Khor Virap Monastery - Mount Ararat

Хор Вирaп

Khor Virap is an Armenian monastery, located near the closed border with Turkey. The monastery is known for its location at the foot of biblical Mount Ararat, upon which, according to the legend, Noah appeared on the Ark after the great flood.

It is one of the shrines of the Armenian Apostolic Church, a place of pilgrimage. Translated from the Armenian, “Khor Virap” means “deep pit”. The monastery is located above the underground prison, in which the Armenian King Tiridates III kept St. Gregory the Illuminator in durance.

13 years St. Gregory the Illuminator spent in Khor Virap. And no one knows what it all would have been ended, but Tiridates III became seriously ill. The King’s sister Khosrovadukht saw in her dream that only Grigory could heal Tiridates. So he was released. Gregory healed the king with his faith in God, after what he was baptized and made Christianity the state religion. So in 301 Armenia was the first country to adopt Christianity officially.

Duration: 3-4 hours

Price of group and individual excursions

(The price is written on the transportation regardless the number of the participents)

Price without a guide
1-3 pers. 4-6 pers. up to 7 pers.
50 USD
55 USD
on request
Price with a guide
1-3 pers. 4-6 pers. up to 7 pers.
90 USD 100 USD on request
The price does not include:
  • entrance tickets to the historical and cultural centers;
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