Sevanvank is the monastery that lies at a short distance from the town of Sevan, on a promontory that was once an island, but now the receding lake uncovered a strip of land that joins it to the shore. From the top the view over the pretty little church and the lake behind is superb. The eyes encompass from as far as the southern shore, a blue horizon fantastically all made of liquid, to its northern end, where the dry mountains reflect magically in the water. The isolation of the monastery in the middle of this huge high-altitude lake must have been sublime when the water level used to be 20 meters higher. Luckily, after the inconsiderate policies of the past the authorities have thought better, and thanks to the diversion of water courses the level of the water is rising again.