Lake Sevan and Sevanavank

Visited – August 2013

Lake Sevan lies roughly 70 km Northeast of Yerevan, Armenia’s capital.  It’s the largest lake in the Caucasus region and one of the largest high altitude lakes in the world, however its size has been reduced substantially by human intervention. It remains a very popular day trip destination, as well as the largest freshwater reserve in the Caucusus and although the water in the lake is on the chilly side, you can swim here in the summer.

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