Town of Melnik, Rupite, Rozhen Monastery and Heraclea Sintica from Bansko

Destination: Bulgaria
Duration: 1 days
Travel by: Bus
Type: Day tours from Sofia

Tour schedule:

From 85 BGN

Price for Adult: 95 BGN with VAT.

Price for Group over 4 people: 85 BGN with VAT.

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Architectural and Ethnographic Town of Melnik
Keeps more then  5,000 years  tradition and history of producing wine. The locals (Thracian) the legends say: that Melnik were the Thracian city, and more particularly the Thracian tribe Maedi, of which the legendary rebel Spartacus originated. Also famous in entire Europe for its finest wine, since  with which it is famous even nowadays.

Highlights:

From Bansko resort – You can arrange your pick up point in advance with member of our booking team.
From Velingrad resort  – You can arrange your pick up point in advance with member of our booking team.
The journey takes about one and the half hours to the Landscape Historical Park “Gradishte”.
Visit Rupite – the memorial temple “St. Petka of Bulgaria”. The Bulgarian mystic Baba Vanga lived and was buried here.
Discover the antique town of Heraclea Sintica. There are ruins of  representative buildings of the ancient city were built with great grace, the city layout was constructed in accordance with the principles of the Hippodamian Plan. A part of the city basilica was also preserved, where various litigation were resolved. Coins and two votive tablets of Heracles and Artemis were discovered. Heraclea Sintica was an ancient Greek polis built by Philip II of Macedon.
Lunch and relax in a traditional restaurant in the town of Melnik while enjoying delicious food and lovely atmosphere.
Discover the town of Melnik and learn about the history of the region, winemaking traditions and culture. Our tour guides will tell you many interesting facts about the history of these magnificent places.
Wine tasting in wine cell at the town of Melnik.
  Discover The Rozhen Monastery of the Nativity of the Mother of God – It is the biggest monastery in the Pirin Mountain.
Short tramsfer to the Reverend Stoyna.
Departure back to Bansko resort and Velingrad.
19:00: Expected time of arrival at Bansko resort.
19:00: Expected time of arrival at Velingrad.

Places You’ll See

Tour Interary:

From Bansko resort – You can arrange your pick up point in advance with member of our booking team.
From Velingrad resort  – You can arrange your pick up point in advance with member of our booking team.
The journey takes about one and the half hours to the Landscape Historical Park “Gradishte”.
Visit Rupite – the memorial temple “St. Petka of Bulgaria”. The Bulgarian mystic Baba Vanga lived and was buried here.
Discover the antique town of Heraclea Sintica. There are ruins of  representative buildings of the ancient city were built with great grace, the city layout was constructed in accordance with the principles of the Hippodamian Plan. A part of the city basilica was also preserved, where various litigation were resolved. Coins and two votive tablets of Heracles and Artemis were discovered. Heraclea Sintica was an ancient Greek polis built by Philip II of Macedon.
Lunch and relax in a traditional restaurant in the town of Melnik while enjoying delicious food and lovely atmosphere.
Discover the town of Melnik and learn about the history of the region, winemaking traditions and culture. Our tour guides will tell you many interesting facts about the history of these magnificent places.
Wine tasting in wine cell at the town of Melnik.
  Discover The Rozhen Monastery of the Nativity of the Mother of God – It is the biggest monastery in the Pirin Mountain.
Short tramsfer to the Reverend Stoyna.
Departure back to Bansko resort and Velingrad.
19:00: Expected time of arrival at Bansko resort.
19:00: Expected time of arrival at Velingrad.

Pick up/ Drop off points:

From Bansko resort – You can arrange your pick up point in advance with member of our booking team.

From Velingrad resort  – You can arrange your pick up point in advance with member of our booking team.

Please arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled departure time for boarding.

The smallest town in Bulgaria (80 residents), Melnik, is nested in the south slopes of Pirin, among sand pyramids with queer forms. The finds from the antiquity discovered upon the archaeological diggings testify for its centuries-old history. The first written pieces of evidence for the Melnik Fortress refer to the beginning of the 11th century. The first settlers on the territory of contemporary Melnik were the Thracians, and more particularly the Thracian tribe Maedi, of which the legendary rebel Spartacus originated. A few centuries later, the Romans lived on this ground. This proves the ancient Roman bridge, which is still preserved in the town of Melnik. The Slavs, who were consequently residing on this territory, had called their settlement Melnik, because of the surrounding sand pyramids. The name comes from the Slavonic word “Mel”, which means white clay, crayon.
In 1215 Melnik turned into a capital of an independent feudal principality, ruled by Despot Alexius Slav. The ruins of his fortress are preserved to the present days, near the town.
Wine production has been a tradition in the Melnik region for centuries, so it is not surprising that there are dozens of wineries around. Due to the dry, sandy soils in the area, the vines are among the very few crops that can be successfully grown there. In addition, the warm climate and hot summer (this is the warmest part of Bulgaria) provide excellent conditions for growing beautiful grapes. Thus, after hundreds of sunny hours in the summer, winemakers are happy to harvest well-ripened grapes – the ideal basis for a rich and tasty wine.
Our professional guide has a lot to share with you about the historical journey of wine and the ancient heritage of the city.

Discover the antique town of Heraclea Sintica. There are ruins of  representative buildings of the ancient city were built with great grace, the city layout was constructed in accordance with the principles of the Hippodamian Plan. A part of the city basilica was also preserved, where various litigation were resolved. Coins and two tablets of Heracles and Artemis were discovered. Heraclea Sintica was an ancient Greek polis built by Philip II of Macedon.

Food:

Our guests can choose between different diet menu, including vegetarian, Jain or non-vegetarian meals (Halal will not always be available).
Guests should advise the tour representative of their preferred diet on day one. You should always consult member of our staff if you have any alergy to the ingredients of the dishs or you not sure of what ingredients a dish contains.

Why to choose us:

Immersive Experiences
Expert Storytelling Guide
Wi Fi on Board
Instant confirmation
Comfortable Bus
Entrance all Attractions/Museums
Optionally lunch in a country restaurant
Hotel/Apartments

(pre arrangement required)

Easy cancelation
Optional Hotel pick up and Drop Off

(pre arrangement required)

Town of Melnik, Rupite, Rozhen Monastery and Heraclea Sintica from Bansko

Destination: Bulgaria
Duration: 1 days
Travel by: Bus
Type: Day tours from Sofia

Tour schedule:

From 85 BGN

Price for Adult: 95 BGN with VAT,

Price for Group over 4 people: 85 BGN with VAT.

Choose Date:

Add Details:

Full Name *
Email *
Phone *
Pick up point:

Choose how many:

Adults
Seniors/ students
Childs (3-16)
Groups over 4
TOTAL PRICE (lv. with VAT.)
0.00

Price included:

Returning transport will be by coach from pick up point and drop off point.
Visit Rupite.
Visit miraculous Reverend Stoyna.
Rozhen Monastery of the Nativity of the Mother of God.
Visi to town of Melnik.
Discover the antique town of Heraclea Sintica. 
 Discover the Rozhen Monastery of the Nativity of the Mother of God.
Profesional local guide included.

 

Price excluded:

Personal expenses. 

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