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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 favorite place in Ohrid. If you are visiting Ohrid than you must go here. A quiet and relaxing place with a great view of the lake. The best period of the day to be here is in the afternoon, when y...  more »
  • If there is a landmark in the city of Ohrid, this is the Church of St. John Caneo. Located on a salient of the coast, almost hung of the cliff, the place offers wonderful views of all the Lake and of the city.
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  • Standing on top of the rock, just like a guardian, this old church is astonishing in the morning, noon, or evening. If oyu ever come to Ohrid do not miss this site.  more »