From Yerevan we will depart at 7:00 a. m. Our road will pass through the cities of Armenia Gavar and Vardenis, along Lake Sevan. The first stop will be the famous
monastery complex Hayravank, which was built in the late 9th century, otherwise we may visit the Church of Saint Astvatsatsin (Holy Mother of God) in Vardenis. After, our way will pass through the incomparable Qarvajar’s
mountains and Tartar’s river gorge. Our next destination will be the hot springs of Karvachar
(Jermajur), there we may rest and relax in the natural water pools, which is incredibly
Further, the colorful mountain road will lead us to the amazing place Dadivank. The monastery
was founded by St. Dadi, a disciple of Thaddeus the Apostle who spread Christianity in Eastern
Armenia in the first century AD. The main parts of the monastery were built in the 9th century and the period in which the monastery took its original unique shape was the 13th century.
Historians say that Mkhitar Gosh lived in Dadivank, when he worked on his Datastanagirk (Law Code).
Dadivank complex includes two chapels, two churches, monastic cells, a porch, a chapel, a bell tower, a book depository, hotels, workshops and other buildings.
In 1994 the monastery was reopened and consecrated. The outside part of the
Church is decorated with wonderful patterns and ornaments, and the internal part of the Church is covered with the luxurious frescoes and inscriptions.
We will return to Yerevan, with new impressions, history knowledge and positive energy, in the evening.