Springs of St Naum

Boating in Lake Ohrid

Inside the Sveti Naum Monastery, colourful covered motorboats sit waiting to whisk visitors over the lake to see the Springs of St Naum. The water here is fed by Lake Prespa and is astoundingly clear – at some points it is 3.5m deep and still you can see the bottom.

The main reason to take the boat trip (other than for a bit of picturesque relaxation bobbing on the lake) is to witness the springs bubbling up from the lake bed. Because of the water clarity it's extremely easy to see. In some places calcification causes the rocks to turn white – it's quite a sight. At the end of the lake is a small chapel.

The charge for this trip is per boat, so if you wait for more people the price per person will become cheaper.