The tour includes a visit to the medieval Rozhen monastery, situated in the Pirin mountains. Afterwards the tour continues with a walk in the picturesque town of Melnik, where you will have the chance to taste the local types of wine which is Bulgaria’s most famous export.
Melnik is considered the smallest town in Bulgaria, nested in the South slopes of Pirin mountain, among sand pyramids with queer forms. The findings from the antiquity discovered upon the archaeological diggings testify for its centuries-old history. The wine which is produced by the unique Bulgarian brand Wide Melnik Vine has a wonderful quality, scents of ripe cherry, herbs, and in the presence of oak it develops nuances of tobacco and leather. You will have time for a lunch break in a local restaurant and after it you will continue to the nearby “Rupite” area, located about 30 km. away from Melnik. This place is considered as sanctuary because it is associated with the famous Bulgarian prophet Vanga, who spent the last years of her life there. Near the house where she was living in 1994 was built the church Saint Petka, which is interesting with its different style of frescoes and icon paintings.
This is a wonderful full day adventure around the Pirin Mountain. The journey is very dynamic and panoramic, providing breathtaking views around another mountains in the southwest of Bulgaria. Melnik is the smallest Bulgarian town, very famous for its unique architecture and the wine traditions. Some of the finest Bulgarian wines are made in the region. Rozhen Monastery is the largest in the area, a depository of the National Bulgarian spirit and culture. Rupite temple, located at the food of the volcano Kozhuh (not active) is a special energizing place, chosen by the famous Bulgarian prophet Vanga for her home.