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. With our online itinerary creator, Somogy County attractions like Lake Balaton can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • The route of about 400 km (because of the passage through the spa), from bratislava old town to the Bridge of Currents region (in Budapest, Hungary) is compensated for the visit and stop to the site. In fact, everything is beautiful: starting with the diversion of the main highway to pass through friendly villages (which I did not resist and, from the van, not only photographed but mainly filmed - you, in this evaluation, will have the opportunity to see by some of the photos), the surroundings immediate, restaurants, churches, gardens, besides, of course, balaton itself. From Bratislava to the Lake, it is about 245 km, a propitious occasion for lunch. It is a typical experience for the summer of Central Europe. Very pleasant, even though we traveled in May 2019, temperatures not being so steep, since only in Prague (in the Czech Republic) we had to wear sweaters...
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  • With its green blue color, we can understand that it attracts a lot of people! There are boats for tourists who fortunately do not give off too many smells!! With the changing weather, the colors are different and the cherry or boat on the water, white sailboats bring a more !!! Very relaxing !!! cruise
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  • Absolutely breathtaking. We spent 3 days here and we loved every second of it.
  • Very beautiful place. You can explore a lot there. Perfect if you're looking for place to relax 👍
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