According to popular legend, this unique monastery's name came from the combination of “ari” (come) and “tes” (see).
How to reach
From Yerevan take M-2 highway to Yeghegnadzor. On th way toYehegnadzor turn o the M-10 highway to Martuni. After 9km f driving turn to the right, and after 2km turn to the right again. Take the road to Yeghegis, Arates monastery is 18km far from Yeghegis.