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Nov 2, 2018
“Interesting cave church complex”
Jul 29, 2018
“Beautiful little church just up the hill.”
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
Areni Village, Areni 3604, Armenia
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Reviewed 2 November 2018

We visited this unusual cave church which is surrounded by beautiful mountainous scenery and is still used as a church by the locals who then they enjoy picnics together before returning home.

Thank Mike J
Reviewed 30 July 2018

Church is surrounded by a cemetery worth having a look at the graves and getting impressed by Armenias different culture of burying people. When moving on from there you reach an amazing peach tree plantation with a little river running alongside.

Thank CathrinHana
Reviewed 24 October 2017

This small church is situated in Areni village. There is a natural wall - rock behind the church, the view is amazing. The way up tо the church is hard to overcome, but you can enjoy the panoramic view on the village. Humble architecture and...More

Thank attlanttida
Reviewed 11 July 2016

St. Astvatsatsin Church is situated a little distance away from Areni proper. It is a short hike uphill. But make sure you visit it during the annual wine festival. That meadow around the church was buzzing with people. I had such a great fun there,...More

Thank alexey2612
Reviewed 7 July 2016

Before rolling into the 8-kilometer-long gorge leading to Noravank monastery, stop in Areni. Not only in order to buy the grape or fruit wine, although it is a famous centre of Armenian wine-making. The village has two wineries, but in addition, along the road the...More

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