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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 a wonderful view behind the lake and city You have to run about 1 km to reach there but it is wort to see İt is realy good protected above years You must see sunset thats the Best ı have ever s...  more »
  • This small church is probably the most photographed place in all of Macedonia, but it's all about the location really. The church is located on a headland that gives 180 degree views of the lake and b...  more »
  • For this view is worth a ride half of Europe. Several years ago I saw somewhere a picture of the Church ... and I made the decision that I have to see this ... Since I've been here 4 times and certainly this is not the end. In many opinions, I wrote that I have a weakness for Balkan religious architecture, but here it is simply a delight. The summer is cool, heat, but probably best in the spring when it's sunny weather, but the peaks are still snow-covered. PS. Always do there photo lizards ...
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