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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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  • My friends and I visited in August and agree it's definitely worth visiting. There is a small admission fee but when inside take your time to appreciate how authentic the church is. If you rush you be...  more »
  • This Byzantine Church is the typical Byzantine Church like many others but make it fascinating position on an Escarpment overlooking the Lake. really awesome venue and impressive and unique location. to see and hang out at the sight of the beautiful surroundings. Worth visiting
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  • A wonderful setting, enchateur. The small church is very simple, but in this context it is even more touching.
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