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Lake Balaton is situated 75 miles (121 kilometers) southwest of Budapest, the national capital, and 55 miles (89 kilometers) northwest of Pecs.
When city stresses start to mount, pack a picnic and head to a couple of the nearby beachside destinations, such as Silver Shore or Golden Shore. These beautiful beaches are ideal for relaxing and watching the world pass by.
A great way to experience age-old traditions and the great outdoors in Lake Balaton is to plan a visit to Palffy Pince Winery, one of the area’s most acclaimed wineries. See the varietals, sample some expertly crafted wines, and, if you like the flavors, arrange to have a case shipped back home.
Among the main museums in Lake Balaton are the Kinizsi Castle and the Szantodpuszta Tourism and Cultural Center, two exhibit spaces where culture vultures can enjoy a couple of hours of cultural exploration. Of the several museums around, these two are two of the more talked about.
During your tour of the city, don’t miss out on the historical religious sites. Get an insight into the history of the Tihany Abbey and the Reformed Church of Totvazsony as you view the old buildings.
Whether you are looking to relax, spot some local birdlife or enjoy the gentle lapping of water the local lake known as Lake Heviz is the perfect destination. Even if the sun isn’t shining, this calming destination is a great place to relax and enjoy the local birdsong.
Discover the most glamorous and influential families of times gone by at of Lake Balaton’s most important palace. Historic Festetics Palace is a wonderful time capsule, containing the very highest standards in design and craftsmanship of its era.
In this culture-rich city you’ll find a few interesting cultural centers and museums, such as the Bali Gallery, where art and history lovers can see local exhibits. Take a self-guided tour, browse the various galleries and try the interactive exhibits.
Keen nature lovers will be glad to find out that Lake Balaton also has a few larger nature preserves where you can go to see unique surrounds and interesting wildlife. Take a long walk in Pigeon Island and savor being out in nature and away from the paved streets.
Located on the waterfront, this family-friendly hotel is within 12 mi (20 km) of Calvinist Protestant Church, Balatonalmadi Beach and Granary Wine Museum. Statue of King Stephen I and St. Stephen Church are also within 16 miles (25 km).
This family-friendly Siofok hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Silver Shore and Golden Shore. Pigeon Island and Szantodpuszta Tourism and Cultural Center are also within 9 miles (15 km).
Situated near the beach, this spa hotel is 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from Golden Shore and 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Silver Shore. Szantodpuszta Tourism and Cultural Center and Balatonfolvar Harbor are also within 12 miles (20 km).
Situated near the beach, this apartment is 0.6 mi (1 km) from Festetics Palace and within 6 miles (10 km) of Fenekpuszta Roman Ruins and Roman Catholic Church of the Holy Spirit. Lake Heviz and Balatonmariafurdo Park are also within 9 miles (15 km).
This family-friendly Siofok aparthotel is located on the waterfront, 1.7 mi (2.7 km) from Golden Shore, and within 9 mi (15 km) of Silver Shore and Szantodpuszta Tourism and Cultural Center. Pigeon Island and Open-air Folk Museum are also within 12 miles (20 km).
This family-friendly Siofok hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Golden Shore and Silver Shore. Pigeon Island and Szantodpuszta Tourism and Cultural Center are also within 9 miles (15 km).
Situated near the beach, this hotel is within 12 miles (20 km) of Sipos-hegy Watchtower, Fonyod Museum and Balatonfolvar Harbor. Holy Cross Church and Pigeon Island are also within 12 miles (20 km).
Situated in a rural location, this hotel is within 6 miles (10 km) of Koveskal Reformed Church, Palffy Pince Winery and Bali Gallery. Kinizsi Castle and Open-air Folk Museum are also within 12 miles (20 km).