When was born the human dream of flight? Nobody knows. Most probably, that happened long time ago, even before the known history begins. People imagined that will fly like a bird, but the dream became true in another way. Discover one of Bulgaria’s most legendary natural wonders from the sky – the majestic Melnik Pyramids with “Our Home is Bulgaria” foundation for 60 Euro per person.
The team of hot air ballooning will take you to one of the most picturesque and exciting places in Bulgaria that are fantastic for ballooning – a great way to discover the beauty of country. It comes along with the Arch. Plamen Plamenov Miryanov vision who initiated a ‘Our Home is Bulgaria’ foundation to raise the national self-esteem and spirit of Bulgarians, to promote the beauty of the country and to preserve the national traditions, folklore and culture of Bulgaria.
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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.
Close to Melnik, which is the smallest city in Bulgaria, are The Melnik Pyramids, one of the most interesting natural attractions in Bulgaria. They are rock formations scattered over an area of 50 square kilometers. The Melnik Pyramids were declared a natural landmark in 1960. These unique natural formations attract tourists from all over the world. It is thought that the limestone of which they are composed is the result of erosion, and those forces continue to alter their shape. These fantastically sculpted rocks have assumed the most varied shapes and details, resembling stone mushrooms, haystacks, minarets, alpine ridges and peaks, swords, obelisks, Egyptian pyramids, Gothic cathedrals, and so forth.
Bulgarian modern hot air ballooning history has its heroes, like Ivan Trifonov, a Bulgarian world-record holder attempts another first in the Guinness World Records. He piloted a hot air balloon 675 feet to the bottom of Mamet Cave in Croatia. Ivan Trifonov, holds the record to fly a hot air balloon over the Mediterranean Sea, in 1989. Another record when he flew over the North Pole in 1996. Then over the South Pole in 2000. He was also reportedly the first to fly over Jerusalem, the Great Wall of China, and the Kremlin. All of this using a hot air balloon.