Monastery of Saint Naum

Ohrid, North Macedonia

The Monastery of Saint Naum is an Eastern Orthodox monastery situated along Lake Ohrid. The Lake Ohrid area, including St Naum, is one of the most popular tourist destinations in North Macedonia.

The monastery was established in the Bulgarian Empire in 905 by St Naum of Ohrid himself. St Naum is also buried in the church.

Since the 16th century, a Greek school had functioned in the monastery. The area where the monastery lies belonged to Albania for a short period from 1912 until June 28, 1925, when Zog of Albania ceded it to Yugoslavia as a result of negotiations between Albania and Yugoslavia and as a gesture of goodwill.



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Ohrid, North Macedonia
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Founded: 905 AD
Category: Religious sites in North Macedonia

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Nikolina (5 months ago)
Absolutely beautiful and very peaceful. Untouched nature and beautiful churches. The monastery is located up the hill but u have to visit it if you are in the area. The road that leads here is in very bad condition,parking is cheap and the kiosks are expensive and the take cash only. Overall great experience and must visit if you are in Ohrid.
Marino Toro (5 months ago)
A magnificent place of astonishing beauty, full of flowing energy. The facilities are excellent, including restaurants, shops, hotel, and, of course, the beach. Don't miss the boat tour to the springs and the church of St. Constantine and Helen!
Na She (5 months ago)
Gorgeous views of lake Ohrid, 2 churches in site, beautiful greenery. Places to swim, eat, boutique and horse riding tours, souvenirs. Parking about 1 euro, definitely nice half a day trip, or you can stay longer!
New York Timelapse Channel (5 months ago)
I will start with the view witch is amazing! Delicious food and really, really good service. Loved that place. Is my second time here and was great like always
Sofija K (7 months ago)
Lovely church, beautiful frescoes on the interior. In the courtyard of the church there were a couple of friendly peacocks just waiting for a photo opportunity. The view from there is breathtaking!
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