Monastery of Saint Naum, Ohrid

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 trip planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • It is located in an amazing and incredibly picturesque spot, with unique view that does with painting. Beautiful monastery with amazing architecture and lovely and serene Interior.
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  • A great place to visit. A holy place, the surrounding is great. HISTORY. Exactly on the border with Albania and on the shores of Ohrid lake  more »
  • Very beautiful church and atmospheric inside with the murals and different chambers. The church is not as ancient as others in the area as it is mostly from the 16th and 17th centuries. Pretty area ar...  more »
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  • Nice boat ride, ok-looking monastery, I guess. Nothing overly impressive. Nice restaurant. Peacocks are the biggest attraction, we got a video of two of them fighting! Don't expect too much, and you will come out not unhappy.
  • Wonderful place with great restaurants. Don't miss the boat tour to the springs
  • It is truly A MUST SEE, and the peck cooks are the cherry on cake. I went here every time I went to Ohrid. I strongly recommend it. It is an historical place! Be carefull with the roaming ... It is very close to Albania!
  • Not being a religious person, I didn't go inside. However, the outside is incredibly impressive! Peacocks, waterfalls, streams and more. A great place to visit while at Saint Naum. Especially if you have kids or are looking for great nature shots.
  • Located in the Ohrid Lake shore between border crossing with Albania and Macedonia. It's a very beautiful place to see with some nice views. It's between the forest and the Lake Ohrid and the monastery is well preserved. It was very crowded the day I went. I will recommend to see this place because you will enjoy the scenery.
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