Located about 20-25 km northeast of the city of Vanadzor, at an altitude of 1100 meters, the village of Debet was founded in 1857, when several families moved to the area from the village of Marts. Ancestors of some of the villagers relocated to Debed canyon from Artsakh. Others are descendants of refugees from Western Armenia who moved to these areas in 1828-1831.
Traditionally, locals here are engaged in cattle breeding, gardening, agriculture, beekeeping.
The village is home to nine khachkars dated 12th-13th centuries, as well as ruins of a medieval church. Today, Debet is rapidly developing thanks to the activities of the nearby COAF SMART Center launched in 2018. In 2020, a co-living and workation house was opened in the village, the Debed.Life. It’s a shared living concept for digital nomads and location independent professionals, the first of its kind in Armenia. Chamich guesthouse is another new business that was launched in Debet recently, enriching the tourism infrastructure of the region.