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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We started after a simple smooth drive down from Budapest at Siofok which was a lakeside village set up as a holiday park. Despite the throngs we parked up easily and headed to the water to find our tiny patch of grass in the shade...More

Thank Simon D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The biggest lake in the country and a traditional holiday spot. On the coastline you can find many activities, restaurants, cafes, museums for all ages. It is a shallow lake, mainly from the south side, but that makes it ideal if you are with young...More

1  Thank Kaccca K
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

I thought id be disappointed with hungary as no coastline but, lake Balaton, wow. It's like the Mediterranean but with swans. Breathtaking scenery.

Thank U1863QEkevinp
Reviewed 2 July 2017

For Hungarians it holds a nostalgic sort of meaning. For foreigners it's a lake where you can go swim; the water is rather shallow but you can still have fun. For me the highlight was driving around the villages, I was blown away by how...More

Thank John O
Reviewed 24 June 2017

Lake Balaton may be the best that Hungary can offer in the lakes department but we found it scenically boring. It is a large stretch of VERY SHALLOW water, largely surrounded by a very flat shoreline. On the western side the villages are quite small...More

Thank Brian T
Reviewed 22 June 2017

We arrive there travelling from Croatia to Bratislava. It was suppose to be a great stop to do in a warm afternoon, and instead it turns out to be crap. We arrived at Balatonberény at lunch time. We parked the car close to the lake...More

Thank Christopher P
Reviewed 15 May 2017

This freshwater lake is well worth visiting if you are in Hungary. It is a very large lake surrounded by pretty countryside with lots of nice stopping places with beaches shops accommodation and places to eat

Thank Michael L
Reviewed 4 February 2017

Nice place to visit for one day but not longer. Plan when to visit as everything closes after 23 August, we visited in September & it was like a ghost town, nothing was open at all! Not one coffee shop or restaurant. Very attractive location...More

1  Thank RetroGirl_Rita
Reviewed 2 February 2017

I visited Lake Balaton several times but I have never seen this face of Mother Nature! It was completely frozen! A M A Z I N G ! ! ! A must to see!!!!!!!!!!

Thank OZS969
Reviewed 25 September 2016

I worked at Balaton when I was younger and then the area was different, tourists as well. However time is changing, people and generations, too, and hopefully everything is developing. Balaton is still the inner sea of the country and target of many tourists from...More

Thank Evalynn B
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