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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  • Although, have been here several times before, I had never visited the inner lake. I have the opportunity now to use the lake tour and I just can recommend it to everybody. The tour does not take more...  more »
  • If you are in the area Pogradec-Albania-don't forget your documents and enter the Macedonian border. In Street 5 min stop at the monastery. Besides the Monastery you can do on a bathing lake, eating a lot or at the restaurant (it doesn't cost much). I recommend everyone ... we are always in the company of our dog Jango Greetings
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  • Will not return without seeing the place to go to Ohrid. You can also take a little tour with sandals. The water is clean. Nature is amazing. At the beach, swimming in the Lake the River have also prepared for the mixing-and-swim I think should. To eat and drink in restaurants are also available. A little far from the Center but also very beautiful views of the road.
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  • 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.
  • It's a must visit if you are in Ohrid, the view is stunning and it's very nice and clean. There are things to do outside the monastery like having a nice day at the beach, lunch at some of the restaurants, boat trip to the springs and nice small souvenirs shops.
  • The place is nice, but in this day and age they're still abusing animals. They paraded a small male goat around the church in the monastery with loud music, the goat was visibly scared and wasn't having it, then they tied it up put it in a wheel barrel, what a gruesome thing! Then the next group of people did the same and on an on it went.
  • This place is so much better with the latest renovation. It's definitely a must see.
  • Went by boat from Ohrid. The whole area is worth a visit. The little church, with frescoes, the three springs and the garden. It can be reached by road as well. There are three restaurants and a shopping area.

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Where to stay in Ohrid

Combining natural beauty and historical sights, Ohrid is one of Macedonia’s best known and most visited destinations. In spite of its modest size, the scenic shore of Lake Ohrid offers an array of accommodations. Hotels range from luxurious to budget-friendly. Much more numerous than hotels are the guesthouses, where you can find lodging in modern villas and traditional homes, in town or in the peaceful natural surroundings just outside. Rental apartments and several hostels oriented toward younger visitors round out the offerings.
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