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Odzoun (Armenia)

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5 / 5 - One review
How to get there
2hr 30min drive north of Erevan
When to go
Summer is preferable
Minimum stay
A few hours

Reviews of Odzoun

Timothée D. Travel writer
285 travel articles

Siuated by the Debed Gorge, at about 1,000m above the river, the town of Odzoun is famous for its 5th - 7th Century monastery.

My suggestion:
You should also visit the monasteries at Haghput and Sanahin whilst you're in the Debed Gorge region.

The town of Odzun sits high on a plateau above the Debed Gorge, balanced on a vertiginous ravine that rises 1,000m above the river and Route No.6. With a population of 6,000, Odzoun is a traditional, picturesque town, famous for a magnificent monastery that was built between the 5th and 7th Centuries.

This lavish, stone-built monastery boasts incredible arched arcades that run along its sides. You'll also find a funerary monument by the church that's said to promote fertility! I spent the night at Odzoun so that I could explore the region and I have to say I really appreciated the peace and quiet; I highly recommend a trip to Odzoun to travellers touring this part of Armenia.

View of the Odzoun Monastery