Melnik is the smallest town in Bulgaria.
It is set in a picturesque area of white sand cliffs.
The main livelihoods of the population are wine-making and tourism. Traditionally, almost every family grows vines and produces wine for their own consumption and for retail.
Nowadays the region of Melnik enjoys a revival of viticulture and wine production. Several new, modern wineries are built and operate, producing high quality wine from local and international varieties.
In Melnik is located the partially preserved medieval Byzantine church “St. Nicholas “, dated to the end of the 12th century and demolished in a fire in 1913.