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Geghard Monastery

Getting there & away

Marshrutkas to Garni (AMD250, 25 minutes, every 50 minutes from 10am to 9.30pm) ­depart from GAI Poghots (behind the Mercedes Benz showroom). You can get to the ­showroom by taking marshrutka 58 or 66 from Berekamutyun metro station or marshrutka 51 from Mesrop Mashtots Poghota`. In Garni the bus leaves you on the main road, a short walk to Garni Temple. The main road continues for 10km to Geghard, but public buses don’t go that far. Bus 284 continues to Goght but then it’s another 4.5km to Geghard (from where you could walk or hitch a ride the rest of the way). Alternatively, a taxi from Garni to Geghard and back with a one-hour wait is AMD3000.

Geghard Monastery