Siófok is a town on the south coast of the famous lake Balaton and one of the most popular holiday resorts in Hungary. Outside of the town's vibrant centre there are many quiet and peaceful places. The 4 km long Aranypart Beach is the perfect spot for the sunbathing and building sandcastles. The beautiful Tihany Abbey holds the tomb of King Andrew I, who established Hungary in 1055. On the top of Echo Hill you can hear the famous Tihany Echo, bouncing of the abbey wall. And then there is Petofi Promenade an impressive gathering of lively bars and restaurants. Siófok combines history and modern live in truly charming way.
Official tourist site of Siófok: http://www.siofokportal.com
The town Siófok, that hosts the Balaton Trófea sporting event celebrates its 50th anniversary of becoming a town this year. On this occasion the summer is full of with many spectacular events. Siófok was declared a city in 1968. Over the last fifty years, the patrician holiday resort has undergone tremendous changes. The region's favorite resort is still one of the country's most popular tourist destinations, which offers relaxation during the entire year. Thanks to the wide range of programs and recreational facilities, Siófok continues to be popular among foreigners. The Siófok 50 festive program series will host free events featuring Hungarian stars such as Deák Bill Gyula, Beatrice, Bikini, concerts by Ferenc Demjén, Budapest Bár, Performing Arts, R-GO, Ocho Macho, Punnany Massif, Piramis and Majka. Jazz fans are welcome for the Jazz Festival in July, and Classical music fans can enjoy the free "Zenél a város" program series. There will be plenty of theater performances in the summer at the “Színpart” outdoor stage, while other visitors can enjoy “The Játékszín” performances. Gourmet lovers can sip cool drinks at the Wine and Fröccs Festival, during autumn “Fish-day” and “Libadalom” will flavor the taste of visitors. Siófok's stated aim is to welcome families all year round who find favorite programs.
You can find more informatioin about the program of Siófok here:
Balatonlelle is a cheerful, well-kept small town offering countless sights to its guests. The city enriches year by year with up-to-date services, while carefully preserving and nurturing the memories of the past, planning and building the future with responsibility.
Sunshine Beach and Adventure Bath
The Sunshine Beach and Adventure Bath is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the town. On the beach in 2008 was hom sandy beach out of the sandy shore built, which evokes a seaside athmosphere and became a paradise for families with small children in the year of handover. There is also an adventure pool, where there are corrently three swimming pools and sauna house. Pools for children and adults have beautiful, mosaic-covered pools with experience elements. They are equipped with a slide, whirlpool, neck shower and massage wall.
Szent István Square
After the beaches are relaxed, you should visit Balatonlelle's Mediterranean-style center, St.Stephen's Square and the pedestrian street connected to it, where thousands of people gather in the evenings. From this square, the is the Moló promenade, lined with sícamore trees, starts, where you can walk to the shore of Lake Balaton.
Szalay Castle (today: House of Culture and Museum of Africa)
One-storye small castle built in 1838 built in classicist style with a striking columnar porch with a tympanum decorated with the family's coat of arms. The African Mureum here, Count Somssich Pongrácz, presents the trophy collection of the famous African hunter.
Roman Catholic Church
Designed by Bertalan Árkay architect. Interestingly, this is the only red stone-built temple on the southern shore. Interior decoration, glass windows, mosaic above the altar, the paintings kept here are all of unparalelled artistic value - already in place XI. In the 18th century there was a basilica built in honor of St. Clement, where the martyrs of the martyrs died. The new church preserves the remains of the old basilica and has been built.