Category Archives: Vayots Dzor

A Complete Travel Guide to Noravank Monastery (Tips & More!)

Noravank Monastery travel guide (Things to do in Noravank and how to get there)-6

Noravank Monastery is one of the best places to visit in Armenia, especially for those wanting to pair stunning scenery with deep-rooted Armenian history.  This is our travel guide to Noravank Monastery.  It includes how to visit, why you should visit, facts, and more! If you’re looking for a tour to Noravank Monastery, please check […]

Momik Wines: The Ultimate Armenian Wine Tasting Experience

Momik Wines

Vayots Dzor is probably the most otherworldly and diverse region in Armenia and it is the cradle of wine as the oldest winery has been found in Areni village inside of Areni-1 Cave. The wine produced in Areni is one of the best in Armenia and in the entire Caucasus. Areni is known for being […]

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 […]

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)

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 approximately 7000 years old?  That’s right!  The Areni-1 cave is exactly what you are looking for and it […]

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 […]