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. Use our Ohrid trip planning app to arrange your visit to St. Jovan Kaneo and other attractions in Ohrid.
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  • A gorgeous chapel with magnificent architecture located in a magnificent natural landscape near the Lake. It offers breathtaking views and is the perfect place to worship and admire the beautiful Lake
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  • If you are a woman travelling alone, please be very cautious here. I was walking up a stone path through the woods, and a man was being very inappropriate with me, even touching me. I was able to get ...  more »
  • We're here to coincide with the wonderful sunset gun instantly. I didn't expect it to be such an impressive sight. The Lake's clarity revealed walked to church trails.
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