Just shortly after our return to Georgia, in the first weekend we just couldn't sit back home and do nothing, we were eager for some travels. So we found this lovely offer on Facebook - short one day trip to Armenia for 40 GEL (it's about $17.00) and here we were heading to Armenia. Since this was not our first trip to neighboring republic we already felt pretty confident about all the border crossings, money exchanges e.t.c.

I must admit I had no clue were we are actually heading to, and that's actually the way I prefer to travel, not much planing, just basic information. I call it a true travel spirit. As it later turned out our tour guide was prepared better, and we were on our way to the barbecue festival in Armenia.

Bellow you will find both map with all the places (they are just 3) and descriptions for each of the places. If you are up to for a short trip travels to Armenia, I can highly recommend you this route and discover the beauty of Armenia.

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So here you go - a short trip to Armenia from Georgia.

Map & Itineary

Barbecue Festival in Akhtala (Armenia)

At the start of September 2015, we booked a one day tour to Armenia. This trip took us to Lori province in Armenia, which actually is pretty close to Georgian border. During this trip we had a stops a...

Haghpat Monastery in Armenia

Haghpat monastery, together with Sanahin monastery, are placed on UNESCO's World Heritage List since 1996. At the start of September we booked a one day tour from Tbilisi to Armen...

Sanahin Monastery in Armenia

Sanahin monastery is located in province of Lori in Armenia, close to Georgian border. Sanahin monastery was second site we visited during our short one day trip to Armenia, just shortly after we visi...

Akhtala Monastery in Armenia

Akhtala monastery was our third and last stop during our short one day trip to Armenia, before returning to Tbilisi. Prior to Akhtala monastery we visited Haghpat monastery and Sanahin monastery. The...

About Lori Province in Armenia

Lori  is a province (marz) of Armenia. It is located in the north of the country, bordering Georgia. Vanadzor is the capital and largest city of the province. Other important towns include Stepanavan, Alaverdiand Spitak. It is home to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Haghpat and Sanahin monasteries and the well-preserved Akhtala monastery, where Armenians, Georgians, and Greeks make an annual pilgrimage on September 20–21. Lori borders Tavushprovince in the east, Kotayk in the southeast, Aragatsotn in the southwest and Shirak in the west.

The province was heavily damaged during the 1988 Armenian earthquake.