Melnik and Rozhen Monastery

Price:


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.


Time: 11h.


Transportation by car


INCLUDED: English speaking guide and transport; pick up and drop off

NOT INCLUDED: Personal expenses and museum entrance fees


BOOK!

SCHEDULE:

  • 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

HIGHLIGHTS:

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.

Kordopulova house

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. 

Rozhen Monastery 

It is a quiet place. The wood stairs and balcony of the monk rooms, the flame of the candles in the semi-darkness of the church, the smell of incense introduce you to an old fairy time. The monastery church, frescoes, and iconostas originate from 16-17th century, they are a surprisingly fine example of the late Byzantium art, survived under the Ottoman rule.