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Address: Garni, Armenia
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US$80.00*
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Private Day Trip from Yerevan to Garni Temple and Geghard Monastery
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1-Day Tour to see Yerevan, Garni and Geghard
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Day Tour to Garni Geghard Armenia

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Small Hellenistic Temple

Interesting place to visit, the temple is small yet the background mountains look amazing which makes this pagan temple special. Explore the area and you will see the rulers... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Anlijnao
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Interesting place to visit, the temple is small yet the background mountains look amazing which makes this pagan temple special. Explore the area and you will see the rulers bathhouse nearby. Still worth a stop.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Make sure to walk around the back and have a look in the ancient Bath house. It's a great place to go and not far from Yerevan.

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Fresno CA
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a 2500 years old Temple has been recently renovated. It's about one hour outside the city and on the way to an old monastery

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not the best roads to get there, we ended up going on the day when it was cold and foggy and unfortunately did not get to see the spectacular view that this place has to offer, but we still had a great time seeing this pagan temple.

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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A very nice old temple placed on the top of the hill in the front of the mountains - good place to stop and take couple of photos. Btw. good weather conditions required :)

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Never expected to find a Greek Temple in Armenia. There is so much history here that is unknown to the western world. The view of the gorge is spectacular. The bath house is interesting. They also have great coffee here.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Well preserved pagan temple with stunning architecture and great carvings (some restored). Dedicated to the worship of the sun and dating back to 77AD though mostly destroyed by earthquakes - a unique Hellenistic - there is an entrance fee which is unusual in the area. Views from the temple are also spectacular.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

If you're visiting Armenia, you shouldn't miss this place. It has a well preserved architecture and has a breathtaking view. I went there with my friends and we got a package tour worth 50,000 AMD (approximately $110) which includes 5 destinations. Our first stop was Garni temple. It's a picturesqe destination and worth an hour travel from Yerevan. We also... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Well worth a visit when in Armenia. The temple is well preserved and largely built from local basalt, in fact all of the pathways are also basalt 'slabs'. The temple overlooks an amazing valley and easily seen on the opposite side are the basalt columns rising upwards.

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Ghent, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This is the only remaining Greek temple in Armenia, all others were destroyed to build churches on the same site. The temple was part of the summer residence of the rulers, probably the reason that it was spared, till an earthquake in the 17th century mostly destroyed it. It was reconstructed in 1974, and it has been very well done.... More 

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