Areni 1 cave | Silk Road Armenia

Areni 1 cave

For those interested in human history, there is no better place in Armenia than the Areni caves.

Home one of the oldest known wineries in the world, the earliest known leather shoe, one of the oldest surviving brains, and a 6,000-year-old straw skirt (talk about well-made clothing), this cave complex offers a fascinating look into the lives of people during the Bronze Age. Digging began in 2007 and continues to this day.

The caves are best visited from Yeghegnadzor and are best combined with visiting the nearby Noravank Monastery.