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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 ...
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 ...

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 ...

Interesting facts

According to local inhabitants in 1915 here Yane Sandanski passes by with his horse before being ambushed and killed on his way to Gotse Delchev.