We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Spectacular cave houses

What is fascinating about this place is the location and the thought that people were using these... read more

Reviewed 6 October 2018
Satyabrata
,
New Delhi
Spectacular!

What a fantastic place! Can't believe people lived here right up to 1960. 425 steps (I counted... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2018
Kyle-Nazard
,
Manchester
Read all 78 reviews
99
All photos (99)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good33%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
About
Contact
Goris, Armenia
Reviews (78)
Filter reviews
35 results
Traveller rating
22
13
0
0
0
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
22
13
0
0
0
Show reviews that mention
All reviews suspension bridge cave dwellings rock formations recent times old church dirt track well worth a visit village road car gorge steps century city wow man fit
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 35 reviews
Reviewed 6 October 2018

What is fascinating about this place is the location and the thought that people were using these caves as dwellings even in recent times. The deep gorge amidst thick green forest is striking. Easy access from Goris makes it a short day trip.

Thank Satyabrata
Reviewed 13 September 2018

What a fantastic place! Can't believe people lived here right up to 1960. 425 steps (I counted them) down, a walk across a swinging bridge (exciting) and a wander round the old village with cave dwellings, buildings and even a church. Warning: then 425 steps...More

2  Thank Kyle-Nazard
Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

Old looking suspension bridge was fun and after crossing many caves, would like to live in one for a week. A bit of walking needs and stairs so be fit.

Thank Simon H
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

On your driving be to Artsax you must stop by here ... Seriously your jaws will drop ... b/c you will see what you only read in history books ... how ancient pple lived ... I am Amazed that little country like Armenia has so...More

Thank Extraordinary326278
Reviewed 26 May 2018

Adventure: - you will need to go down (and up) 400 stairs to reach the bridge - when you reach the bridge, you will need to cross it. It is narrow, and hangs above a canyon Culture: - what is here referred as caves was...More

1  Thank Dudekica
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Located near Goris, Old Khndzoresk is an early village largely constructed out of soft rock and known for its role in the liberation movement of David Bek in the 18th century. Old Khndzoresk is situated in the beautiful, lush canyon below the more modern New...More

Thank bobca1947
Reviewed 22 October 2017

Quite remarkable when you learn how many people once lived here. Interesting to walk around and appreciate the size of this place. Certainly worth a visit.

Thank Randall K
Reviewed 7 October 2017

The cave town of Old Khndzoresk really merits a visit. The scenery is very picturesque and the cave dwelling amazing. Cross the bridge and stroll through old village. Once more than 8000 people lived there with 7 schools, shops, ...

1  Thank Geghard
Reviewed 14 September 2017

You need to be fit to navigate down to this place, and to take a water bottle with you, but it's worth it. Even though little of this abandoned, hidden village remains, it is fascinating.

1  Thank NYCHels
Reviewed 29 August 2017

This was something completely unique - a place, which was dwelled until quite recent times - a village made of caves, with full infrastructure. We were amazed to visit it, see old pictures, talk to a man who looks after the old church which used...More

Thank Armen C
View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 4 nearby hotels
Zangezur Hotel & Restaurant
1 review
7.91 km away
Hotel Mirhav
198 reviews
8.20 km away
Fenix Complex
3 reviews
32.86 km away
Jermuk Moscow
5 reviews
75.02 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 7 nearby restaurants
Takarik
84 reviews
7.85 km away
Hatseni Tavern
8 reviews
12.35 km away
Tatevatun
30 reviews
14.86 km away
Renaissance Tea House & Restaurant
24 reviews
44.44 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 8 nearby attractions
Saint Gregory The Illuminator Church of Goris
17 reviews
7.55 km away
Old Khndzoresk
67 reviews
.33 km away
Goris Crochet
5 reviews
7.77 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Lusine T
18 March 2017|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
Response from Masoud S | Reviewed this property |
Hello I think two days is necessary and enough for Goris. Walking is possible if you have enough time and energy as I saw some people were walking the route but I strongly recommend hiring a car. I stayed in Yeghevnut Hotel... More
1
Vote