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Lake Ohrid: Church of St. John Kaneo | by mhodges
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Lake Ohrid: Church of St. John Kaneo

Ohrid, Macedonia: Church of St. John Kaneo, built in the 13th century on a rocky headland overlooking Lake Ohrid. Although the builder of the church is unknown, it represents a mixture of Byzantine and Armenian elements.


Lake Ohrid lies on the mountainous border between the southwestern region of the Republic of Macedonia and eastern Albania, covering an area of 340 sq km (130 sq mi). The deepest (286 m/938 ft) lake of the Balkans, it is drained to the north by the Drin River. It is famous for its crystal clear water which is sometimes transparent to a depth of as much as 22 meters (66 feet).


While waiting to see if the church would be opened, I took photos from a number of vantage points. Unfortunately, I never saw the frescoes inside.

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Taken in February 1998