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The Melnik Wine – the Ambrosia of Thracians

Sofia - Melnik

The route can be completed within 2 days. It is intended for an automobile or bus transport. Accommodation is performed in the town of Melnik. The following sites can be visited within one day from the town: the Melnik pyramids, the Karlanovski pyramids, Sandanski, the Memorial Temple “St. Petka of Bulgaria” – village of Rupite, Rupite, Samuil’s Fortress. The starting point can also be the city of Plovdiv, the town of Sandanski, Borovets or Pamporovo.


Sofia is Bulgaria’s capital and its largest city. Founded thousands of years ago, today the city continues to develop as the country’s cultural and economic center. At present, the city has a population of 1,250,000. Sofia is located in the western part of the country, on The Sofia Plain and on the lower slopes of Mount Vitosha. The city’s average altitude is 550 meters above sea ...

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The smallest town in Bulgaria (208 residents), 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. ...

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