Akhtala village is situated in Lori district. One of the most interesting sights of Lori. There are several historical monuments persist to our days, such as Holy Virgin monastery and a castle. The castle was built in the 10-th century, and the main church of the monastery named St. Holy Virgin was built in the 13-th century. St. Holy Virgin was the biggest Chalcedon church of Armenia, and was famous cultural, educational, religious centre of that time. Inside the church there are beautiful frascoes, frets and other.