After Budapest, Lake Balaton is the next the largest tourist attraction in Hungary with its well known lake, it is a great place to spend your holiday.
On the shores of Lake Balaton there are only a few small villages. The tourist areas are centered on the south side of the lake as the water is warmer there and the beaches are wider. The south shore is also an ideal choice for young families.
Lake Balaton is the largest lake in Europe. So there is a lot to discover here..... If you opt for the north shore, you can walk through the Balaton Uplands National Park and sample the delicious wine here, the basalt slopes are full of vineyards! The spa town of Balatonfüred is the most popular tourist resort on the north bank.
Average summer temperature: 26C
Explore the castle ruins of Szigliget
Balaton Highland National Park
Specialities Include : Fish soup, noodles with catfish or bream in sour cream.
A delicious bottle of wine from one of the local vineyards.
Enjoy a fun day at Annagora Aqua Park in Balatonfüred, which includes a spa and an ice cave.
Kids will also love it there as there is a wave pool and a total of 12 water slides and 3 for the very young.
From May to August there is a lot to do at the castle in Szigliet, with the opportunity to experience the atmosphere of the past.
The beautiful old spa town of Balatonfüred has plenty of shops to browse around, and you get a taste of past greatness. Afterwards enjoy a delicious evening meal at one of the many varied restaurants.
The ruins Szigliget, orginally built in the 13th century is located on Lake Balaton.
The castle was more or less destroyed by a lightning strike . However from the tower you get amazing panoramic views of Lake Balaton.