Barbeque Festival was launched in 2008 in Lori region. Akhtala city has become the center of attention for many people who love to eat Armenian dishes, especially barbeque (khorovats). The barbecue festival's day is special as there is a chance to see in how many different ways Armenians can make Barbeque: “Barbeque in the fireplace”, “Barbeque on the horizontal bar”, “Barbeque in the hole” (shepherd barbeque), “Barbeque in ground oven”, etc. The guests of the Barbecue festival will get an opportunity not only to taste barbeque but also attend concerts of Armenian folk songs and dances. The aim of the Barbecuee festival in Armenia is showing and telling about Armenian traditional cuisine, and contributing the development of surrounding tourism.
• Etchmiadzin - the spiritual and administrative center of Armenian Apostolic Church • Etchmiadzin Cathedral (UNESCO World Heritage) • St. Gayane’s Church • Lunch in Etchmiadzin(by choice) • St. Hripsime’s Church • St. Shoghakat Church • Zvartnots Temple(UNESCO World Heritage) • Return to Yerevan • Dinner(by choice) • Overnight in Yereva
Cities covered: Armenia