Lake Balaton is one of the famous Hungarian tourist destinations in Europe… The lake or Lake Balaton is the largest lake of Central Europe. 79 km long and the width varies between 1,3-14 km, with an average of 7.8 km and the area of 594 km2. The Eastern basin separates the Tihany peninsula from the rest of the Lake. The southern shore of Lake Balaton is flat. Lake Balaton and its surroundings belong to the most popular tourist destinations in the country because there are many spas, castles, vineyards, holiday resorts. The number of sunny hours per year is on average around 2000. The warmest months are June, July and August.
The sunniest month is June. Minimal rainfall in August and September for the autumn a on average six days of rain. Lake Balaton has a special effect on his micro-climate. The large body of water has an interim report about the temperature, which means that the temperature is mild in summer, spring is cool and it is warmer in autumn and winter. Balaton freezes most winters and the thickness of the ice can reach 20-30 cm. The water reflects the Sun, therefore there are very good vineyards on the North Coast, which the Romans had recognized. The Sun heats shallow water easily, so that the maximum water temperature can reach 28-29 C.
The main villages around the Lake are Siofok, Keszthely and Balatonfured. Siofok is often called the “party capital of Hungary” called. He calls many young partygoers in the summer, as it has many great clubs, bars and restaurants at night. But in the course of the day it is an ideal holiday destination for families with small children with its kilometres long beaches along the shallow lake. Keszthely and Balatonfured is an other famous cities on the North Coast. Keszthely is the city of the famous Festetics Palace and Balatonfured is a historical bathing town, it is home to the annual Anna ball. The season extends from June until late August. Most beaches consist either of grass, rocks or silty sand, makes the most of the bottom of the Lake. Many resorts have artificial sandy beaches and all beaches have step access to the water. Other tourist attractions include sailing, fishing and other water sports, as well as visiting the countryside and mountains; Wineries on the North Coast and night life on the South coast. The Tihany peninsula is a historic district. Badacsony is a famous volcanic mountain and wine-growing region and a Lido.