Church of St. Clement and Panteleimon

The church of St. Clement and Panteleimon is a replica of the old church of St. Panteleimon, built by St. Clement of Ohrid in 863, demolished by the Ottomans. The construction of the present church was completed in 2002. In the northern outer part, traces of the Sultan-Mehmed (Imaret) Mosque, built there during the Ottoman period, have been left.

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St. John the Theologian Kaneo

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Church of St. Sophia

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