125 € – 1 person; 90 €p/p – 2 persons; 55 € p/p – 3 persons; 45 € p/p – 4 persons;
IT IS A PRIVATE TOUR! You wouldn’t be combined with other people.
Transportation by car
INCLUDED: English speaking guide and transport; pick up and drop off
NOT INCLUDED: Personal expenses and museum entrance fees
8:00 pick up at your hotel
11:30 – 12.00 Melnik
12:00 – 13:00 hiking to Rozhen Monastery
13:00 -13:30 Rozhen Monastery
13:30- 14:30 hiking back to Melnik
14:30 – 15:00 Lunch/ Rest
15:00 – 16:00 Hiking to ruins of Slav Fortress and St. Nicola Church and back
18:30 drop off at your hotel
Melnik and Pyramids
Nowadays Melnik is the smallest Bulgarian town, there live not more than 300 people. But in the mid ages it was the capital of whole Rodopes Region. There are many ruins, a fortress on the near hill, picturesque white, stone houses, perched on both banks of a sand river.
But what makes the town amazing are the sand pyramids all around. Some of them reach 100 meters height, others are very small. Some of then are stone caped, other are needle like. Depends on the sun light they vary in colors from white to red.
The most famous house in Melnik belonged to a progressive wine trader one hundred years ago. Splendid ceilings and stained windows, the winter garden, and a sundial on the terrace are just some of the most famous features of the house. But they exist also a secret exit to the mountain and the underground winery, designed to contain 300 tons of wine.