Church of St John at Kaneo

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Ohrid, Macedonia
Church of St John at Kaneo - The little church
Church of St John at Kaneo - View from the lake
Church of St John at Kaneo - The little church and the view over the lake
Church of St John at Kaneo - The gate at the church
Church of St John at Kaneo - Walking the woods behind Saint Kaneo
Church of St John at Kaneo - Approaching Saint Kaneo
Church of St John at Kaneo - Approaching Saint Kaneo

Church of St John at Kaneo Ohrid Reviews

cynthiasmiller cynthias…
62 reviews
Beautiful view of the lake Jun 19, 2016
Saint Kaneo Church is a small church built in the Byzantine and Armenian styles about six hundred years ago. It sits perched on the edge of town in the middle of the woods. Walking there, especially outside of the tourist season, feels a bit like getting lost in someone else's neighborhood. The views there are peaceful. It can make you feel like the only person on Earth. I'm sure sunsets are amazing there. I was there late morning, so I didn't get to see sunrise or sunset, and it was still beautiful. You can pay to go inside, which I didn't because I was so mesmerised by the view outside.

To get there from the old town, just walk toward the lake. When you can walk no further, turn right on the main road. Follow the signs to the church. There may come a point when you don't see signs anymore. Worry not, just follow the waterfront as well as you can. The roads will wind and eventually will turn into a dirt trail. Just keep heading in that general direction and you will get there.

Once there, it's an easy walk through the woods to the Plaosnik and the fortress.
Approaching Saint Kaneo
Saint Kaneo on Lake Ohrid
Walking the woods behind Saint Kan…
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JasperO JasperO
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Small little church near the lake Mar 15, 2013
When you walk from the square in the city center to the old town of Ohrid you will find the small little church 'the church of St John in Kaneo'. For this church you have to walk over some stairs to climb a little bit on the hill where the church is standing.

From this church you have a wonderfull view of the lake Ohrid. With good weather you can see the total lake even the Macedonian and the Albanian side of the lake.

When you pay a small fee you can enter the small church. The use this fee for the maintenance. The church consist of one room with some frescoes on the wall and some other paintings. When we where there, there was also an old little man who want to tell something about the church. He told us some information about the frescoes, but it was hardly to understand because in mine opnion he talked French, Italian and German together. At the end of the story we got a little candle to burn and put it with the other one which where already burning.
The little church and the view ove…
The little church
View from the lake
The gate at the church
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