Distance from the capital city of Yerevan: 180 km
Nearest village: Akhtala (1 km)
Distance from Vanadzor, the regional center (a hospital and other emergency services available): 62 km
Akhtala is a 10th-century fortified Armenian Apostolic Church monastery. The prominent Armenian filmmaker of the 20th century Sergei Parajanov filmed two episodes of his film The Color of Pomegranates at the monastery.