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Reviewed 1 September 2019

Melnik is one of the smallest and most historical cities in the world. Magical place where historical evidence goes back to the Tracian Medi (Maedi) tribe. (For example, the famous Spartacus was born as a Maedi.) They were followed by Persian, Macedonian, Roman, and Bulgarian...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 20 April 2019 via mobile

I have been looking for public transport options but could not find one so thought it might be good to post the bus timetable here: The route goes: Sapareva Banya - Dupnitsa- Blagoevgrad - Sandanski - Melnik - Rozhen. Bus timetable attached. Tips: stay in...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 16 January 2019

Bulgaria's smallest town, Melnik, is surrounding by interesting geological formations they call sand pyramids. Quite vertical and dominating the surroundings, the pyramids make for excellent photography. Enjoy!

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 10 November 2018 via mobile

We drove up to visit the monastery and then took the trail from there to view the pyramids. Very interesting to see. Great views are a fairly short walk, although some parts are steep.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 12 October 2018

I am not really sure why this place has 3 names- Melnik, Rozhen and KArlanovo pyramids. Maybe because of the typical shape of the formations? But basically this is one big amazing area, which offers solid hike and stunning views. 1) Do not go up...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 25 July 2018

I was told little about the Pyramids prior to our visit as the site is not well known. These 100 meter sandstone formations were interesting to witness up close. A visit to the Rozhen Monastery is also a must. Make sure if you buy a...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 12 July 2018

The Melnik pyramids are rock formations, some of the most visited rock pyramids in Bulgaria. The Pyramids of Melnik reach a height of 100 m. Their slopes are sandy and almost vertical. Absolutely must-see place!

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Ivan A
Reviewed 9 May 2018

I can not understand what they find in this landscape. You can see it everywhere... If you go to Melnik (Meleniko for the Greeks) tour the village, as it has nice old houses to see.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank ST64
Reviewed 29 April 2018

The Melnik pyramids are unique sand formations, typical for the region. The name of the smallest town in Bulgaria comes from the old slavonic word "mel" which describes these white sand/clay pyramid-like formations. They can be seen from any place in Melnik (not so impressive...More

Date of experience: April 2018
4  Thank 445nikr
Reviewed 29 April 2018

I expected the Melnik rock dunes to be as spectacular as the Belogradchik sand rocks. They are absolutely fascinating, but I simply didn't enjoy this as much. Four days for Belogradchik were over way too soon, but four days for Melnik started to become tedious...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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