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St. Jovan Kaneo, Ohrid

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Religious Site Historic Site
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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  • This church is the image often used to represent Ohrid and often even the whole country of Macedonia. There is good reason why this is so. The views here are amazing. Definitely the most beautiful pla...  more »
  • The setting above the lake is quite beautiful. Interestingly you have access to the terrace and surrounds for free however the church itself is 100md - with such a great view we did not bother to go i...  more »
  • The walk to Hovan Kaneo is wonderful. On the way you alk along the waterline of the lake, which is a beautiful sight. The church itself looks great and makes for brilliant pictures, with the lake Ohri...  more »