Sisian is a city in Southern Armenia. It is a pleasant if unremarkable town, always cooler than Yerevan. It is a good base to visit Ughtasar mountain, and the thousands of petroglyphs on top. A river runs through the town, which has an ancient church called Sisavan on top of a small rise in the center.

Get in

By bus

Several marshrutkas a day to Yerevan (4hrs) and 1-2 to Goris (45 mins).

By taxi

Taxis can be found at the bus junction. They can drive to nearby attractions for quite reasonable prices and also to Goris for 6000AMD.

Get around

Walking around town is easy enough.


Shaki waterfall
St. Gregory the Illuminator church
Zorats Karer
Spandaryan reservoir in Sisian
Ughtasar petroglyphs



Bike, hike, swim, explore.


The art school has some kids arts and crafts on sale sometimes, and Ashot, the well known local painter who is heavily influenced by the petroglyphs also sells his paintings out of his studio.


The hotels are the best place to have a bite, or a barbecue joint.


Get out

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