Golem grad island churches, Lake Megali Prespa

On this relatively small island of Lake Megali Prespa stretching into northern Macedonia, Albania and Greece, a large number of historical and cultural monuments are concentrated. The Golem Grad island has been inhabited continuously for 2000 years and the monastic life was thriving there from the 10th century until the 14th century. Thus, there are no less than seven remains of churches. Among them, the Church of St Peter of Golem Grad, the only fully preserved church. Built around 1360, its reconstruction was last carried out in 1934. The church has many frescoes to admire inside.

About this building

Other nearby buildings

Wikimedia Commons/Ehrlich91

Church of St. John the Theologian

The church of St. John the Theologian was built in 1861. During the uprising in Ilinden-Preobrazhenie in 1903, it was burnt down, and in 1921 it was rebuilt. The church is built as a three-nave basilica with a dome, the central nave is half-cylinder vaulted, and the side is covered with flat ceilings. There is a gallery inside on the west side, and on the east side, it ends with a polygonal apse on the outside. The temple is made of stone, and the arches and vaults are made of wood.

Wikimedia Commons/BoroDim

St. George's Church

St. George's Church is the church of Kurbin Monastery, located above the village of Kurbinovo. The church was built in 1191, as can be seen from the inscription above the altar during the reign of Isaac II Angelos (1185-1195). The works of conservation of the architecture and frescoes were completed in 1958.