Day 4: Saint Naum - Ohrid
Overnight stay in Ohrid
Tushemisht to Saint Naum, 6km/15min
We will start today with the beautiful monastery of Saint Naum, located on the shore of Lake Ohrid, the 2nd largest lake in the Balkans shared between Albania and North Macedonia. This is an Eastern Orthodox monastery in the Republic of Macedonia, named after the medieval Saint Naum who founded it. Saint Naum is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Macedonia which has a lot to offer.
Saint Naum to Ohrid, 30km/40min
Tour of Ohrid, the jewel city of Macedonia classified by UNESCO. Sheltered by the ramparts of its citadel, basilicas and orthodox churches, vestiges of ancient temples attest to the ancient influence of the city. At the end of the Middle Ages, it was an important artistic center of the Slavic world, both in painting with the Ohrid School and in literature, poetry and philosophy. It is in Ohrid that St Naum and St. Clement, who raised missionaries Cyril and Methodius, invent a new alphabet to evangelize the Slavic tribes: the Cyrillic alphabet was born. Today we can stroll its narrow streets lined with houses with typical architecture of white walls with openings bordered by black beams and discover beautiful churches.
• Old town
• St. Sophia Cathedral
• The antique theater
• Site of Saint Jean Kaneo