Lake Ohrid, Macedonia

Whether you come to hilly Ohrid for its sturdy medieval castle, to wander the stone lanes of its old town or to gaze at the Plaošnik archaeological site, every visitor pauses for a few moments at the Church of Sveti Jovan at Kaneo, set high on a bluff overlooking Lake Ohrid and its popular beaches. It's the prime spot for absorbing the town's interesting architecture, idling sunbathers and distant fishing skiffs – all framed by the rippling green of Mt Galičica and the endless expanse of lake.