thumb|Makaravank MonasteryIjevan is a city in Northern Armenia. Just 25 minutes north of Dilijan, it has a much different feel.

27 things to do

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Yenokavan Canyon

This canyon is a like a time machine, where once you're past the top of the village, traces of modern life disappear. You are left with beautiful cliffs, forests, rivers, cascades, caves with deep carvings resembling Mayan or Aztec work, and a small camping area with a tree-house, a tiki-style bar, and other shelter made from the sticks and logs of the canyon. It's an awesome place where a guide will take you in, and set up your camping and food for you. Just call!

Geghetsik Rest-House

This building is situated on a hillside, looking out over a forested landscape. It is located five kilometers from Ijevan. Visitors can avail themselves of the many mountain hiking trails in the area. Amenities: The bed, wardrobe, chair, cold water, heating, bathroom, toilet , TV set(in some rooms) and 2 TV sets general in the lobby, hot water is also available at certain hours.

Apaga Hotel

Upscale hotel located in the picturesque area near Ijevan with a superb views over nearby mountains. It consists of about ten detached houses with 22 rooms in total. Most of the rooms offer mountainous view, and all of them have private bathrooms. Hotel has sauna, restaurant, barbecue facilities, a stable with 45 horses. They organise horse riding. WiFi.

Hotel Mosh

8 moderately small rooms equipped with cable TV, computers and kettles. Some of the rooms have a separate seating area. Also some rooms have a private bathroom, others - only shared bathroom. There is a shared kitchen at the property. Probably, not the most perfect option.

SLEEP   —  +374 263 35611 —  3 Yerevanyan st.

Park Village Lastiver

Extremely bizarre hotel located in a forest, offering small cottages placed on top of a trees. Facilities are extremely basic (e.g. no electricity) but, hey, they literally allow you to live on a tree. Horse riding, cycling and fishing are offered by the owners.

Mayisyan Kamurdj Hotel

Surrounded by forest this hotel offers an outdoor pool, restaurant, garden, children's playground and a terrace. Big and decent rooms are all equipped with a flat-screen TV, air conditioning, refrigerator, private bathrooms.

Voskepar Church

This 7th century Armenian church in the ruined Azeri village of Askipari, is technically in Azerbaijan. Armenia now controls the territory now and the church is easily seen from the new highway, which is wholly in Armenia.

SEE   —  Map

Guest House Anahit

Typical guest house with OK rooms that come with TV, seating area, Wi-Fi. Bathrooms are shared or private. Nicely decorated outdoor common area, fully equipped shared kitchen. Very high ratings on a booking sites.

SLEEP   —  +374 77 012274 —  4 Tavrizyan st

Misc. Churches around Ijevan

Some smaller and less significant/impressive churches in the area include the village churches of Gandzakar and Yenokavan, the smaller monastery or Moro-Dzoro near Lusahovit, and Ijevan's own smaller new church.

SEE   —  Map

Makaravank Monastery

The biggest monastery near Ijevan (if you count Goshavank as part of Dilijan's turf), this purple and green stone complex in the forest above the village is a popular spot for a picnic.

SEE   —  Achajur Village

B&B Kamar

Simple, a bit smallish rooms are equipped with a TV, wardrobe. Hotel has a fully-equipped kitchen, luggage storage, ironing service and laundry.

SLEEP   —  +374 93 191200 —  2 Nalbandyan St

Arakelots Monastery

13th century monastery. It was first abandoned after Armenian genocide of 1915 and then blown up in 1960s. Today it's no more than a ruins.

Srveghi Monastery

This red brick monastery is covered in the Shamshadin section surrounding Berd, but it's quite close to Ijevan.

SEE   —  Srveghi Village

Ijevan Wine-brandy factory

Free wine tasting tours are possible to arrange here, but you need to call in advance. There is also a shop.

Ijevan Shuka (Central Market)

Great farmers market. Fresh produce, dried fruits and nuts, local homemade fruit vodkas to taste and buy.

DO   —  Map

Hotel "Otevan"

Free WiFi, on-site bar, private parking. Rooms come with flat-screen TVs and private bathroom.

SLEEP   —  +374 77 203088 —  45 Yerevanyan st.

Milena Guest House

2 story house with 4 bedrooms, 8 beds, has 3 balconies with picturesque scenery.

Dok Hotel

It has adjacent bar and restaurant.

Kirants Monastery

8th-century Armenian monastery

Ijevan Local Lore museum

Small ethnographic museum.

SEE   —  Map

Karimar B&B


SLEEP   —  26 Tavrizyan st

Ijevan church

SEE   —  Map

Gandzakar church

SEE   —  Map

Bus station

OTHER   —  Map

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