The main lakeside towns are Siofok, Keszthely and Balatonfured.
Siofok- The city
Sunset at Siofok
Lakeside cafe in Siofok
Keszthely- The palace
Balatonfured- The port
The area receives most tourists during the summer months, with the water temperature being around 25 ° C.
Most beaches are made of pebbles or clayey sand, as is the bottom of the lake. Some hotels have artificial beaches with extra sand.
In addition to swimming, guests can go sailing, fishing and hiking in the hills.
In winter the lake is also impressive and many people visit it for skating, sledding or fishing with a hole in the ice.
The area and the villages around the lake are connected to Budapest by train from Deli and Keleti stations. But be careful which route you will choose because there are some that stop in each village and take up to 3 hours! The express train takes 1.5 hours to Siofok.
Herend- The porcelain factory