Despite being one of a few landlocked countries, Armenia is host to the majestic Lake Sevan. Lake Sevan is the world’s second largest alpine lake covering an area of nearly 1,300 square kilometers. The blue pearl of mountainous Armenia is Sevan Lake… The lake surface is at an altitude of 1897m above sea level. The lake is of volcanic origin and is surrounded by mountains of 3000 m and higher. The lake catchment makes up 1/6 of the total territory of the country. Sevan consists of two unequal parts – Big Sevan and Small Sevan. A peninsula on which the Sevan monastery was built in the 9th century separates big and Little Sevans. The majestic landscape and the crystal water serve nice preconditions for excellent rest.