Southern Armenia : Meghri
|Southern Armenia. Although the village of nearby Agarak is technically the crossing point into Iran, this is the last real town and the gateway for those entering. The sheer jagged brown mountains here jut up from the thick waters of the Arax River. The old mud adobe architecture of the town is crumbling, much of it replaced with Soviet, but parts of it remain for those who want a taste of a town with a very middle eastern flair. There are a few churches, 2 of them are in very good condition and absolutely covered in frescoes inside. A series of fortress/fortifications above the city are some of the most recent in Armenia, only a couple of centuries old.
Minibus/Van (marshutni), bus, car, taxi from all points north in Armenia, or the border crossing in Iran.
By foot or car/cab.
The old churches, the older sections of town which surround them, the fortresses, the Arax River (but keep your distance!).
Same options as getting in - plus hitching with an Iranian trucker!