Tourist information, program offers, attractions and hotels at Lake Balaton
The Lake Balaton and its surrounding is the most popular resort of Hungary. The lake attracts domestic and foreign tourist with its tourist services meeting the European standards. Recreation, historic monuments, particular natural values, excellent excursion opportunities are waiting for travellers.
Lake Balaton is situated in Transdanubia. The length of the lake is 77 km, the width is 14 km. The water surface is 598 km2. The average depth of the Balaton is 3 metres , so the lake is shallow. In the summer the lake warms up to average 26 °C. The Northern bank of the lake deepens quicker than the southern. That is why the water is colder with some degrees.
The Balaton freezes almost every winter. During cold winters the thickness of the ice on the lake reaches a 30- 40 cm, offering excellent place for winter sports.
An important attraction of the Balaton is the wine culture. The most famous wines are offered in Badacsony, Somló and Balatonboglár.
Important cities and regions around the Lake Balaton
Keszthely, Balatonfüred, Tihany, Siófok, Balatonboglár, Balatonalmádi, Badacsony, Little Balaton
Attractions at Lake Balaton
Tihany Abbey, Keszthely Festetics Palace, Little Balaton Natural Park, castle of Sümeg, castle of Nagyvázsony, Szigliget Arboretum, Tapolca lake-cave, Hévíz Lake
Program offers at Lake Balaton
Sailing, water-skiing, surfing, shipping, excursions, wine-tasting, theatre, concert, entertainment, disco, water fun park