Maralik

Maralik ┬áis a town in the Shirak Province to the northwest of Armenia. Maralik literally means little deer in the Armenian language. According to a local traditional legend, every year on the feast of Saint Stephen, a mountain deer was willingly approaching to the Saint Stephen Monastery of the town to be sacrificed. The villagers…

Gyumri

Gyumri is the second largest city in Armenia and the capital of the Shirak Province in the northwestern part of the country. By the end of the 19th century, when the city was known as Alexandropol, it was one of the largest cities of Russian-ruled Eastern Armenia with a population similar to that of Yerevan.…

Artik

Artik is the second largest town of the Shirak Province of Armenia. it is one of the ancient settlements of Armenia. The town is home to many old cemetery yards dating back to the late Bronze Age. According to an 11th-century inscription found in Lmbatavank monastery of Artik, the town was known as Hartk during…