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Hotel Bolyarka has 58 banks including 2 luxury appartments, 2 small appartments and 17 double rooms. All the rooms and appartments are provided with a conditioner, mini-bar, cable television, telephone, private bath and a weekly programator for the room temperature. Every luxury appartment has a coz ...
SPA hotel BULGARI is a modern luxurious hotel situated in the centre of Melnik. It is built in architectural traditions of this region. The complex has 5 single rooms, 8 double rooms, 6 apartments, 2 "Tsar" apartments and 1 "VIP" apartment.The speciality of the hotel is the SPA-centre which includ ...
Hotel and restaurant "Despot Slav" is situated in the heart of the ancient town of Melnik next to the town museum. It is built entirely in Melnik’s traditional style with thick stone foundation, hand-carved wooden ceilings and forged furniture. It perfectly fits the architectural ensemble of M ...
The complex "Litov’s house" (in bulgarian - "Litova kashta") invites you to stay at the ancient town of Melnik and to enjoy calm, comfort and quality of culinary and aesthetic pleasures offered here.The complex consists of three hotel floors divided by ancient architectural styles. On the grou ...
Hotel MARIO offers two double-bed rooms, one room with two single beds, two double-bed rooms with one additional single bed, one double-bed room with two additional single beds and an appartment with a hall and upholstered furniture. Total number of beds is 22. The price for the double rooms is 20 e ...
Shestaka Guest House was built entirely in typical for Melnik Revival style. Each room has cable TV, private bathroom, internet access, one of the rooms has a refrigerator.The price for double room is about 17 euros, a triple room is about 22 euros. The prices are negotiable if you stay more night ...

Places of interest in Melnik

Kordopulova house was built in 1754. Initially the building was built for wine making and storage. It was owned by a rich greek family Kordopulos. The last family member of Kordopuloses Manolis died during the Balkan War. In 1912 in his house Manolis hides Yane Sandanski who needed an asylum from tu ...
Metropolitan church of St Nicholas (in Bulgarian - "tsarkva Sveti Nikola") is situated not far from Melnik in the central part of the hill of St Nicholas. The church by itself is not preserved. Only eastern wall and some interior details remain till now. In the past the building of the church consis ...
The church (bazil) of St Anthony (in Bulgarian - tsarkva "Sveti Antoniy") is situated close to the center of Melnik in its north-eastern part. The church is a national cultural monument and is a part of cultural and historical reserve "Melnik". It was built in 1765.It was considered th ...
Pashova house was built in 1815. It is the historical museum now. The ground floor is built of stone. The house consists of 8 rooms. On the ground floor of the building the exhibits presenting winemaking in Melnik are stored. Different museum pieces showing Melnik's way of life during Renaissance pe ...
During the Ottoman domination Melnik was a big administrative center. There were turkish barracks functioning in the town. They executed their administrative functions in the so-called turkish konak. Konak translated from Turkish has several meanings. It means eather a palace of a rich turkish offic ...
Pyramids of Melnik were proclaimed the natural place of interest in 1960. And they are really unique. It’s a natural formation which attracts tourists from all over the world. It is considered that such pyramides were formed because of the soil erosion. The Pyramides of Melnik are in process o ...
Despot Alexius Slav was a Bulgarian independent autocrat of the 12-th and 13-th century and a descendant of the Asen dynasty. There were many mountain fortresses under his authority as well as the Western and Central Rhodopes and the most part of Macedonia to the east of the river Srtuma.Despot Al ...
Monastery of the St Mother of God Spileotissa or "St Zona" (in Bulgarian - manastir "Sveta Bogoroditsa Spileotisa or "Sveta Zona") is one of the valuable cultural and historical monuments of the town Melnik. The monastery was built at the beginning of the 13-th century by despot Alexius Slav&rs ...
St Barbara Church (in Bulgarian - tsarkva "Sveta Varvara") is situated in the north-eastern part of Melnik close to Kordopulova house. The Saint Barbara is a protector from sudden death which is considered a punishment as a death without penance and confession in Christianity. The Saint Ba ...
Metropolitan church of St Nicholas the Miracle-Worker is situated in the south-eastern part of Melnik close to the center of the town.Saint Nicholas in Christianity is considered a miracle-worker, protector of sailors, travelers, merchants and children. He is famous for his charity activities as w ...
"St Haralampius" St Archangels monastery (in Bulgarian - manastir "Sveti Haralampiy" Sveti Arhangeli) is situated not far from Melnik in the hills of St Nicholas to the South of the town. It is a monument of culture of national significance.This monastery (which is currently considered the earlies ...
Sts Peter and Paul Church (in Bulgarian - tsarkva "Sv. Sv. Petar i Pavel") is situated in the southwestern part of Melnik in five minutes from the centre of the town. It is a national cultural monument and is a part of cultural and historical reserve "Melnik".Peter and Paul are the most honoured a ...
Bolyarska house (or the Byzantine house) is situated in the eastern part of Melnik in ten minutes from the centre of the town. It is a monument of Bulgarian medieval housing architecture of national value and is the oldest Byzantine building preserved in the Balkans.The Bolyarska house was built i ...
St John the Baptist Church (in Bulgarian - tsarkva "Sveti Yoan Predtecha") is situated in the northwestern part of Melnik on the right bank of Melnishka river. This church is also known as the Church "Sveti Yani". Locals name it like that.John the Baptist (also known as John the Forerunner) in Chr ...

