Balaton Tourism for holidays at Lake Balaton in Hungary


Holidays at Europe's largest lake:

Lake Balaton is the largest lake in Europe 
with over 200 kilometres of waterfront

Balaton Tourism for sailing holidays.
Balaton Tourism for sightseeing holidays.
Balaton Tourism for activity holidays.
Balaton Tourism for riding holidays.
Balaton Tourism for tennis holidays.

Lake Balaton is the largest lake in Europe. It is just over seventy kilometres long and in most places over five kilometres wide. It has more than 200 kilometres of waterfront. The average depth of the lake is only about 3 meters, so it quickly warms to very comfortable temperatures in Spring and early Summer. In Winter the lake freezes.

Lake Balaton is regarded as safe for children, particularly the Southern side around Balatonboglar.  This is because the lake deepens very gradually on this side.  Children can wade out about 100 metres before they are in deep water, so there is plenty of room for them to play.

The weather in Hungary is usually warm from May until well into October. During June, July and August the temperatures are usually over 30º centigrade but because the air is dry, the heat is comfortable for most people. During this time Lake Balaton becomes warm and it is an ideal time for relaxing on the beach, swimming and trying  watersports such as sailing, windsurfing and fishing.

Balatonboglar is one of the major wine producing areas in Hungary and is a well established lakeside resort. It has a strong tradition of offering a warm welcome to tourists from all over Europe. The region around Balatonboglar is proud of its cuisine and local restaurants offer very good food and wine at reasonable prices.

Balatonboglar has a 14 court tennis centre next to the lake that offers coaching to all levels of ability. There is a sailing school in Balatonboglar and there are riding stables within a few minutes drive from the centre. There is an active fishing club and for a reasonable licence fee, anglers can fish from the shore or from boats. There are competitive sports such as beach volley ball, beach football and the annual 5 km. swim across the lake.  You can go cycling,  horse riding, or you can simply explore the local countryside and vineyards.  Away from the lake, traditional Hungarian music and folk dancing performances are given most days in the Summer.