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Monastery of Saint Naum, Ohrid

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Perched on the rocky shoreline of Lake Ohrid right next to the Albanian border, Monastery of Saint Naum stands as one of the oldest complexes of its kind in the region. Originally constructed in the 10th century, the monastery has served several purposes during its history. Visit the complex and admire its wealth of religious artwork within, including several notable 18th-century wooden icons. You'll find a wide array of both Slavic and Greek frescoes adorning the walls as well. Be sure to stop by the grave of Saint Naum himself; it's rumored that you can still hear his heartbeat through the stone. Put Monastery of Saint Naum into our Ohrid vacation generator and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Magnificent nature, beautiful monastery, exquisite surroundings, good restaurant. Everything is beautifully arranged and displayed, famous peacocks included.  more »
  • Very nice monastery nice old place with many attractions on Lake Ohrid located friendly people
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  • you won't believe the water for clarity. Go and fill your bottle there necessarily boat resource water. It's hard to live an experience of the modern city. under a strict nature protection and in this way, very nice.
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  • Very beautiful and calm place. Tourist attraction, nice, view.
  • One of the most beautiful places in Europe. Don't forget to visit the springs and the small, extremely clear lake in the summer. A boat ride on the lake is about 10€ and you can actually drink directly from the lake! People are super-friendly, prices are great. The monastery is full with peacocks and is one of the important historical landmarks of Macedonia.
  • Don't miss this spot. You can combine a beautiful trip around the lake, take a swim at the sandy beach with clear blue water, visit the main springs od Lake Ohrid. Visit the monastery and enjoy a magnificent view over the lake and it's surrounding mountains.
  • Great view of lake.
  • Beautiful. There's a grave of St. Naum and if you listen carefully you can hear his heart beating.