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This is a nice route which can be passed for about 1 - 1 hour and a half. The road passes through beautiful places full of natural phenomenas and historical sites. Starting from Melnik the way gains height little by little, crosses unique Melnik sandstone pyramids, and enters the young oak forests c ...
The so-called hizhas in Bulgaria worth a separate description. Bulgarian hizha is a cabin where tourists can stay overnight and have some rest. Usually such cabins are situated in distant places where there are no settlements in the area. Most of cabins in Bulgaria are situated in the mountains.Th ...
The Cabin "Malina" is situated in Dolen Kaluger area at the bottom of the mountain Boykov Vrah at a height of 1674 m above sea level. The cabin has 40 bunks. It is provided with water and electricity. WC is situated inside the building. The Cabin "Malina" has its own kitchen. The manager is always e ...
Melnik is famous for its exceptional wine from Shiroka Melnishka. This is an old red grape variety that can only grow in south-western Bulgaria near Melnik, Sandanski and Petrich in the valley of the Struma River. All attempts to be transferred to other regions of Bulgaria or abroad were unsuccessfu ...

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Melnik is the smallest town in Bulgaria but it has a long history. When you enter the town it seems like you fall into the past. There are picturesque houses with tiled roofs, narrow streets, stone roads and carts loaded with wine barrels. It is a calm and quiet town. But at the same time performanc ...
In spite of the fact that Melnik is a quite small town, it has a long and rich history. It is not known when Melnik was founded. The first written sources where it was mentioned date back to XI century. According to the archeological excavations the first settlers in the area of modern Melnik were t ...
Melnik is situated 20 km far from Sandanski. There is a bus from Sandanski to Melnik leaving every day at 16:30. It will take about half an hour to get there.There is also a bus from Sofia to Melnik. It leaves central bus station every day at 14:00 and arrives to Melnik at 17:00.The distance betwe ...
22 Mar 2010 - The lioness who lived in a cell in one of Melnik's hotels was confiscated. According to experts the owner of the lion hasn't take care of it in appropriate way and now it needs to be moved to a better place. So far, it will be accommodated in the Sofia zoo before being moved ...
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Melnik's local specialties are sheep yoghurt with figs and cake with cheese called "banitsa".  There was a time when Melnik's wine was a privilege of the top party elite in Bulgaria and the former Soviet Union. In XVII-XVIII centuries Melnik was inhabited by 25,000 people, there were about 130 ...
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Places of interest in the Area

Rozhensky Monastery is the largest orthodox cloister in Pirinsky region. The monastery has been kept safe till nowadays and is being visited by numerous tourists from different countries.It is not known for sure when Rozhensky Monastery was built. At the end of the 17-th century huge fire broke ou ...
The picturesque Kashina village is located in southwestern slopes of Pirin mountains. It is typical hilly village situated 8 km from the village Rozhen. It can be reached by a dirt road that is in very poor condition. But nevertheless, the village has a direct transport connection. Every Monday, Sat ...
Kashina Falls is one of the largest and most beautiful natural attractions in the Pirin Mountains. Among locals it is also known as "Skoko", ("Skoko" means "jump" in Bulgarian) for its swift jump which its waters make after the glade close to Garvanova scale. The height of the waterfall is about twe ...
Garvanova rock is named after bald eagles who once inhabited the rock. (In Bulgarian "garvan" means "raven"). Local people by mystake called these birds ravens and so the name of the place was born. In inaccessible corners of the rock eagles have lived from time immemorial, until 1941 when, due to u ...
Rupite area together with the church "Saint Petka of Bulgaria" is a part of Hundred Tourist Sites of the Bulgarian Tourist Union. The area is a cozy complex with a nice park. The grass is cut, there are lots of flowers, benches, gazebos. There is also a convenient parking for visitors. Famous Bulgar ...

Hotel MAKENZEN is situated at the entrance to the town of Melnik. It is very attractive for the lovers of nature and relaxation. It is located among the trees and plants on the area of 12 hectares on the Melnishka river. It offers for its guests all amenities necessary for a proper rest. It has 17 r ...
       The hotel is situated in the village Rozhen 6 km away from the town of Melnik on the way to Rozhensky Monastery. It has 5 rooms (single, double, triple) with private baths. Each room is provided with cable television and a conditioner. There is also a restau ...

Interesting facts

In XVII-XVIII centuries Melnik was inhabited by 25,000 people, there were about 1300 houses and 70 churches (just for comparison - now population of Melnik is only about 300 people) Melnik is the smallest town in Bulgaria with a population about 300 people.