Visit Kotayk Region

Kotayk is one of the eleven regions of Armenia and is located in the northern part of the country. It borders Lori, Tavush and Ararat Provinces. The region covers an area of approximately 2,000 km2 and has a population of over 150,000 people.

Kotayk is known for its dramatic landscapes with its stunning mountain views, rivers, lakes and forests. Tourists can explore Tsaghkadzor ski resort or visit Noravank Monastery, a 13th-century architectural masterpiece set within breathtaking red cliffs in Vayots Dzor province.

Kotayk also has a rich history dating back to ancient times when it was part of Urartu Kingdom during the 8th century BC. During World War II many Armenians hid in Kotayk to escape persecution from Turkish forces. Today you can find historical monuments like Hovhannavank Monastery which was founded in the 4th century and boasts beautiful frescoes on its walls alongside captivating landscapes perfect for hikers or those looking to appreciate nature's beauty.