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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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  • The image everyone has in their mind when recalling Lake Ohrid :) But don't forget to enter the church (100 denars) to make the experience complex... 
  • A Byzantine Church in great location offering panoramic views of the Lake. He wants a bit of walking to reach the Church. We don't got inside because it was closed. Admission costs 100 dinars. Is it worth a visit.
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  • As you come down the hill from Tsar Samuils Fortess you come down to this church with a beautiful view, but with building work for the new university going on above you can visit but not get this shot