Tatev Monastery

Goris is a city in Southern Armenia.

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The city was possibly the first built in a grid layout in Armenia, with a very quaint regional style of stone architecture. Located along a river in a valley surrounded by mountains, Goris is the last major town in Armenia for travelers continuing to Karabakh. It’s also quite difficult to get to Kapan or Meghri, and thus Iran without passing through Goris, making this the gateway of the South.

Though Goris or Tatev can be crammed into a day trip from Yerevan, it’s much better to spend a few nights in the area, and along the way.

  • Tourist Information (opposite the Archaeological Museum). These guys are quite helpful and have a list for the time table for mashrutkas for the surrounding area. (updated Sep 2018)

Map of Goris

  • There is only one marshrutka a day from Yerevan to Goris. It costs about 3,500 dram and needs about 4 hr. Most marhrutki to Stepanakert and all marshrutki to Kapan pass Goris. But to be accepted as passenger you must pay the price as if you would go to Kapan or Stepanakert (4,500 dram as of March 2015). Otherwise get on a shared taxi for a slightly higher price.
  • Most marshrutkas from Stepanakert to Yerevan pass Goris on their way. They will only accept you either in the rare case that a seat is free or if you pay the price for the whole trip to Yerevan (4,500 dram as of March 2015) although you only drive to Goris.
  • At 12:00 there is a marshrutka to Kapan (2 hr) from the main road next to the tourist information which connects to a 15:00 marshrutka to Meghri / Agarak (1,500 dram from Goris to Kapan, 2,000 dram from Kapan to Meghri /Agarak as of September 2018). There is a second marshrutka just to Kapan at 15:00, with no connection further south.
  • There are also marshrutkas to nearby villages including Tatev leaving from the market on Syuniki street.

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