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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Kim R
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!

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.

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

2  Thank Nik R
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

Thank appelflap
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Very historic rock formations above the town. Makes a great view from the MELNIK hotel. Very quaint little town. Probably not more than several hundred citizens

Thank SanDiegoWayne
Reviewed 26 September 2017

Pyramids are everywhere in Melnik but the best are on the way to Rozhen. Also good view from the Despot Fortress.

1  Thank Marcin K
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Those pyramids are really extraordinary and beautiful to see, especially when they are illuminated by the sun. In my opinion they are something that one can not see everywhere and are a must see in that region.

Thank Eva T
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Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

The view is amazing. We have little children so we went for the easiest route to reach a very good and comprehensive view point. We walked from the Rozhen monastery and not up the trail from Melnik. The first view point is recognized by some...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 10 August 2017

We hiked up the pyramids to the very end early in the morning, after visiting the monastery. Wonderful experience with amazing views. Not a soul in sight. Highly recommended, but not for those who are afraid of heights.

Thank Sanny07
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