Cave church "St. Athanasius" - village of Kalista, Struga district



Exterior of the church


The Crucifixion of Christ


Saint Clement of Ohrid

South from the monastery of Kalista, adjacent to the surrounding rocks, is the cave church dedicated to the Archbishop of Alexandria - Athanasius.

The greatest composition of medieval fine art in the Struga district is preserved inside this church.

Although no written sources have been preserved, the stylistic notes of these frescos very clearly indicate their 14-century origin.

Observing the overall artwork and its distinctions, the preserved images of the holy characters and the few compositions of the Great Holidays reveal the talent of a skilled artist who knew his trade and who painted the famous characters from the Holy Bible with love.

Part of the artwork was painted in 19th century as well.