Lake Balaton Overview
Known as the Hungarian Sea, Lake Balaton is one of the most beautiful places to visit in Hungary for its stunning beaches, majestic volcanic hills, gorgeous resort towns along its 197 km cyclable shoreline. It is the largest freshwater lake in Europe and is a center of attraction for nature lovers, foodies to water sports fanatics.

Though an all-year-round destination, it becomes ultimately charming during summer and offers several lakeside resorts to cool off the Hungarian heat.

Best Time: May to September

Highlights: Balaton Uplands National Park, Cycling trail, Lakeside resorts, Thermal Spas, Szigliget Fortress, Herend Porcelain Factory, Heviz Spa, Festetics Palace, Balaton Sound Festival, etc.
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