In 2021, 90 thousand people visited Akhtamar Island on Lake Van in Western Armenia. Thousands of local and foreign tourists visit Akhtamar Island every year, including descendants of Armenians who forcibly relocated from Western Armenia due to the Genocide of Armenian people. These visits give the deported Armenians an opportunity to get to know their historical homeland more closely.
Akhtamar Island and the historical Armenian church of St. Khach built there were closed to visitors for some time in 2020 due to the epidemic. Nevertheless, by 2020 up to 65 thousand people have visited. If there are no new restrictions due to the epidemic, then by 2022 there will be an increase in visitors.