We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book In Advance
Why Book on TripAdvisor?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information
80
All photos (80)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“river bed”(3 reviews)
“great view”(3 reviews)
About
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
Contact
| Pirin Planina, Melnik, Bulgaria
Improve This Listing
Reviews (78)
Filter reviews
37 results
Traveller rating
22
10
2
2
1
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
22
10
2
2
1
Show reviews that mention
All reviews sand formations river bed great view about half an hour wine museum hiking trail pyramids village mountains viewpoint road phenomenon shoes litre slopes monastery parts
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 37 reviews
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
Thank Annette_and_Wes
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
Thank AndrejaKo
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
Thank KimR2765
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
2  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
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

Date of experience: October 2017
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.

Date of experience: September 2017
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.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Eva T
View more reviews
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from The Melnik Pyramids staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Submit
Posting guidelines