Church Of St. John At Kaneo

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  • Address: Kaneo Plaosnik Pateka, Ohrid 6000, Macedonia (FYROM)
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  • Timings: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
  • Time Required: 00:40 Mins
  • Tags: Church, Religious Site, Family And Kids, Architecture
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St. Jovan Kaneo stands on a cliff that overlooks the Kaneo beach and Lake Ohrid. This is one of those buildings that looks fascinating even from a distance. The stone construction with detailed arches, the central dome that extends upwards into and hexagonal tower and its rectangular layout are reminiscent of Byzantine architecture but a few people believe that this church is designed with deep influences of orthodox Armenian churches.

The church’s age is not known precisely but archaeologists have mentioned that the church must be built in the 13th century before the rise of the Ottoman Empire. The building was repaired in the 14th century before the Turks arrived in Macedonia. In the 20th century, an apse was built here with depictions of a number of saints and the Virgin Mary that have become one of the highlights of the church even today.

Other highlights of the place include:

  • The elaborately carved wooden main altar with frescoes of saints
  • Frescoes that depict Christ Pantocrator, Saint Clement of Ohrid and Saint Erasmus of Ohrid
  • The surrounding courtyard that has a number of benches spread across that offer a mesmerising view of the lake

A restoration project was carried on in the 1960’s that uncovered frescoes in the dome and along with the design and its sheer location, today, the church has become one of the best places to see history and art merge.

Entrance Ticket Details For Church Of St. John At Kaneo

  • Admission Fee : MKD 100 per person

How to Reach Church Of St. John At Kaneo

  • By Bus : Tamaro Bus Stop (Bus Station Tamaro) [1.5 kilometre away]
  • By Taxi
  • By renting a Bike.
  • By Walking

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  • Church Of St. John At Kaneo Address: Kaneo Plaosnik Pateka, Ohrid 6000, Macedonia (FYROM)
  • Church Of St. John At Kaneo Timing: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Best time to visit Church Of St. John At Kaneo(preferred time): 09:30 am - 05:20 pm
  • Time required to visit Church Of St. John At Kaneo: 00:40 Mins
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  • 5.51% of people who visit Ohrid include Church Of St. John At Kaneo in their plan

  • 54.55% of people start their Church Of St. John At Kaneo visit around 11 AM - 12 PM

  • People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Church Of St. John At Kaneo

Monday, Thursday and Friday

54.55% of people prefer walking in order to reach Church Of St. John At Kaneo

People normally club together Zura Apartments and Saint Clement Of Ohrid while planning their visit to Church Of St. John At Kaneo.

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