Lake Sevan is the natural treasure of Armenia located in the north-east of the country in the Gegharkunik province/marz. It is the largest lake in Armenia, and one of the largest freshwater high-altitude lakes in Eurasia. Weather at Sevan is calm. Armenians and guests enjoy the beach season from may to september.
The most famous cultural monument is the Sevanavank monastery located on the peninsula, which was until the mid-20th century an island. Another prominent monastery at the western shore is Hayravank, and further south, in the village of Noratus, is a field of khachkars, a cemetery with about 900 khachkars of different styles. Additional khachkars are found at Nerkin Getashen on the south coast.
The weather at Sevan is nice in the summer. Though the temperatures are significantly cooler than in Yerevan, this popular spot for a getaway in the summer is usually packed in July and August, when it’s warm enough to enjoy the beaches and swim in the waters.