Lake Balaton

  • Share on Tumblr

Lake Balaton

lake balaton
Not everywhere rocky like this the shore is mostly sand covered


Lake Balaton 2
At the background the Volcanic hills of the North shore

Lake Balaton

The Lake Balaton is a fantastic place for kids and adults as well. Everything is given here for a good relaxing holiday especially summertime. At the South side of the Lake the water is usually shallower, better for small kids, at the North part of the Lake the water is deeper, better for swimming. The lake is 77 km long and it’s area is approximately 595 km2. The average depth is 3m. The water is clear, and there are many opportunities in the neighborhood as well. Crocodile park, Africa museum, Surf, concerts, classical night concerts at Keszthely castle, puppy museum just to name a few. Zoo at Veszprem. Vulcanic hills at North side. Castle ruins at Szigliget, beautiful parks can be found here.

Covered bicycle road is going all around the lake, it is a popular program is to bicycling around the lake, or just partly in several days.


Beaches: everywhere around the lake most of them free, some of them not. The non free beaches usually has better services such as catering, showers, sunbeds, etc.

Popular settlements:

Siofok, Zamardi, Balatonfured, Keszthely, Tihany, Fonyod, Szigliget, Heviz

Things to do:

visit the Festetics Castle, and Helikon museum : 8360 Keszthely, Kastély str 1.
Africa museum: 8312 Balatonederics, Kültelek 11.
Little Balaton nature reserve visitor center, Kányavári island between Zalavár and Balatonmagyaród the island can be approached through the wooden bridge. Around the island the 1,5-2km road shows the birdlife of the Little balaton reserve. Kányaváry island is freely can be visited without guidance.


-Blue ribbon regatta
-Anna Ball
-Balaton sound festival 10-13 July 2014
-B MY lake festival
-Lots of gastronomical and wine festivals during the year

Events 2014:

Harley Davidson festival, Alsőörs 4-8th of Jun 2014.

Balaton sound Zamárdi 10-13th of July 2014.

Valley of Arts Kapolcs 25th of July to 3rd of August 2014

”Gull” international dance festival Balatonfüred, 14-17th of June, 2014

See about Balaton in more detail here: Lake Balaton Hungary
10 Must see places in Budapest