Goris

Tatev Monastery

Goris is a city in Southern Armenia. The city was possibly the first build in a grid layout in Armenia, with a very quaint regional style of stone architecture. Located along a river in a valley surrounded by mountains, Goris is the last major town in Armenia for travelers continuing to Karabakh. It's also quite difficult to get to Kapan or Meghri, and thus Iran without passing through Goris, making this the gateway of the South. Though Goris or Tatev can be crammed into a day trip from Yerevan, it's much better to spend a few nights in the area, and along the way.

Get in

By bus

By car

Renting a car (with or without driver/guides) or taking a private cab is a more flexible, expensive option.

Get around

Within Goris, it's quite easy to get around on foot.

See

Goris church
Stone Pyramids in Goris
Old Khndzoresk

In town there's a church, a market, the Axel Bakunts Museum and some other minor sites. On the edges of town are some great rock formations which are great for photographers, both from near or far.

Nearby

Eat

There are one or two restaurant/cafes in town, and a few barbecue joints on the highway on the edge of town.

Drink

Where there is food, there is drink.

Sleep

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