Thursday, August 14, 2014

MACEDONIA ~Ohrid-St John Church-UNESCO ~

A lovely church with amazing views of the lake all around...crystal clear blue water... according to Ana the most tranquil place in Ohrid (outside the tourist season^^)Thanks a lot Ana!

With lots of nice and interesting stamps!
(Issued 10-06-1998)
Rural architecture
(Issued 2002)
City views
(Issued 04-07-2012)
World Day of the Child
(Issued 06 -10-2003)

Photo: "Rex" Digital
Ohrid is a city on the eastern shore of Lake Ohrid in the Republic of Macedonia and the seventh largest city in the country. Ohrid is known for having once 365 churches, one for each day of the year and is referred to as the Macedonian Jerusalem.

Ohrid and Lake Ohrid became a UNESCO site in 1980 it is the deepest lake in the Balkans (940 feet), with a mean depth of 508 feet. It covers an area of 138 square miles and is 18.9 miles long by 9.2 miles wide. It straddles the border between Macedonia and Albania.

The Church of St. John the Theologian is located on a cliff overlooking Kaneo Beach on Lake Ohrid. It is part of the Macedonian Orthodox Church.


  1. I am really happy you liked it Gerda :)

    that 2002 stamp is from a set of 2 rural architecture stamps :)

    1. Thanks Ana for your visit and the information about those stamps... I like it a more place on my wishlist to see! (◕‿-)