Things to do

Our village, nestled in a valley of forest-covered hills, yet within easy reach of the bigger cities and the blue lake of Balaton can be an ideal place for a holiday or an extended stay in all seasons.

The four seasons

Our summers are hot and dry, perfect for those who want to enjoy a beach holiday by the lake, boat trips and music festivals. Winters are cold with the occasional snowfalls, a great time to build snowmen and slide down on a hill with a toboggan. The temperatures in spring and autumn are just right for long hikes and bike rides. You can explore the area on horse-back as well, as there are several horse-stables in the village.

Walks to explore local history

Patko-fa

 

A popular short walk is to a place significant in local history, called the Patkó-fa, meaning ‘horseshoe-tree’. The name refers to famous outlaw of the region, the Robin Hood-like figure of Patkó Bandi (‘Andy Horseshoe’), as he is thought to have been captured here. The now dried-out mighty oak tree can be approached by the road starting in the centre of the village.

Continuing on the same track (marked by a white and red tourist sign, then by a red fort sign), you can reach the remains of one of the biggest hill-forts of the region, most likely about a 1000 years old. It was erected to protect the medieval settlement of Kás, hence its name Kási vár (fort of Kás).

Those who enjoy the challenge of a longer hike can continue further to the site of a medieval monastery, Szent László monostora, named after Saint Ladislaus.

Further afield

We have a busy calendar of local community events, but if you would like to explore the wider region, there is plenty to do here for everyone.

Visit the lakeside town of Siófok, only 13 kilometres from us, to enjoy a warm summer’s day at the beach, suntanning in deckchairs, hiring a pedal-boat, or playing ball games in the shallow water. For lunch, try the popular street food options of deep-fried flatbread (lángos), boiled corn cob, sausages or fish. The tourist information office, based in the water tower in the centre, will provide you with plenty of information about upcoming events, and can recommend a wide range of activities all year round.

Once you are so close to the beautiful lake Balaton, you will never run out of fantastic places to visit. There are regular boat services running from spring to autumn to the most popular places dotted around the lake.

Take a boat trip to the historic sailing capital of the lake, Balatonfüred and walk under the tree-lined streets to see its classic villas.

Climb up to the monastery on top of the peninsula of Tihany, to admire the best views of the lake and try lavender ice-cream, using locally produced lavender thanks to its micro-climate.

For aristocratic grandeur, visit the recently renovated 18th century Festetics Palace in Keszthely. From there, you can easily get to the natural thermal water lake of Héviz, offering an excellent range of therapies, massages and treatments.

If you enjoy great wine, you’ll be pleased to know that grapevines have been grown on the sunny volcanic hills of the north shore since Roman times. You’ll find some of the best wine regions of Hungary here – the Badacsony region, for example.

This page would end up being very long if we tried to list all your options. We hope that by now you are interested in coming to see us – if so, find the nearest tourist information office in Hungary, and they’ll be able to tell you a lot more.

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