Private Tour to Lake Sevan and the Armenian Church Sevanavank

Duration
6 hours
Language
Russian

Visit Sevan, Armenia's largest lake and one of the fascinating lakes in the Caucasus. This natural wonder is located in a massive thicket of mountains at an elevation of 1916 meters above sea level. According to legend, the water is pure because "only stars and gods drank from it."

Highlights: 

  • Lake Sevan nature

  • Caucasus mountains

  • Sevanavank Monastery

  • Armenian early medieval architecture

Includes: 

  • driver(guide)

  • hotel pick-up and drop-off

  • private transportation by a/c vehicle.

Not included

  • meals and drinks

Please note: departures are daily.

Apart from its cultural value, the reservoir is also valuable for another reason: if it disappears, the primary source of fresh water will also disappear. There are about 1,600 species of plants and trees, almost 20 species of mammals, and many birds. Lake Sevan is the only fishery in the country where valuable fish species are bred - trout, pike, perch, barbel, whitefish, and others.

In the northwestern part of the lake, on a narrow rocky peninsula, is the outstanding monument of early medieval Armenian architecture, Sevanavank Monastery. In ancient times, the peninsula was a lonely island. It was separated from the shore by about 3 km of clear water. The monks settled here at the end of the VIII century and built a chapel and some cells. The island's location was so convenient that the increased monastic brotherhood began to build a monastery on it. Initially, a ledge was carved in the rock around the island, on which big stone blocks were laid. A wall encircled the island, and a watchtower with a small gate was built over it. After that, three churches, cells, and outbuildings were erected.

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Meeting point
Yerevan, Armenia
Important to know
Free cancellation
Plans are subject to change, and sometimes unexpectedly. So you can cancel your event free of charge 24 hours before the start.
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