Lake Sevan Region


From Yerevan, once you get to Lake Sevan visit Sevanavank Monastery, then head south to Hayravank Monastery and Noratus Cemetary. If you'd like to explore further, you can continue on down to Vanevan Monastery and Makenyats Monastery, plus check out the towns of Kavar and Vardenis.

sevanavank monastery

The most visited destination of the lake is the peninsula known as kghzi, meaning island, which it once was before Stalin had much of the water drained from the lake. The monastery is a must, for the great views it affords of the vast lake, most of which visitors never see except from this spot. The monastery is on top of the peninsula hill, and is built of crude black stone on the exterior. The interior has a beautiful old altar used for services by the new seminary down the hill.

other destinations

Noratus - largest khachkar cemetary in the world.

Hayrivank - a rarely visited monastery overlooking Lake Sevan.

Makenyats Monastery

Vanevank Monastery

North shore: The north and west shore of the lake is much calmer than the area around around sevan city. The hills right behind mage nice hikes.