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Sveti Naum Monastery

Ohrid, Republic of Macedonia
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Ranked #4 of 17 Attractions in Ohrid
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Religious Sites
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

I like a bit of history and it is on a perfect location. I do not like the idea that a religious house is turned into a tourist attraction.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Beautiful monastery on the lake Ohrid. Must see! On the entrance ask for Nikola, older guy, who will take you with his boat and explain you history of monastery and Lake. Near monastery you can find a few restaurants with good food and wine. Don't buy Ohrids pearls because they are probably fake. Originally pearls are very expensive.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014 via mobile

The monastery is a great day trip from Ohrid, take the boat down along the shore line as it had amazing views of the lake and mountains. The monastery is quite small but looks wonderful and is set in a great spot. Definitely worth a day trip

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Monastery with a lot of peacocks walking around the monastery area, that is very well maintained, but also a lot of tourist miss out to visit non commercial area from other side, amasing natural reachness-springs each to other with cold crystal clear water that come from Prespa lake.

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Ryazan, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Beautiful monastery with amasing garden and peacocks (they are not in the cage, they are walking with you). Dont forget to look to the dome of the chapel - they could walk right here. The chapel is beautiful, with ancient mosaic and there St. Naum is lying here. It says the you can hear the beat of his heart (I... More

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Plovdiv, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

The monastery was a real surprise for me. I did not expected it to be so modern and well-maintained. Well the sight of a beach in front of a monastery is a kind of strange, but the park and the gardens were so nice that i couldn`t endure not to like it.

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Chisinau District, Moldova
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Love the place! So peaceful and super clean water! It's amazing that water in a pond can be cleaner than the water we drink at home. Don't miss the boat trip! We took a few couple of bottles from there to drink.

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Hong Kong
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

There are various ways you can get to St. Naum from Ohrid, either by bus, boat or of course taxi. Boats depart from the port at 10:00 and 11:00 (€10/600 Denari, return), and it will take you an hour and a half to be there. On a sunny day, the boat ride itself is quite enjoyable. I went there in... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We visited the monastery as a one day trip from Ohrid. And as I saw the pictures here on Tripadvisor I decided that it is a must see place.. I didnt regret it and i wish i would have had more time to spend at this place.. the boat ride is a must and it isnt expensive.. its like 2Euro... More

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Frenstat pod Radhostem, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We visited the monastery as a one day trip from Ohrid. The is a nice beach at the foot of the monastery, just they will not allow you to stay on the grass only on the sand. We had fantastic dinner at the restaurant Ostrovo with very tasty trout and eel.

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