Welcome to Syunik - Goris

Goris is a city in Syunik marz at about 240km from capital Yerevan and 70 km from marz centre Kapan. It is situated on the bank of the river Vararak (tributary of the River Vorotan).

Goris was acknowledged as a city by the Russian Empire in 1870. The city is situated on the altitude 1370m above the sea level.



Old Goris or the village Goris is situated in the eastern part of the city, which represents a whole range of cave residences. The knoll, which is considered to be the symbol of the city, is situated in the eastern part which is called Lasty Khut by natives.