Church of St John at Kaneo at dawn, Lake Ohrid.

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Sublime Ohrid is North Macedonia's most seductive destination. It sits on the edge of serene Lake Ohrid, with an atmospheric old quarter that cascades down steep streets, dotted with beautiful churches and topped by the bones of a medieval castle. Traditional restaurants and lakeside cafes liven up the cobblestone streets, which in high summer can be very lively indeed. Outside of July and August, the tourist circus subsides and the town becomes more lived in.


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Sveti Jovan at Kaneo church perched above Lake Ohrid © Lorna Parkes / Lonely Planet


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