Church of St. John at Kaneo (Ohrid, 13th c.)

Church of St. John at Kaneo (Ohrid, 13th c.)

The Orthodox church, situated on a picturesque cliff, was named after John the Apostle

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The Church of St. John at Kaneo is a Macedonian Orthodox church dedicated to John of Patmos (often identified as John the Apostle), or John the Theologian, as he is also known in the Orthodox faith.

The church was built at a picturesque location, on a cliff above Lake Ohrid in Macedonia, probably in the 13th century.

It was built on a cross-in-square plan, which is reminiscent of the shape of a Greek cross. The architectural style of the church reflects Byzantine and Armenian influences.
The jewel of the town of Ohrid, which is often referred to as the "Jerusalem of Macedonia," is one of the most beautiful church buildings in the Balkan region.

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