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St. Jovan Kaneo, Ohrid

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Perched on a rocky cliff above the waters of Lake Ohrid, St. Jovan Kaneo stands as one of Macedonia's most important religious sites. Constructed originally during the 13th century, the church survived multiple renovations and six centuries of Ottoman Turkish rule. Pay a visit to the historical building and note its classic Orthodox construction, featuring brick and a central tower. Make your way inside to admire the detailed frescoes and works of religious art that decorate the inner dome and walls. Afterwards, grab your camera and wander around the outside of the structure, where you can take in the sweeping, panoramic view of the lake and the surrounding ring of mountains. See St. Jovan Kaneo and all Ohrid has to offer by arranging your trip with our Ohrid itinerary planner.
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  • It has amazing view and is really calming. Definitely worth a visit. They charge a small fee for the entrance into the church. 
  • If you are lucky enough it's going to be summer, red sun is going down, a multitude of birds is flying around you, reflection from bright water is shining and you propose your girl on the cliff by the...  more »
  • Popular viewpoint. I don't think you can go inside but it makes for a great photo opportunity on the edge of the lake.