Tour 3

Jermuk - monastery of st.Gayane - Kechut`s reservoir - Hot water - Deer (simbol of Jermuk)

Distance: 7 km
Tour price: 15000 dram

You can visit the city at St. Gayane new church, the consecration ceremony took place in 2010, on November 17.

Kechut reservoir
Kechut reservoir is located in Vayots Dzor at 10 km to the town of Jermuk, built in 1981, the total volume is 23 million cubic meters. In the south-east of Vayots Dzor in the construction of reservoirs Kechut were flooded medieval cemetery and cross stones. Nature of Vayots Dzor Princess Sophia wife of Prince Smbat - called Seal-ring without emerald (befor building temple Gndevank in 936). There are no doubts about the need for construction of the reservoir Kechut. Near the village of Kechut on the river Arpa was created the largest reservoir in the picturesque surroundings of mountains and forests. A unique complex of the Arpa-Sevan rescued a blue pearl in Armenia from exhaustion. Turbulent waters of the Arpa River were sent to Lake Sevan, to maintain its level at the highest possible mark. But the fact is that Kechut reservoir was constructed in a broad valley surrounded by vertical walls of the gorge where ancient and medieval cemetery with remarkable khachkars were. 

Hot spring
Hot springs - mineral water from the subsoil, which has year-round temperature of 32 ºC. The source is interesting because it is released periodically with warm water and bubbles of gas with a constant interval of 13 minutes.

Symbol of Jermuk - Deer
Jermuk - a beautiful city located at an altitude of 2000 m. There are places that make you think about what gifts we sometimes endows nature. Nature Jermuk unusually generous for such gifts: here is the pure mountain air inArmenia, a favorable climate - warm and sunny, but at the same time is cool, notstifling summer heat. There are a lot of greenery, including pine forests and fruit trees, and picturesque scenery.