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Hungary's favorite summertime retreat!
Lake Balaton is central Europe's largest lake offering 120 miles of shoreline, silky green water and a host of activities for young and old.
Primarily a summer destination Balaton is an easy one hour drive from Budapest. With such a vast shoreline Balaton offers something for everyone with natural reserves and wetlands, a wine region, sailing, thermal baths, musical performances, a variety of sport activities and of course its famous shallow, silky warm waters to relax in. JayWay recommends guests stay in Siofok which is a charming little town on the south coast and maybe the most popular holiday resort in Hungary. Siofok acts as an ideal base to explore the lake region as it has a variety of restaurants and entertainment options.
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Siofok may be most famous nowadays for being the party capital of Hungary. During the summer you will find many young revelers heading here to enjoy the various clubs and bars lining the main strip of Siofok. Certainly a great night out this may not be for everyone as it can appear a bit touristy and "tacky" but the there are enough restaurants and cafes here of quality where you can enjoy some of the local delicacies. For travelers in Hungary looking for a few days of fun and sun you certainly this is definitely the place to do it.