|Airport || 20 || km |
Romantic; Near water
Keszthely is located on the west end of Lake Balaton, on the shores of Keszthely bay. Keszthely, the "capital of the Balaton", is the cultural center of the lake. Here you will find Festetics Castle, Helikon Library (whose collection was established by the Festetics family), the Pethő House, Balaton Museum and much, much more. There are lots of possibilities for a perfect holiday. In addition to swimming there are museums to visit, discotheques, tennis courts, sightseeing flights, sport planes and hang-gliders. Horseback riding is possible at one of several riding arenas in the area. On the promenade you will find restaurants, confectioneries, coffee bars, ice-bars, a doll museum, waxworks and lots of boutiques. Every day an open-air market awaits visitors with inexpensive goods. In Keszthely there are 3 large, nice beaches. From here it is only 5km to the famous Héviz thermal spa. At a distance of 10km there is the Kis-Balaton National Park, where visitors can enjoy the beautiful natural surroundings and unique birds.