At 1900 meters, Lake Sevan's waters are icy cold…a toe dip and you'll lose feeling immediately.
We visited Sevanavank peninsula, and visited Arakelots (Apostles) and Astvatsatsin (Holy Mother of God) Churches. Don't wander too far onto the tip of the peninsula – Armenian military guards are likely to shoo you back in the direction of the churches.
How to get to Lake Sevan, Armenia: Marshtrutkas leave Yerevan every 45 minutes (or when full) from the corner of Teryan and Isahakyan Streets. Travel time is about one hour. In order to get to Sevanavank peninsula, take a local bus for another 15 minutes (waiting right next to the bus stop in Sevan town) or take a taxi (about $2).