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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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  • Macedonia-Ohrid ' e is gone, all you need to go if you're not necessarily peaceful, natural wonder. There is a monastery on the Hill peacocks everywhere. Source of the Lake is a natural wonder. A trip in small boats, accompanied by a spectacular view enjoy fantastic food, so all the posts.
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  • The whole island of St Naum is fantastic place for tourists.Monastery is so special! If you can find guide to tell you historical facts please do. Breathtaking views from monastery terrace and few pea...  more »
  • Perhaps the most tourist place of the Lake, with all its pros and cons. Quite crowded monastery does not allow total enjoyment of the place, the silence that would be the same place it is impossible among so many people. The location of the monastery allows enjoy of the whole of the Lake, with some views magnificent. The mouth of the black Drin River where you can enjoy a bucolic rowboat ride is located at the foot of the building. Bathing in the Lake cannot be missed with its clear and warm water
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