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.
Tours to St. Jovan Kaneo
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St. Jovan Kaneo Reviews
We went at sunset and it was so beautiful! The light on the church and on the water was just lovely. We had dinner at a restaurant below the church and watched the light fading over the church above u... more »
Such a pretty location, just be sure to go early to miss the crowds. I wish I could have had the chance to go inside and maybe take a tour but time was tight. more »
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