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- Balaton Sound
- Badacsony Wine Festival
- swimming at Lake Balaton
- Tihany geysers
- Kis-Balaton Bird Park
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Vacation rentals at Lake Balaton
Considered a real inland sea by Hungarians, Lake Balaton is one of the natural jewels of Eastern Europe. Arriving in Siófok, the most important city on the lake, travelers will be able to admire a magnificent sun on the marina, enjoying Vacation rentals with balconies and terraces. Along the south shore of the lake to the west, pleasant accommodation, where swimming pools are not uncommon, welcomes visitors seeking peace and quiet in the charming villages of Balatonkeresztúr, Balatonlelle or Balatonszemes, among others. There, the rest is total, in the heart of a preserved natural setting. A destination of choice for those who appreciate the calm and beauty of the great lakes.The charm of lake Vacation rentals
The north shore of Lake Balaton is the greenest, as it is located in the heart of Balaton-felvidéki National Park. Vacation rentals are available in Balatonfüred, the country's main spa town, with no less than 7 mineral springs. The Tihany peninsula offers a breathtaking view of the lake and certainly the most beautiful Vacation rentals in the region. Pleasant gardens will welcome vacationmakers who will be able to enjoy the serenity of the place and its famous geysers throughout the world.
Vacations at Lake Balaton
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Lake Balaton is one of the most beautiful destinations in Europe for nature lovers. After a relaxing swim in the waters of the lake, discover the Badacsony vineyards in the center of the north shore, where you can taste excellent white wines while enjoying an exceptional lake setting. After this time of relaxation, head southwest of the lake to discover another one, Lake Héviz. Its thermal waters have been attracting visitors from all over the world for more than 200 years.The historical heritage of Lake Balaton
But Lake Balaton is not only an exceptional natural destination. Its immediate surroundings are dotted with historic sites that will delight heritage lovers. On the north shore of the lake, the medieval fortress of Szigliget dominates the waters of the Balaton and offers a superb view of the surrounding countryside. The village is also worth a visit, it perfectly embodies the Hungarian way of life. The Benedictine Abbey of Pannohalma, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, has one of the most beautiful medieval libraries in Europe, with more than 300,000 volumes. Located a little further north from Lake Balaton, it is worth a look. Lake Balaton will delight nature lovers as much as old stones, thanks to its charming atmosphere.
Travelers and activities
The peaceful and quiet setting of Lake Balaton is ideal for a family vacation. Upon arrival in Siófok, the Bebo Aquapark allows children and their parents to enjoy the joys of the lake water. A few kilometers north of Balaton, the Veszprém zoo is one of the region's most popular family activities. There is no doubt that the little ones will enjoy the joy of swimming, quite simply, thanks to the beaches located all around the lakeLake Balaton as a couple
The region's medieval and seaside history offers a perfect setting for a romantic getaway. Balatonfüred, the region's main spa, welcomes visitors to its spas and mineral springs and invites them to relax. Once relaxed, nothing beats taking Tagore Drive, to enjoy a moment together. From the Tihany peninsula, located not far from the center of the lake, emanates a bucolic atmosphere. The ideal place for a stay for two under the sign of rest and cocooning.
In winter, Lake Balaton freezes completely and offers a completely different panorama. It then became the ideal place for ice chariot races. A world championship in the discipline was even held there in 2004.
Top 5 Things to Do at Lake Balaton
Reserved for lovers of electronic music, this open-air festival is one of the largest in Europe. Every year in July, since 2007, it has welcomed the greatest international artists of this musical genre. Undoubtedly the most important event to take place on the shores of the lake.2. Visit the Kis-Balaton Ornithological Reserve
The shores of Lake Balaton provide a privileged habitat for a wide variety of waterfowl. It is possible to observe wild herons or even egrets in Kis-Balaton. A breathtaking show for nature lovers3. Taste the local cuisine
Hungary being deprived of access to the sea, Lake Balaton is the ideal place to enjoy delicious fish fillets. On the menu: carp and pike-perch, fried or breaded, will delight the most delicate palates.4. Enjoy Lake Balaton in summer
While the summer season is certainly the most popular among tourists, it is still the most pleasant time to enjoy the pleasures of Lake Balaton, thanks to the exceptional temperatures that warm its waters. It is also in summer that Balaton Sound is held, for the most festive travelers.5. Participate in the Badacsony Wine Festival
Every year, in mid-July, this festival celebrates the grape harvests and wine-growing traditions of the region, Hungary's most famous for its wines. Between folklore concerts, traditional shows and wine events, the festival attracts many participants from all over the world.
FAQs: Vacation Rentals in Balaton
Vacation rentals in Balaton offer very affordable prices, costing on average $126.58 per night in 2020, which makes it the most affordable destination in Hungary.
According to our most recent data, the months that allow you to save the most in Balaton are November, October and September, with average prices of $111.01, $112.02, and $114.6, respectively.
Analyzing the data from 2020, we found that costs per night for accommodation here are usually higher, on average, during the months of July ($162.84), August ($150.21), and June ($140.55).
It is recommended that you book your stay well in advance when visiting Balaton, as only 35% of our properties are usually available throughout the year.
The months when it's easiest to find available accommodation in Balaton are June (the average amount of properties that are available reached 67.25% of the total in 2020), May (60.2%), and September (48%).
The months with the lowest properties available in Balaton are, in order, November, March, and December with respective average availability figures of 21.75%, 22.75%, and 23%, based on data collected in 2020.
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