Sevan is 60 km to the
north-east of Yerevan.
This is undoubtedly one of the most exciting sight in Armenia. It is <<
the pearl of Armenia>>-the
of Armenia and one
of the few sweetest lakes of the world. This wonder is
situated at almost 2000m above the sea level. Its beauty is austere and
majestic. The pure air and sandy beaches attract holiday makers. This is
the largest lake of the Caucasus and one
of the highest fresh water lakes in the world. First you’ll visit Sevan monastery
(Sevanavank) built in the 9-th century A. D on the peninsula, which used to be
an island until the USSR
decided to drain a lot of the water from the lake and the water level
dropped more than 30 meters. From here you’ll admire
wonderful panorama and then you’ll come down to the beach of this
wonder and have active or passive rest; swimming, boat riding, tasting
barbecue of the most delicious trout or sig.
Noraduz- is 95 km to the north-east of Yerevan. It is
the biggest cemetery of kachkars (cross-stones) in Armenia, dating back to the 9th-10th
centuries. Here are more
then 2000 xachkars dating back to the different ages. Here is
fortress built in the 3rd -1st millennium
B.C.. The walls of the fortress are built of crude basalt rocks, 3-4
meters thick. This place is world-wide famous. Xachkars are the treasures
and each of them has its own value. Visiting this cemetery you will get
accounted with Armenian unique art, the mysterious of which
is that you can't find any two similar xachkars.
Hayrivank-this temple dates
back from the 9th-12th centuries. The rocks preserve substantial walls
of a Bronze Age through medieval fort and settlement. Near it there are a
lot of Iron Age tombs.
Lchashen-Here you will see remains of
a 13th century church and Iron age fort with Urartian occupation and Bronze