St. John Kaneo
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- St. John KaneoMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsWellnessGreen TravelersFirst to ReviewJun 27, 2013
Kaneo is the most scenic and beautiful spot of Ohrid. A small Orthodox church is standing high on a cliff over Lake Ohrid and is attributed to the author of the Gospel of John, St. John the Theologian. Orthodox churches are often situated at stunning geographic locations.
St.John Kaneo church 13th c. was built into the shape of a cruciform with a rectangular base. The architect of the church is unknown but it is believed that he was influenced by the architecture of Armenian churches. Reconstruction work was carried out on the church in the 14th century, shortly before the arrival of Ottoman Turks in Macedonia. A wooden iconostasis was constructed within the church and by the 20th century numerous saints along with the Virgin Mary have been portrayed on the apse. A fresco of Christ Pantocrator can be seen on the dome of the church. A fresco of Saint Clement of Ohrid, accompanied by Saint Erasmus of Ohrid, can also be seen on a wall of the church.
There is a beach under the cliff and a couple of restaurants along the shore of the former fishermen's settlement of Kaneo.