Lake Balaton is Central Europe's largest lake. With a surface of 592 square kilometers, it is significantly bigger (by about 20%) than Lake Contance in Germany. Balaton has an elongated shape, but nevertheless, it is so big that it almost seems like the sea. That's what Hungarians, who live in a land-locked country, like to call it: The Hungarian Sea.
During the rule of communism, the Balaton Lake and the whole region surrounding it were a very popular destination among all the states of the Eastern Bloc. Not being allowed to travel to the West, the Balaton with its natural beauty offered them a great deal of consolation. The lake has always been popular with Western tourists as well, but after the fall of communism, their numbers exploded, which led to a large amount of development.
Although at some distance to the sea, Lake Balaton enjoys a Mediterranean climate.This factor and the region's volcanic soil are to be thanked for the fine wines that have been grown around the lake since Roman times.
Sarmellek International Airport is in the immediate vicinity of the lake. It is now the country's second biggest airport, serving all major European destinations, including Moscow. If you visit Balaton you can count on an amazing and active vacation.
Wonderful house in very good conditions in the center of Fonyod, that is one of the most beauiful town in the Lake Balaton with excellent infrastractures and a gorgeous view that looks to Badacsony, the mountain where the city is positioned and where you can enjoy the grape fields, charatheristic of the zone. The city has a good night life and it's one of the most active and visited thanks to the many tipycal restaurants and has one of the best beaches in the Lake Balaton area. [ read more » ]