Sights

Szigliget > 13 km

The Szigliget Castle rises on Szent György Hill, one of the most significant castle ruins in the Balaton Uplands. It played a key role in the fight against the Turks.
It was built in 1260-62. The height of the hill is 230 meters.

Badacsony > 17 km

Badacsony is the highest witness mountain in the Tapolca Basin, which rises between the two bays of Lake Balaton. The circumference of the roughly circular mountain is 11 km. Its side is covered with various loose sediments up to a height of 280 meters – excellent for viticulture, above which gray basalt rocks and stone streams emerge from the dense forest. Its history is common with the other witness points in the pool: the approx. Above the deposited sediments of the Pannonian Sea, which closed into the inland sea 11 million years ago, these mountains formed from basalt formations formed by volcanic activity about 4.5 million years ago, when the sediment surrounding them was carried away by erosion.

Zalaszántó STUPA > 27 km

The Buddha Shrine was built in 1992 in the middle of a forest clearing on Kovácsi Hill next to Zalaszántó. It is the largest in Europe, 30 m high and 24 m wide. It is not possible to get inside the sanctuary either, it is a closed building and two monks take care of it. The STUPA faces southeast. This part of the mountain on which the stupa stands is called
the Human Rights Park. He was personally inaugurated on June 17, 1993 by the 14th Dalai Lama. The Peace Stupa overlooks Lake Balaton from the 316-meter Zalaszántó Hill.

Szépkilátó > 500 m

Szépkilátó got its name from the writer Károly Eötvös in 1855, who was so inspired by the beautiful view from the hill that he also mentions the beauty of the Balatongyörök landscape in his Journey Around Lake Balaton.
The view is really impressive: to the left are the witness mountains of the Tapolca basin: Badacsony, Szent György-hegy, Csobánc, Gulács, Tóti-hegy, Haláp, Somló-hegy, KisSomló and Ság-hegy. The mountains, which preserve traces of former volcanic activity, surround the eastern part of the bay. This sight can only be enhanced by the image of the Szigliget Castle. To the left, in the foreground of the witness hills, rise the rebuilt castle walls, which create a historical atmosphere in the viewer.

Roman Spring > 500m

From the Beautiful Viewpoint, a stone staircase leads to the Roman spring, in the immediate vicinity of which a II. The ruins of a Roman villa from the 19th century, the bath and spring belonging to the building were excavated in the 1940s. The spring here (Roman spring) also served the water supply of the former spa building, which was introduced into the spa building, and also supplied the rooms of the villa with water. The Roman spring, a cultural and archaeological attraction, recently housed a Kneipp treadmill where tired travelers can refresh and the devotees of a healthy lifestyle can experience the blessing effects of hydrotherapy.

Balatongyörök Ferry Station > 2 km

You can’t miss a cruise from a real holiday at Lake Balaton.
At the Balatongyörök ferry station, tickets can be redeemed for all scheduled and non-scheduled ships during the summer season. Unscheduled boats in the summer season are the party boat as well as the cruise ship.
Pleasure boats sail from the port of Balatongyörök in the high season on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 3 p.m.

Hévíz > 16 km

The Hévíz Healing Lake is the largest biologically active, natural thermal lake in the world. The lake is 4.4 hectares in size and 38 meters deep. 23-25 ° C in winter and 33-36 ° C in summer. In terms of the composition of the water of Lake Hévíz, it is rich in dissolved and gaseous substances: sulfur, calcium, magnesium, bicarbonate. Thanks to its abundant water flow, the water is completely replaced within 72 hours. However, its specialty remains hidden from visitors, as we would have to swim very deep, to a depth of 38 meters, in order for the miracle to unfold before us. In the depths of the lake there is a spring cave, from this cave bursts the 40-degree beneficial sulfur medicinal water.

Keszthely Festetics Castle > 10 km

World War II did not wreak havoc in the city, the Festetics Castle building, much of its furniture, and its library remained intact. Construction of the Baroque castle began in the mid-18th century. The Festetics Castle is a monument of outstanding significance in Keszthely. The 42-hectare park is a nature reserve. There are several special types of wood in it. Chinese ferns were planted in the time of George Festetics. The oldest tree is a 400-year-old pedunculate oak.

Káptalantóti Liliomkert Market > 18 km

In the Balaton Uplands, in the Káli Basin, above Káptalantóti, one of the attractions of the area is the producer market called Liliomkert, established in 2007. Here you can find locally produced vegetables, eggs from home-made hens, oven-baked bread, organic juices, wines, jams, honey, soaps, sprouts, cold-pressed oils, mangalica products and even impossible to list all of them, such as spicy homemade cheeses, goat cheese as well as a multitude of mangalica products, but antique dealers come here and there is even an antique shop in the area.

Vonyarcvashegy St. Michael’s Chapel > 4 km

The St. Michael’s Chapel in Vonyarcvashegy is the only fishing chapel in Hungary.
The 136-meter dolomite formation was once an island. In the 13th century, a small castle was built on the hilltop, which was almost completely destroyed in the storm of history except for the small chapel. According to folklore, the chapel was built in 1729 by the 40 fishermen who luckily escaped a devastating storm on Lake Balaton. The legend associated with the chapel is a mixture of fairy tale and reality.
Next to the building is an old cemetery. The area around the listed building offers a beautiful view of the Keszthely Mountains and Lake Balaton, from the bay of Keszthely to the shores of Berény, but the view of the “witness hills” from Szigliget to Badacsony is wonderful.

Balatonederics Afrika museum and zoo > 2 km

The museum is the fruit of nearly 4 decades of collecting work, with plenty of European and African trophies. Here you can see the objects of use of the natives, their hunting and fighting equipment, the furniture representing the culture of the peoples of Africa, and the objects of folk art. Endre Nagy’s study shows his personal belongings, favourite weapons and hunting equipment.
The museum is surrounded by a small zoo, where, in addition to the typical animals of our country, you can find countless species of African wildlife. The wild boar family, herd of buffalo, zebra and camels live close to humans.