St. Jovan Kaneo, Ohrid

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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  • This church is actually quite small, but still very significant for Ohrid history. Accessible by three different paths, it really is located on a perfect spot. Apart from the church, this place offers...  more »
  • Practically above the restaurant that takes its name, beautiful Orthodox Church, overlooking the Lake, from there you have a beautiful view,
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  • This is a great place for taking some pictures with the Ohrid lake and there is a nice breeze up there, which is great during the hot days  more »

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Combining natural beauty and historical sights, Ohrid is one of Macedonia’s best known and most visited destinations. In spite of its modest size, the scenic shore of Lake Ohrid offers an array of accommodations. Hotels range from luxurious to budget-friendly. Much more numerous than hotels are the guesthouses, where you can find lodging in modern villas and traditional homes, in town or in the peaceful natural surroundings just outside. Rental apartments and several hostels oriented toward younger visitors round out the offerings.
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