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.
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.
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