Tour to Garni Temple, Geghard Monastery, Symphony of Stones, Charents Arch
Our first stop is the Charents Arch, which offers a truly stunning view of the snow-covered Biblical Mount Ararat, which has become a symbol of Armenia. Continuing our way, we get to the Geghard Monastery standing proudly over the abyss. Geghard is the spear that Longinus plunged into the hypochondrium of Jesus Christ, crucified on the Cross. The monastery, built in the IV century, is carved into the rock and is included in UNESCO. Then we are waiting for Garni. The pagan temple in the Greek style, the stones of which are about two meters long, fastened with staples and pins, is one of a kind. After that, a real miracle of nature awaits us, a symphony of stones. The monument consists of huge symmetrical hexagonal and pentagonal basalt columns (almost 50 meters high), which seem to be handmade because of their extraordinary symmetry. These remarkable rocks were formed under high pressure conditions as a result of cooling and crystallization of volcanic lava.