Tour to Odzun, Sanahin, Haghpat, Zarni-Parni Caves, Mendz Er Cave, Akhtala
The Lori region is rich in history and heritage, and many attractions are located in the most obscure and mind-blowing places. Odzun is the largest village in Lori, located almost on the edge of the Debed Gorge. The pearl of the village is the Odzun Church, one of the earliest Christian churches in Armenia after the Echmiadzin Cathedral. The Sanahin Monastery and the Haghpat Monastery are attractions not only in the Lori region, but also throughout Armenia due to their architectural and spiritual values and heritage. Both sites are located on a plateau and are about 15 km from each other. The monasteries are a mixture of Byzantine church architecture and Caucasian traditional architecture of about 10-13 centuries. Both monasteries are charming places that are included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. The next stop is the cave-fortress complex Zarni-Parni. A historical museum has been created in the completely cleaned and restored castles, which presents rare specimens representing the life and culture of the local population, plows, pottery and other household items. TThen we are heading to another cave complex. Mendz Er is cave-fortress in Lori region. There are many prehistoric artifacts have been found in this place, which are now on display in the cave museum. And a local restaurant offers a wonderful view of the untouched nature of the Lori region. And a local restaurants of both cave's offers a wonderful view of the untouched nature of the Lori region.