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Rhodope Mountain Holidays at Melanya

If crowded beaches and brimming bars are not your cup of tea, there are an ever-increasing number of alternative holiday destinations available to the more independent traveller.

Melanya mountain holidays offer the perfect mix of support and sensitivity for the most discerning rural traveller considering a holiday in the mountains. Additional peace of mind comes from knowing that your driver can be waiting at the airport for transfer to either a hotel of your choice in Sofia or straight to Kardzhali, depending on arrival time. At the town of Kardzhali you will be met by your hosts, who will drive the remaining few kilometres through breathtaking mountain scenery to your holiday destination, Lyubino.

Located deep in the heart of the Eastern Rhopode Mountains close to the Bulgarian/Greek border, Melanya delivers a whole new Rhodope Mountain Holidays experience.

The village of Lyubino is one of the prettiest in the whole region, enjoying fantastic panoramic views across the Eastern Rhodope Mountains from its high vantage point. Quaint stone houses huddle beneath their traditional hand crafted slate roofs, seemingly taunting the very gravity that keeps them nestled into the mountainside. On reaching Melanya, it becomes obvious that the house itself is very different from the attractive, but fragile style of its neighbours. In keeping with its surroundings, this country house has an attractive rustic mix of robustness and charismatic charm that instantly feels welcoming. Built in traditional Turkish style, the steps to the first floor living quarters are on the outside of the house giving guests their own private entrance to their holiday accommodation. Guests at Melanya Mountain Retreat enjoy the whole top floor apartment, which comprises two spacious double bedrooms, a facilitated kitchen diner, large wet room and separate wc. The generous holiday accommodation and self-catering facilities are sure to please, however the organic menu choices for the following days really set a holiday at Melanya retreat above the competition.

Glad of the fact that an immediate shop run is not required, one can open a bottle of wine and browse the mountain holiday welcome pack, which contains information and maps showing local walks, activities including mountain biking, water sports and fishing, and places of interest for both sightseers and photographers. Closer inspection of your accommodation reveals a number of thoughtful extras like the UK shaver socket installed in the wet room and the iPod connection to the stereo system so you can enjoy your own tunes.

The views from your holiday accommodation are absolutely spectacular and the opportunity to witness a sustainable way of life that hasn't changed for centuries, is certainly a rarity and an honour. Rhodope Mountain holidays or short breaks at Melanya Mountain Retreat deliver a diverse mix of activities, wildlife, cultures and terrain, highlighted by vibrant seasons and an average of 280 days of sunshine a year. Whether you are looking for adventure or deserved relaxation, Rhodope Mountain holidays at Melanya Mountain Retreat have become the benchmark by which others are measured.


Your holidays in the mountains at Melanya Retreat will be a green holiday and will support the local community.

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