Monastery Saint Naum, Ohrid

Perched on the rocky shoreline of Lake Ohrid right next to the Albanian border, Monastery 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 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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  • The monastery is cute, suggestive the crypt with the remains of the saint, accompanied by the legend that if you rest your ear on the tombstone you can still hear the heart of San Naum beating. The white peacocks that walk in the gardens are also beautiful and elegant and the view of the lake is beautiful. But the surrounding area is really too touristy, with buses and shops of bad souvenirs.
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  • The area where the monastery of St Naum lies belonged to Albania for a short period from 1912 _ 1925, when Zog of Albania ceded it to the then Yugoslavia. Part of the monastery is now a hotel but the ...  more »
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  • Beautifully renovated last few years. There is amazing progress since my last visit 6 or 7 years ago. Nice place to visit, walk, eat and buy some gifts from the region.
  • An interesting little church on the banks of a beautiful lake. Of great religious importance to local people. Nearby eateries well situated.
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