Odzun Church

Foundation: 5-7th centuries

Location: Odzun village, Lori Province

Distance from Yerevan:  170km / 3 hours

Village of Odzun is situated above Debed Gorge on a plateau and is famous for its architectural monuments and breathtaking landscapes. Odzun Church was reconstructed in 8th century by Hovhannes III Odznetsi and got its current form of a three-navy basilica. In 19th century two small bell towers were added to the Complex.

Numerous gravestones can be found around the Church. There is a funerary monument (5-6th centurie) to the north-east of Odzun Church. 

Leave No Trace

  • Plan ahead & be prepared
  • Dispose the waste properly
  • Leave what you find
  • Minimize campfire impacts
  • Respect the wildlife
  • Be considerate of other visitors

Roads conditions

It is winter time! Check out road conditions before heading to the road! Beware of the snow & ice layer!

Vanadzor - Alaverdi section of the M6 Interstate highway stretching from Yerevan to Georgian border is temporarily closed. You can use Vanadzor-Stepanavan-Odzun-Alaverdi bypassing road.

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