Areni

Areni is a magnificent wine village. The name Areni stands for red wine as well, the high quality of which is widely appreciated by experts.

Water, fertile soil and hardworking hands annually provide a rich harvest. The St. Astvatzatzin Church, meaning the “Holy Mother of God Church’’ (1321) is a small building in a traditional cross shape. It is located a plateau overlooking the village of Areni. The church was built by the architect Momik. Around the church there are a numerous grave stones dating back to the Middle Ages.