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4-Hour Tour: Garni Temple and Geghard Monastery
"You will be picked up from your hotel in Yerevan and driven to the Pagan Temple of Garni. The temple is the only non-Christian temple currently standing in Armenia. Gracing the hillside the pagan temple was dedicated to the God of Sun Mithra. It was built in 77A.D. by the Armenian King Trdat I. The architectural complex of Garni was Armenia's foremost center of Hellenistic culture and the summer residence of Armenian kings.You will continue driving for 9km's from Garni where you will reach the Monastery of Geghard that is included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Geghard is an incredible ancient Armenian monastery partly carved out of a mountain. Though the monastery has been around since before the 4th century the main cathedral was built in 1215. It is said that the holy lance that pierced the body of Christ was kept there. The architectural forms and the decoration of Geghard's rock premises show that Armenian builders could not only create superb works of a but also hew them in solid rock. You will then be returned to your hotel in Yerevan."""
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"Day Trip to Garni
A day trip to Garni-Gegard-lake Sevan"The tour starts 9:30 in the morning. You will be picked up from hotel and your first stop will be the Arc of Ararat where you can enjoy the fantastic view of mount Ararat. You will then move onto Garni pagan temple which is the only pagan temple in Armenia. Pagan Temple referred to as the well known symbol of pre-Christian Armenia that was converted into a royal summer house. Then you will be taken to UNESCO listed Geghard monastery complex of 13t where you can enjoy the lunch with Sevan lake Iishkhan (trout). You will then be transferred to Yerevan.""""A day tour tour that starts in Yerevan and includes Garni pagan temple
From $59.00
 
4-Hour Tour: Garni Temple and Geghard Monastery
"You will be picked up from your hotel in Yerevan and driven to the Pagan Temple of Garni. The temple is the only non-Christian temple currently standing in Armenia. Gracing the hillside the pagan temple was dedicated to the God of Sun Mithra. It was built in 77A.D. by the Armenian King Trdat I. The architectural complex of Garni was Armenia's foremost center of Hellenistic culture and the summer residence of Armenian kings.You will continue driving for 9km's from Garni where you will reach the Monastery of Geghard that is included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Geghard is an incredible ancient Armenian monastery partly carved out of a mountain. Though the monastery has been around since before the 4th century the main cathedral was built in 1215. It is said that the holy lance that pierced the body of Christ was kept there. The architectural forms and the decoration of Geghard's rock premises show that Armenian builders could not only create superb works of a but also hew them in solid rock. You will then be returned to your hotel in Yerevan."""
From $160.00

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