Welcome to Sisian

The region was inhabited long before the town was built, evidenced by nearby Neolithic observatories and animal petroglyphs. These days, the only compelling reason to visit is to see the petroglyphs at Zorats Karer (aka Karahunj) and Ughtasar (Pilgrimage Mountain).

The centre of town is on the northern side of the Vorotan. Marshrutky leave from the junction on the northern end of the bridge. The main street, Sisakan St, runs parallel to the river, one block inland.

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Sisian activities

$670 Day Trips & Excursions


_ "Armenian Stonehenge": Zorats Karer or Karahunj is a megalithic monument near the town of Sisian in the Syunik Province of Armenia. It is also often referred to in international tourist lore as the Armenian Stonehenge. Karahunj has been involved among the ancient wonders of the world by National Geographic. «Armenian Stonehenge has located 5,000 km away from Portugalian Kromlex. It includes 223 vertical stones weighing up to 10 tons»-, reads in the magazine article of the world by National Geographic. _ Tatev Monastery: it's a 9th-century historical monument, a pearl of Armenian architecture, one of the oldest spiritual centres and largest university of medieval Armenia. _ Wings of Tatev is the aerial tramway to the natural and historic treasures of Syunik. It's the shortest, most picturesque and impressive route to Tatev Monastery, the longest reversible cableway in the world (5752 m), recorded in the Guinness Book of Records. It has a celestial highway at the altitude of 320 m.

$119.16 Day Trips & Excursions

Stonehenge (Zorats Qarer) - Noratuz - Sevan - Yerevan

The tour begins from 8 am in the morning.You will be picked up from your Hotel or Guesthouse in Goris and start your journey! The first stop is Zorats Qarer also known as Qarahunj and is located close to the city of Sisian. It is a megalithic composition of Bronze Age tombs (cists, dolmens or tumuli) and over 220 standing stones (menhirs). Being impressed you will continue your road to the Sevan Lake. You will have stop at Noratuz cemetry, which is a large field of Armenian Khachkars (cross-stones).Cross-stones have a special and sacred meaning for Armenians. The oldest of them date back to 9th century. They were believed to save people’s souls. Shortly later you'll feel fresh breeze blowing from Sevan Lake, because you are very close to it. Then you are going to visit Sevanavank Monastery which is popular in Armenia due to its possession of the blue pearl of Armenians, Lake Sevan. There are two churches on the peninsula of Sevan. Our trip ends in Yerevan (it is possible also in Dilijan, depends on your prefer). During our tour you can have lunch in Sevan in case of an additional charge.

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