Lake Balton is the inland sea of Hungary, and Europe's largest lake.
It is a wonderful destination, especially for families, since the water is warm, and shallow and quite safe for swimming.
I would however like to warn anyone who wants to have a peaceful and restful holiday, to avoid some of the resorts on the south side of the lake.
I have just spent a weekend at Balatonlelle, one of the many resorts along the south shoreline. What should have been a restful weekend, turned into a completely unacceptable 3 days of being unable to get away from pop music, blaring out of loud speakers in almost all public
places. At times, I was between two sets of speakers thumping out two different pop tunes.
These are not from private radios but from sanctioned, official speakers, from clubs and hotels all along the coast, which seem to have a policy of providing unbearably loud and rubbishy pop music all day long, starting at about 10am and going well into the night, often till about 3am in the morning.
There seems to be no ideas about "noise polution" in Balatonlelle.
The North side of the lake, particularly Balatonfüred and Tihany is quite different, and you can enjoy the lovely lakeside in peace and quiet.
Never again will I holiday in Balatonlelle. I prefer to have a restful weekend, enjoying the quiet of nature, combined with swims and nice food from simple shoreside cafes.
North side of Lake yes, but the South and Balatonlelle in particular gets a thumbs down.
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