The Amik Fortress, located in the Van province of Western Armenia, was built by the Urartians. The fortress with engravings on the walls and surrounding structures bears traces of history from the early past to the present day.
The Amik Fortress is located 35 km from the city center of Van, in the north of the village of Ozyurt, on the eastern shore of Lake Van. The fortress of Amik was founded by the Urartians for port trade, in 700BC. It managed to remain so far, despite natural disasters and damage caused by treasure seekers. We want to remind you that the name of Van in the Urartian period was Tushpa. Culturally, the Amik Fortress is one of the most important buildings in Van.