Balaton Hungarian sea

77 km long Hungarian Sea

 77 km Hungarian Sea Nobody quite knows who first declared themselves in love with Lake Balaton.
Perhaps a poet, or a traveler, but it's a fact that from the start of the 19th Century onwards, more and more statements like this are recorded.
First in beautiful prose, then in newspaper articles, nowadays in virtually everyday speech.
For those who haven't been yet it is hard to understand the attraction to Lake Balaton.
If we want to educate them, then for every question there is an answer. 

Lake Balaton, in the Transdanubian region of Hungary, is the largest lake in Central Europe, and one of its foremost tourist destinations. As Hungary is landlocked, it is often affectionately called the "Hungarian Sea". The Zala River provides the largest inflow of water to the lake, and the canalized Sió is the only outflow.

The high tourist season extends from June until the end of August. The average water temperature during the summer is 25°C, which makes bathing and swimming possible. Most of the beaches consist of either grass, rocks or the silty sand that also makes up most of the bottom of the lake. Many resorts have artificial sandy beaches and all beaches have step access to the water.

 Come with us, and feel at home at Lake Balaton. 



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