Garni

Garni is rich in history. The area was fist occupied in the 3rd millennium BC along easily defensible terrain at one of the bends of the Azat River. In the 8th century BC the area was conquered by the Urartian King Argishti I. The fortification at Garni was erected probably sometime in the 3rd century BC as a summer residence for the Armenian Orontid and Artaxiad royal dynasties. Later around the 1st century BC the fortress of Garni became the last refuge of King Mithridates of Armenia, where he and his family were assassinated by his son in law and nephew Rhadamistus. The fortress was eventually sacked in 1386 by Timur Lenk. In 1679 an earthquake devestated the area destroying the temple.
The closest most famous sight is the Geghard Monastery.


Garni


Weather in Garni

Month Low/High Precip
September 14° / 25° 6%
October 7° / 18° 14%
November 0° / 9° 14%
December -5° / 2° 18%
January -8° / -1° 17%
February -6° / 2° 17%
March -1° / 10° 18%
April 5° / 17° 23%
May 10° / 21° 27%
June 14° / 27° 17%
July 19° / 30° 7%
August 19° / 29° 5%