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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  • 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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