The unique architecture of Melnik and the nearby Rozhen Monastery (located 6 km southeast of Melnik) make it a popular tourist destination. In addition, the town has been famous for producing strong wine since at least 1346. The local wine from the varietal Broad Leave Melnik Vine was reportedly a favourite of Winston Churchill’s. Read more about the sights bellow…
Why choose our tours:
- Very easy logistics:
We pick you up from your hotel or an address you choose, and we bring you back to your hotel, the airport or an address you choose. The tour will be with a car and an English speaking driver for you who will be with you and show you the sights and will do all he can to meet your needs. This tour is around 10 hours.
- Great prices:
This is a private tour, and as such the price per person depends on the number of people you are travelling with. Here you can see the prices per person, depending on how many people you are:
3 to 20 people – 49 euro per person ~ 99 Bulgarian leva per person
2 people – 69 euro per person ~ 139 Bulgarian leva per person
1 person – 139 euro per person ~ 279 Bulgarian leva per person
You pay to the driver at the end of the tour. We prefer if you can pay in Bulgarian Leva cash, but if you don’t have Leva, we also accept credit card or Euro.
Here you can read more about this sight:
The unique architecture of Melnik and the nearby Rozhen Monastery (located 6 km southeast of Melnik) make it a popular tourist destination. In addition, the town has been famous for producing strong wine since at least 1346. The local wine from the varietal Broad Leave Melnik Vine was reportedly a favourite of Winston Churchill’s. Lately, the area of Melnik is enjoying a revival of vine growing and wine making. Several new, modern wineries have been built and operate, producing high quality wine from local and international varieties. Several others are under construction, preparing for the new harvest. Interesting architectural landmarks include the Byzantine House, one of the oldest civilian buildings in the Balkans (built probably in the 12th or 13th century as a Bulgarian fortress), the Kordopulov House (named after the merchant Manolis Kordopulou to whom it once belonged), which also has one of the largest wine cellars in Melnik, the Pashov House (1815), which houses the Historical Museum of Melnik and the Pasha’s House, built by Ibrahim Bey, one of the richest beys in the region, during Ottoman rule. Some of the old churches in the town worth visiting are St Nicholas (built in the 13th century), SS Peter and Paul (1840), St Nicholas the Thaumaturge (1756) and St Anthony. The area around Melnik is strikingly eroded, particularly the enormous area of cliff that serves as a backdrop to the town. This area, covering some 17 km² near Melnik, Kurlanovo and Rozhen, has been called the Melnik Badlands. The hills in this area can rise up to 100 metres (330 ft) high. The unique formations, which can resemble giant mushrooms, ancient towers, and obelisks, were formed when heavy rain eroded the sand and clay the hills are composed of.
We offer many more tours to interesting locations all over Bulgaria and the surrounding countries. You can make a combinations of any of these tours and maximise your experience in Bulgaria!