Rozhen Monastery and Melnik Hiking with Food Tasting - Private Tour from Sofia
If you join this tour you will see Kordopulova house, St. Antonius church, hike through the Melnik pyramids, see Rozhen monastery iconostas and frescoes, taste traditional Bulgarian Banica in a village house.
The tour starts from the hotel that you are staying in Sofia. From that point a professional guide with a A/C car will make the individual tour.
Heading on the motorway and the first stop which will be Melnik. The smallest town in Bulgaria, Melnik, is nested in the south slopes of Pirin, among sand pyramids with queer forms. It is situated in the Sandanski Municipality, Blagoevgrad county, 175 km north from Sofia, and it is only 30 km from the borderline with Greece. The finds from the antiquity discovered upon the archaeological diggings testify for its centuries-old history. Melnik is declared a natural and architectural reservation, and it attracts thousands of tourists annually. 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 an oak it develops nuances of tobacco and leather. It is one of the attractions of the town and the region, and it attracts many admirers from the whole world. You can sample it in some of the wineries and cellars in the town and around it.
After a stop for lunch in a typical Bulgarian style will star the hiking tour to Rozhen monastery. As a center of the ecclesiastic life in the region was recognized the Rozhen Monastery, which is situated 5 km east from Melnik. It is the largest Orthodox monastery in the Pirin region. The monastery is comparatively well preserved to the present day and every year it is visited by many tourists from various countries. The monastery holiday is on 8 September, when people from the whole region gather in order to participate in the celebrations.