St. Naum Monastery

  Ljubanishta     more than a year ago
Boasting some of the most extraordinary frescos and icon paintings in Macedonia and dating from 905AD, the beautiful monastery complex of St. Naum a shade under 30km south of Ohrid and close to the Albanian border. Complete with restaurant, gift shops, boat tours and peacocks running wild in the gardens, the original monastery was founded by St. Naum (c.830 -910), a disciple of Sts. Cyril and Methodius and one of the seven Apostles of the First Bulgarian Empire. Adventurous travellers visiting the monastery by car with a few hours to spare might be interested to learn that the nearby border crossing is seldom busy and that an unscheduled trip to Albania is highly recommended. Entering Albania is a simple procedure, and the recommended lakeside town of Pogradec is a mere 20 minutes or so away.


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