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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Sarah B (4 months ago)
Nice area to spend however short or long you want. St Naum was amazing to see and the gardens are nice to walk through. Can sit by the Lake or eat at the restaurant. There are boat tours of the springs too.
Alexander Melo Gómez (6 months ago)
One of the most beautiful views around Ohrid. You can rent a boat and see some lagoons with the purest water you could ever see. There are restaurants around and you can go by car and park it at the entrance of the monastery. Definitely worth seeing.
Haro Cocoroski (6 months ago)
In my opinion it's the second best monastery in North Macedonia behind Saint Jovan. The place is absolutely wonderful. A gift for the eyes. There is also some animals like peacocks. The only thing i dislike is the overpriced restaurants. Other than that the place is paradise.
Aleksandar Peshevski (11 months ago)
Paradise !!! ..Is beautiful place for visiting
Voislav Markovikj (11 months ago)
Very good peaceful place.
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