Balaton trip advisor

Our favorite spots at the lake

Stég bar sunset

Our most favorite spot on the lake is the Stégbar in the harbor of Balatonföldvár, and especially at sunset a beautiful moment.

Boat tripTokaj

A boat trip on the lake with the old steamboat Jókai in Balatonfüred. You can buy the tickets on site in the harbor. The timetable is seasonal.

Szigliget

The old castle ruin of Szigliget is currently the only old castle on the banks of the Balaton that can be visited. This castle once stood on an island in the lake, hence the name. In addition to the fantastic panoramas, you get a good picture of life within the castle in the past.

Lavender fields

Lavender Picking in Köröshegy, with a beautiful view at the top of the fields.

Majthényi Présház

Our most favorite restaurant with a 180 degree view of the lake. Dinner at sunset on a balmy summer evening, we certainly recommend that to our guests.

Szigetfürdő

Szigetfürdő, which literally means bath on an island, is also known as the (pay) beach of the city. The first bathhouse on the water was built in 1864. The first rooms on the island were built in the 1880s and 1893. the whole extended with a graceful entrance to a bath with two islands.

Lookout tower Balatonföldvár

The lookout tower of Balatonföldvár is also the museum of Fisheries on the Balaton. The museum consists of two layers, ground floor and an upper floor and there is a cafe with of course beautiful views over the lake, a cup of coffee or drink is definitely recommended here. At the top of the climb you will be rewarded with an amazing view, it is also the only place on the lake where you can view both the east and the west.ekijken. 

Plage 18 - Tihany

You imagine yourself here in Plage 18 in an exotic resort! The luxury beach with restaurant is located on the Tihany peninsula. You can reserve your own jetty (for 4 to 6 people) from 30,000 forints + your day entrance. You may then have 2 beds, a parasol and a sofa at your disposal all day long. Sun loungers for a day are available from 5000 forint + day entrance.
The weekly market on Saturday and Sunday in Tihany is also recommended.

Soós-hegy

Het uitkijkpunt van Soós Hegy werd gebouwd op het hoogste punt van de Kenese natuurlijk uitgespoelde rotsformatie, van waaruit je een prachtig panorama hebt vanaf de oostelijke oever van het BalatonDe rotsen bestaan uit  löss, een eolische afzetting van silt. Er zitten 9 gaten verborgen in deze rotsheuvel, waar ooit arme mensen een onderdak vonden. Deze worden de Tartar woningen (tartár likak) genoemd en zijn nog steeds bekijken. 

Balaton beaches

A day at Balaton is a day of enjoyment for young and old. There are still many places on the lake that you can use freely, such as the beach of Zamárdi or that of Belatelep in Fonyód. The pay beaches (an average of 800 forint for a day p.p.) often offer just a bit more facilities such as first aid, restaurants and bars, water sports activities and toilets.