Noratus Khachkar Cemetery

This is the largest khachkar cemetery in the world. South of the city, it's a nice drive along some of the eastern shores of the lake. The village of Noratus also has the tiny, quaint, Daputs Vank Church

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.