Individual Tour: Tsakhkadzor, Kecharis, Sevan Lake, Sevanavank

Individual Tour: Tsaghkadzor, Kecharis, Sevan Lake, Sevanavank

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Individual Tour: Tsakhkadzor, Kecharis, Sevan Lake, Sevanavank

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DURATION
7 hours
PICK UP POINT
At your request
TOUR LANGUAGE
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INCLUDED

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 BOTTLED WATER

Brief description

Tsaghkadza or is cozy city in Kotayk province of Armenia, a popular ski and climatic resort, which translated from Armenian means “Gorge of Flowers”. The monastery complex Kecharis was erected in the XI century in Tsakhkadzor. In the 12th-13th centuries, Kecharis was considered a major cult center of Armenia, which had a higher school. The high-mountainous Lake Sevan is the “pearl of Armenia”. The monastery of Sevanavank was erected on the shores of Lake Sevan. Today, from the monastery, built in the IX century, there were only two churches – Surb Arakelots and Surb Astvatsatsin, standing among the many ancient khachkars.

  1. Transportation on comfortable vehicles
  2. All tickets to mentioned historic and cultural sights, museums
  3. Drinking water in the vehicle
  4. Taxes
  1. Lunches during the tour. We can organize lunch by prior request
  2.  Additional alcoholic drinks
  1. Please e-mail us if there are children under 4 years with you

Stop 1: 11:00
Tsaghkadzor

Tsaghkadza or is cozy city in Kotayk province of Armenia, a popular ski and climatic resort, which translated from Armenian means “Gorge of Flowers”.Already in the V century BC became aware of the curative properties of the local climate.And the nature here is indescribable! Here you will see mountains, snow-capped peaks, swift rivers, steep cliffs, picturesque valleys covered with flower carpet, dense forests and medicinal springs, among them well-known Arjahpyuru and Ttujur.In Tsakhkadzor you will find all the conditions for a good rest and sport. There are many children’s camps, rest homes. Also the main sports complex of the country was also built, which brought Tsakhkadzor international fame.In Tsakhkadzor You can ride on the aerial cable car and enjoy the beautiful view of the bright blue Sevan, Greater and Lesser Ararat.

Stop 2: 12:00
Kecharis Monastery

Kecharis medieval monastery complex is located in the northwestern part of city Tsaghkadzor. It is noteworthy not only with architectural originality, but also with its interesting story. His formation lasted 220 years, with over 150 years of interruption. Such fate was due to the peculiarities of the historical period. The construction of the monastery began during the reign of the Bagratuni dynasty, and continued by the Pahlavuni dynasty. The first church in the area of Kecharis monastic complex, St. Gregory the Illuminator, was built in 995-1003, and then other sacred places were built. The Kecharis monastery includes three churches, St. Gregory the Illuminator with a domed hall, St. Nshan and St. Cathoghike churches, two chapels and a courtyard. A little further to the west, on the way to the forest there is another church – St Harutiun. Unlike similar monasteries of Armenia, Kecharis’ main structures form a straight corner on their own pillars. Gregory the Illuminator Church is the main, at the same time the largest and tallest building of the monastery. There are numerous khachkars of the 12th and 13th centuries in the complex, which make the monastery more colorful and complete.

Stop 3: 13:00
Lake Sevan

The high-mountainous Lake Sevan is the “pearl of Armenia”. Lake Sevan – located at an altitude of 1,900 m above sea level in the center of the Armenian highland, 63 km northeast of the Armenian capital of Yerevan city and is the largest of the Caucasus lakes. From all sides, Sevan is surrounded by mountain ranges, offering a stunning view of alpine lake.. The lake is famous for its purest fresh water, and pure mountain air has a beneficial effect on health.

Stop 4: 14:00
Sevanank

The monastery complex Sevanavank is located on the peninsula of Sevan. In 305, it was founded by St. Gregory the Illuminator, who built the church on the place of a pagan temple. In the 9th century the princes of Syunik made Sevan a point of their suppurt. In 874 the wife of the Syunik prince Vassak and the daughter of the king Ashot Bagratuni – Mariam built here two churches – St. Arakeloc and St. Astvatcatcin. They are rich in various wood-carved capitals, a aprt of which is kept in the Armenia State Museum of History and in the Art Gallery of St. Petersburg (Hermitage). In 1869 a spiritual school opened in the complex. On the top of the mountain of the island the remnants of the church with a domed hall are preserved. The teritory of the cloister is rich in khachqars (cross-stones).

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