Lake Sevan, Lake Sevan

4.6
#1 of 37 in Nature in Armenia
The largest body of water in the Caucasus region, Lake Sevan boasts a number of resorts, camping sites, and cabana-type accommodations catering to budget-minded travelers. The high-altitude lake lies 1,900 m (6,233 ft) above sea level, offering excellent hiking opportunities that combine scenic nature with impressive cultural heritage, passing ancient monasteries and prehistoric stone gardens with petroglyphs. Resembling a sea, the lake displays a range of blue colors and is home to many hearty fish, most notably the endemic Sevan trout or ishkhan, a local specialty. Use our Lake Sevan trip planner to arrange your visit to Lake Sevan and other attractions in Lake Sevan.
Create an itinerary including Lake Sevan
map
Lake Sevan Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
343 reviews
Google
4.6
TripAdvisor
  • Lake Sevan is the country's largest lake. The word “se” means black in Armenian and “van” means lake. Hence, “Sevan” actually means black lake. It is surrounded with different ancient monasteries, one...  more »
  • In March here fresh. But beautiful and mesmerizing. Place of power. It is a pity that not very pure, but it is a problem throughout the country.
    View original
  • Very beautiful Lake, but in early March, a very cool way of Yerevan takes about an hour and very broken
    View original
Google
  • OceanAir Travels guide took us to the Sevan lake in Armenia and guide explains everything about this place in a good and understanding manner. If you want to see the real beauty of Sevan, Visit semi island. I highly recommended OceanAir Travels.
  • Hi,Sevan is beautiful place for seeing, so dont wait to long and go there.Above the lake is church,from where you can have a nice look on landscape.
  • Visited the Caucasus and fell in love with Armenia & Georgia, very disappointed with Azerbaijan as they seem to value everything that is new and shiny. Their Aliyev cultural center was a magnificent new building but without any real depth, their focus was claiming the culture of ancient Parthia's, Persians , Armenians & Georgians and seem very hateful especially towards Armenians As a Christian it was a very spiritual trip for me. Both nations are two of the oldest Christian nations in history. My opinion of Azerbaijani Turks as people & nation has taken a serious dive, they seem intent on tarnishing everything to do with Armenia, including the fool here claiming Lake Sevan is Azerbaijani As a teacher I have keen interest of history & Christian history and I find the pathetic claims of marauding nomadic Tartars & Turks who have only decimated, killed & stolen the lands & culture of Armenians, Georgians & now claim it as theirs
  • Nice calm lake. We visited under very overcast weather and the sky and lake were merging: beautiful. Unfortunately there is a lot of trash floating on it 😣. Many vendors sell fish along the lake and mention the size of the fish between their hands to passerby. Cute and wildly exaggerated!
  • My beautiful....
Places to stay near Lake Sevan

Plan your trip to Lake Sevan

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans to Lake Sevan by other users

35 days in Armenia BY A USER FROM ARMENIA May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Armenia BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Yerevan BY A USER FROM GREECE October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Armenia BY A USER FROM CANADA June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 12 days in Armenia BY A USER FROM LEBANON July, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: July, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Yerevan BY A USER FROM LEBANON July, teens, popular PREFERENCES: July, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in Armenia BY A USER FROM SERBIA June, wildlife, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: June, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 10 days in Armenia BY A USER FROM SERBIA June, shopping, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: June, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 4 days in Armenia BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Yerevan BY A USER FROM GERMANY May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Armenia BY A USER FROM QATAR June, culture, outdoors, popular PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 29 days in Yerevan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans