Balaton South shore
The town of 23,500 inhabitants is built around the mouth of Sió running out from Balaton; with its shore of 17 kilometres Siófok is the longest settlement of the Lake.
Resort place of bustling life with heavy traffic, the number of its inhabitants is quintupled in summer.
The ship traffic at Balaton is the heaviest in the port of Siófok. Sió lock built together with the port which is used for the purpose of regulating the water-level of the river, is also an interesting sight of the city.
Festival, concerts, sports events and exhibitions in the town. Töreki bog and a system of lakes consisting of eleven smaller lakes 4 km from the port, down to the Silver Shore of Széplak. Interesting environment completely differring from the one at Balaton region in this nature conservation area.
This settlement having a population of 1750 people was built on a slope facing Lake Balaton. Szemes is a settlement rich in monuments and sights. The Roman Catholic church standing in the old village was built in Romanesque style, then was rebuilt in Gothic style in the 15th century. Later it was restored in Baroque style in 1742, after the Ottoman occupation. The former Hunyady chateau (along main road no. 7) was built in the 18th century and is an elementary school today.
The sunny, hospitable, flowery Balatonlelle is one of the most popular holiday resorts of the southern shore of Lake Balaton and a significant touristic centre. Its colourful atmosphere results not only from its wonderful location and picturesque surroundings but also from its intimate, architecturally valuable buildings, monuments, speaking history, rich culture and wine-cellars ready for receiving guests.
The wines that are produced here perfectly fit into the flavours of modern cuisines.
Over the past decades Fonyód has become one of the most popular holiday resorts in Hungary.
The core of the town is located in the proximity of the Railway Station.
During the days of the Summer Festial you can enjoy some splendid pageantry on the premises of the border fortress. Archers and cavalery men wearing period costumes will be entertaining you with their fascinating show.