Goris is a city in the Syunik Marz of Armenia. Located in the valley of river Goris (Vararak), it is about 240 km away from the Armenian capital Yerevan and 70 km from the Syunik Marz center Kapan. Goris forms an urban community (municipality). Goris is located in an alpine climate zone, the weather is characterized with mild snowy winters and hot summers.
Goris is famous for the medieval cave-dwellings carved out of the soft rock in the southern part of town. There is an airport in the town of Goris and it will be operating in 2016. It is being renovated by the Armenian government. Shinuyar Airport will bring tourists to see Tatev and other amazing tourist sights as well. New hotels and tourist areas are also going to be built within the next 2 years.
Nestled in a bowl of green hills and mountains, with interesting formations and many previously inhabited caves in them, Goris has some of the nicest overall Armenian architecture in Armenia. Somehow the traditional methods have been preserved overall in this city, while everywhere else the Soviet blueprints seem to have overwhelmed historic designs.