Great Hermitage of Tatev (Tatevi mets Anapat)

Preserved on the right bank of Vorotan River are the ruins of the shelter of the Kharants hermits (Great Hermitage of Syunik).

It was founded by monks in 1608-1613. The terrible earthquake of 1658 forced the hermits to leave the community and build a new one several kilometers from Kharants – monastery complex Tatevi mets Anapat (the Hermitage of Tatev). The Hermitage of Tatev is visible from the cabin windows on the third, longest section of Wings of Tatev cableway. A steep switchback road descends to the Hermitage from Tatev Monastery.