St. Jovan Kaneo, Ohrid

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Must see · Church · Historic Site
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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  • I often walk to this iconic church, the surroundings & views of the lake are unparralled but, in two years, the door has always been locked but this time, it was open, I suspect to give access to...  more »
  • Highly recommended to visit! It’s the most beautiful place in Macedonia by far. Amazing old temple in a quiet and mesmerising view on behind.  more »
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