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Address: Ohrid, Republic of Macedonia
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Situated on a hill overlooking lake Ohrid this monastery is named after the medieval saint who founded it although there are ruins on the site of earlier christian worship, from... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Situated on a hill overlooking lake Ohrid this monastery is named after the medieval saint who founded it although there are ruins on the site of earlier christian worship, from the 900's, including some interesting mosaics. Well worth a visit preferably with a guide.

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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sven Naum is just an extraordinary place, a tiny tiny tiny extra small village at the top end of south east Macedonia, at the border with Albania. The monastery is pretty and offers nice view over the lake and both Macedonia and Albania. But I truly recommend you to take the path going west when you are in front of... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The transport to the Monastery of Saint Naum is very well organized, you can enjoy a boat ride, go with a car or take a cab. Once you go there you will be amazed. Remarkable gardens, stunning views and beautiful peacocks walking around. We ate tasty fish at one of the restaurants and after took a ride with a small... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can reach the monastery by a big boat taken from the bay of Ohrid or by car. We went with the boat, as we wanted to see more, but regretted the decision at one point. It is very, very slow, takes about an hour and a half to travel the distance that takes around 20 minutes by car. We... More 

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Shave Zion, HaZafon, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This 2 km trail is very nice and recomended. The beginning is near the monastery - a sign showing the entrance into the springs area. The path leads into the nature reserve around the springs, and back to the entrance road parking. Very easy walking trail leads to some beautiful points of view, of the clear springs. At the end... More 

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Thessaloniki Region, Greece
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Perfect view from the top of the monastery. Great peacocks keep you company during your wandering there..! You should visit it !

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Christchurch, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

Well worth a visit, as well as the monastery which is quite small they have beautiful gardens and a lovely beach once you get past all the stalls selling tourist paraphernalia etc, but they are not pushey and sit quietly waiting for you to come to them. A good thing. Take the row boat trip to the source of the... More 

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Timisoara, Romania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

This is a monastery I will never forget! The monastery itself is very beautiful, but what makes it special are the peacocks! Tens of peacocks walking freely, climbing the monastery roof!

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016 via mobile

Interesting visit, the most unusual church I have ever been in and our guide was very knowledgeable. Also worth going for a boat ride through the springs

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

This place has all the bog standard monastery stuff though maybe it is better to visit by bus or taxi rather than a boat. Peacocks walk around if you enjoy plastic birds

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