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All reviews amazing views great place to visit few kilometers spiritual place eco trail beautiful nature great icons well worth the effort nice place frescoes monastery hill mountains atmosphere sand pyramids courtyard
By chance we were there on sunday. Got there early because of the sandstone formations. 3 cars there. 2h later, when we came back from the hike, place was crawling with people. Also many more on the way from the village below. Was speachless.
Tucked in the mountains , this old monastery is a great place to visit.
It has very interesting history as well as a lot of carvings and old painted walls with icons and biblical scenes ( in the church)
Definitely worth visiting
The Monastery itself is nothing special. It's very quiet and well located in between the sand pyramids landscape. You reach it by following the road (by foot or car) or take the hiking trail. A little hard to find but just follow the river bedding...More
The Rozhen Monastery is the largest monastery in Pirin Macedonia, Bulgaria, one of the several medieval Bulgarian monasteries, well preserved till nowadays. It is inhabited by monks whose tranquility should not be disturbed. In the monastery there is a copy of the miraculous icon of...More
This small monastery is uphill just 1 kilometer from Rozhen village. It can be reached from Melnik via a 5-km eco-trail that leads directly to its gates.
The church is small too with beautiful altarpiece and murals. At the entrance you will find a basket...More
Lovely small monastery perched up on a hill located just a few kilometers outside of Melnik. There is a lovely large green field outside of the monastery with benches and trees. Upon entering the monastery, you will find a large court yard mainly still representing...More
Melnik is full of them. I have personally tried Bolyarka and Pri Shestaka (but it was several years ago) and Chavkovata kashta (the beginning of March 2017) and was pleased with all of them. They all had their own wine, too... More
Melnik is full of them. I have personally tried Bolyarka and Pri Shestaka (but it was several years ago) and Chavkovata kashta (the beginning of March 2017) and was pleased with all of them. They all had their own wine, too (or so they claimed :-)).