Sveti Naum Monastery

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Sveti Naum, Macedonia

Sveti Naum Monastery Reviews

JasperO JasperO
51 reviews
Not so special Mar 14, 2013
In the harbour of Ohrid you find all kind of tour operators which will take you by boat to the Sveti Naum Monastery at the other side of the like. We choose one of the boats and we left to Sveti Naum. During our trip on the boat the captain told some general information about Lake Orhid and the things which you can see from the boat.

When you arrive in Sveti Naum you are free to go where you want. The Monastery itself is not so special, but nice to walk along. In the area of the Monastery there are a lot of souvenir shops where you can buy a nice souvenir. There are also a lot of restaurants with a good and cheap food.

When you have see enough of the monastery, the souvenir shops and the restaurant, you can also swim for a while in the lake. But be on time at the boat, because they leave when it is time to leave.
The boat from Ohrid to Sveti Naum
The Monastery from the boat
at the monastery
Painting at the monastery
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tj1777 tj1777
379 reviews
Sveti Naum Monastery Apr 12, 2009
Just at the waterfront of Lake Orhid you will find the Sveti Naum Monastery - it is pretty close to the Albanian border and can be easily reach from either Albania or Orhid as a daytrip.

The monastery is originally built around year 900 by Saint Naum who is also buried here. The buildings at the monastery are mainly concentrated around a square courtyard with a little church inside. The church got some nice frescoes and is the only place where you will need to pay admission. There is a hotel at the premises hence you can spend the night if you would want to. I guess you should not expect too much in the night life department if you do stay for the night.

You will probably go to see the monastery to see the church and the buildings of the monastery itself. But what makes this place unique is not really either of those two things. It is the view of the mountains and the lake. And the huge number of peacocks which are walking around the place and making a lot of noise. The noise from the peacocks could be a problem for the guest at the hotel if they are not really heavy sleepers - peacocks can make some serious noise.

You don’t really need to spend the night to see the place since it is pretty small and you can get around all of it in ½-1 hour. But some might want to stay for the experience of staying at a famous monastery with some cool scenery.
Peacocks haning around the area

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