On 1-10 May One Way Tour organizes unprecedented 10 day tour to Western Armenia and Kilikia.
Here is the routine:
During these fabulous 10 days we will admire the beauty of many natural historical and cultural places of Western Armenia, we will be in almost every province of Historical Armenia, in the cities of Kars, Daroynk (Bayazet), Van, Baghesh (Bitlis), Tigranakert (Diarbekir), Edesia (Urfa), Adana, Sis (Kozan ), Marash, Malatia, Kharberd (Elazig), Karin (Erzurum), Ardahan.
During the tour we will be in medieval Armenian capital of Ani, where You can see many famous architectural structures. We are expected to visit one of the prominent capitals of Western Armenia – Kars, that is famous for its Cathedral known as the Holy Apostles Church, intouchable fortress and ancient building. During our journey we will also visit the famous fortress of Bayazet (Daroynk), as well as one of the natural wonders – Berkri waterfall.
During our trip we will visit the mighty fortress of Van (near Van Lake), Aghtamar’s Surb Khach Church, will taste Van’s tarekh fish. Afterwards we will have a visit to the city of Bitlis and admire its ancient houses, churches and fortress, as well as St. Kirakos executing church of Tigranakert.
Kilikia will be the real gem of the tour, where we will see Greek / Roman, Byzantine monuments, as well as the monument built by crusaders. We will see the coastal fortresses of Ayas and Korikos, then we will have a rest on the Mediterranean seashore…
The city of Adana with its interesting houses; the capital of Sis with its mighty fortress and church; the fortress of Lambro, Levonkla, Romkla; the ruins of the prominent cities; ancient bridges and aqueducts ( water supply ) and of course beautiful panoramas of Mediterranean sea, the high Taurus mountains and prolific valley of Kilikia are waiting for us.
During our journey we will visit the city of Marash, where many old houses have reached our days. Then we will climb to the summit of Mount Nemrut, where the huge monuments of Armenian pagan Gods and kings are located. These monuments are included in the list of UNESCO World Cultural Heritage.
With great impressions we will continue our exciting tour with a visit to St. Mary Church of Malatia, the mighty fortress of Kharberd, magnificent monastery of Aprank/ Apranits (the biggest Khachkars / cross- stones are preserved here), we will cross the sky scraper Mndzur Mountains.
In the end of our trip we will visit the fortress of Erzurum, cross the Tortum canyon admiring with the beautiful small lake and the beauty of waterfall falling from the height of 48 meters, as well as the Banak Cathedral in Tayk.
Overnights at hotels in the cities of Kars, Van, Tigranakert (Diarbekir), Ayas, Korikos, Marash, Kharberd, Erzurum.
Then we will return to Yerevan with unforgettable impressions.
Starting place - Yerevan Komitas State Conservatory.
Taking into consideration that places are limited please contact us and register in advance.