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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Happy Ox (17 months ago)
Peacefully located on Lake Ohrid, the perfect location to visit the monastery and churches within the compound. You could spend a full day with the amount of sites to see and varying restaurants.
Steven Weber (2 years ago)
Incredible monastery in a gorgeous setting. The paintings inside are vivid and well preserved. Definitely worth the 100 dinar entrance fee. Some people say they can hear the heartbeat of Saint Naum who was buried here over a millennium ago. My significant other who is not religious heard it. So definitely a place of great mystery :-)
Nikolina (2 years 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 (2 years 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 (2 years 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!
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