Lake Balaton, Somogy County

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Lake Balaton, with its smooth waters and sandy beaches, offers entertainment from water sports to traditional gastronomic events. The lake features wineries on the north coast, nightlife on the south shore, and castles and picturesque villages in the hills. Enjoy sailing, fishing, playing golf, horseback riding, beach volleyball, and biking at the "Hungarian sea." The water and the sleek mud of the lake are said to be good remedies for anemia and nervous fatigue. Taste some of the local specialties served with a broad selection of regional wines at one of the many inns and restaurants. Using our international travel planner, Somogy County attractions like Lake Balaton can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • August 16, 2017
    We started after a simple smooth drive down from Budapest at Siofok which was a lakeside village set up as a holiday park. Despite the throngs we parked up easily and headed to the water to find our t...  more »
  • August 1, 2017
    Hungary is not usually the first country where you have to think of a holiday destination. But a holiday at Lake Balaton is definitely worth it. The water is very beautiful, (is to it at what place you are). My experience is the right side of the Balaton water more beautiful as the left, if you put it on the map. But the area to the Balaton is very particular. Many natural places, for walking but also many places where the history of Hungary back.
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  • July 27, 2017
    Drove past Lake Balaton from the flat (South along it route goes), decided to stay and take a dip. For a start could not find neither Exchange, nor the restaurants accept cards. There resort level as near a local Lake in the heart of Russia. But the saddest thing was the lake itself-it is not just very dirty (shallow, muddy and swimmers a lot), it still beat any sulfur springs. When sat in the car after bathing-it was formed not long ago smell chishhennogo public toilet. The road to the hotel and soul was hell. Perhaps the situation better from the high Bank and rating restaurants anymore. But on the South side it is better to drive past this Lake.
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