The Melnik Pyramids
The Melnik Pyramids
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Adventure Diva
Manchester, CT2,611 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Solo
These sculptured rocks have various shapes and details. Some look like stone mushrooms, peaks and minarets. These "earth" pyramids can be seen as you approach the capital.
Written 6 January 2024
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Tony_le_Blanc
Killarney, Ireland226 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
Really rather bizarre geological formation in Southern Bulgaria. A very quaint yet very tourist orientated village. Some very nice restaurants and gift shops with locally made soaps and great wines. Worth a visit.
Written 11 November 2022
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sharpster08
Woking, UK410 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
We stayed in Melnik village which is a really nice place but maybe there a few too many tacky shops. We were there to hike from the village along the dry river bed to Rhozen Monastery which would give us great views of the Melnik Pyramids on the way. The owner of our hotel (Manoleva House, which was excellent by the way!) gave us directions to get to the well marked route (stripes on the trees and rocks) and we set off along the river bed clambering over rocks on the way. After climbing up a steep track the view started to open up and we started to see some of the sandstone rock formations. Continuing up we reached the cliff top and here the views were great and the sun came out as well which added to the views. The formations are clearly not on a scale of say Bryce Canyon etc in the US but they are well worth a visit and are easily accessible with a short walk from Rhozen if you don't fancy the hike from Melnik which took us a few hours or so.
Written 26 September 2022
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The Flying Spaniard
Sofia, Bulgaria2,688 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 • Solo
The peculiar rocks are amazing, along with the village built on them. It is needed to climb up the hill to have the best views. However it is worth. A place not to miss when you're in Melnik.
Written 20 May 2021
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travelwithcarlo
London, UK2,620 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021 • Couples
I can’t believe this place exists in Bulgaria. I was super surprised hiking here as I had very low expectations but wow what a surprise this place has one of the best views in the world.

The short 20 min hike can be treacherous when it been raining so make sure to go only when it’s been sunny for a few days. They have a rest stop about half way, it’s a fantastic place for a picnic
Written 16 March 2021
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Ristana R
Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia69 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Business
Melnik is one small Town in Bulgaria under protection of UNESCO uniq with his Sand Pyramids which are made through the Times. The Sand Pyramid in Melnik are some of the unique attractions. There is a special Architektur made by the people who are living in the Town. Special offers of the Food and Drinks, specially Wine that are made in the Wine Yards of the sorounding area of Melnik in the old way.
Its worth to visit.
Written 12 January 2020
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Miri-hu
Budapest, Hungary224 contributions
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Aug 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 nation. The Ottoman rule came in the 14th century and the city became part of free Bulgaria just in 1912.
In the 18th century, the city had 1300 houses, 70 churches and 20,000 inhabitants.

We can find the most beautifull view point of the rock formation near to Sveti Nikolai Church, Slavova Krepost (Fortress of Alexius Slaven Despot) and Sveta Zona (Monastery of the Most Holy Mother of God Spileotisa).
Written 31 August 2019
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clueless999
Singapore66 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Solo
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 Sandanski rather than Melnik as there is more choice of accommodation. Start your day early if you don’t want to be stuck in transit town.

Enjoy!
Written 20 April 2019
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CKF
CT2,160 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Couples
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!
Written 16 January 2019
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Annette_and_Wes
Houston, TX437 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Family
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.
Written 10 November 2018
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