St. Naum Monastery

St. Naum Monastery is a monastery built from the 10th century in Byzantine architecture. It was founded by St. Naum of Preslav (830-910), a disciple of Saints Cyril and Methodius. In the 16th century, during the Ottoman occupation, new buildings were constructed on the foundations of the original building. However, a part of them was destroyed in a fire in 1875.

About this building

Key Features

  • Architecture
  • Monuments

Visitors information

  • Parking within 250m
  • Café within 500m

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Golem grad island churches, Lake Megali Prespa

On this relatively small island of Lake Megali Prespa stretching into northern Macedonia, Albania and Greece, a large number of historical and cultural monuments are concentrated. The Golem Grad island has been inhabited continuously for 2000 years and the monastic life was thriving there from the 10th century until the 14th century. Thus, there are no less than seven remains of churches. Among them, the Church of St Peter of Golem Grad, the only fully preserved church. Built around 1360, its reconstruction was last carried out in 1934. The church has many frescoes to admire inside.

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St. John the Theologian Kaneo

St. John the Theologian Kaneo is one of the most famous churches in Northern Macedonia due to its position above Lake Ohrid. Its foundation date is unknown, but the church existed already in the 13th century. Abandoned during the Ottoman period, it was restored in the 19th century. The frescoes inside were made during the restoration and date back to the 20th century.