– the wonder of nature, the emerald of Armenia is situated in the center of the region at a height of almost 2000 m above sea level. Lake Sevan is the third largest lake of the Armenian highlands, after Van and Urmia. The territory of water-mirror is 1260 sq. km, at its longest point its length is 78 km, deepest point is located at the north-east from Sevan peninsula – 90 meter. Sevan is situated in two inter-mountainous depressions and has two parts – Big and Small Sevan. There are 28 medium rivers flowing into Sevan. One river springs from the lake – Hrazdan. Lake Sevan is one of the highest and largest among the freshwater lakes in the world. Sevan with its perfumed air and beaches is a popular holiday resort. There are a great number of resorts, hotels and motels, comfortable beaches, as well as by invaluable historical-architectural diamonds. Sevan has always been famous for its fish “ishkhan” which means “prince fish” in Armenian, which has graced many lord’s tables in old times. Every visitor admires Sevan and its divine beauty. On the shores of the lake archeological expedition has discovered traces of a highly developed civilization dating back to 3-2nd millennium B.C. It is difficult to depict the island of Sevan, a peninsula today, without referring to the monastery nestling on its far western slope. It blends so harmoniously with the main body of the island that it appears to be an integral part of it. Of greatest interest are two 9th century churches at the top of a long flight of stairs. From this site one can admire a wonderful view of the lake and the distant mountains.