This lake attracts more and more tourists seduced by the crystal clear waters and its excellent value for money.

The spring sun is peeking out, summer is approaching, and swarms of tourists will soon descend on the most popular places in Europe: Ibiza, Saint-Tropez, Lake Como are among them. Recently, VIPs and stars have found another gem. It attracts billionaires as well as movie stars in search of tranquility and glamour. They find luxury on the shores of this lake, but at much more affordable prices than on the riviera. The height of luxury, tourists are much less numerous there.

This vast freshwater lake is the largest in Central Europe. In recent years, it has gained its status as a celebrity haunt with the opening of high-end bars and restaurants on its heights. Celebrities such as Jenna Ortega, famous for her role in the Netflix series ‘Wednesday’, or Hollywood actor Paul Rudd have been spotted enjoying local delicacies by the lake, confirming its status as a VIP haven.

It is also a little paradise for lovers of water activities, offering a range of sports to practice on its crystal clear water. Sailing, wakeboarding or stand-up paddle enthusiasts will find what they are looking for in this natural setting. The region is also famous for its wine, with the surrounding hillsides home to renowned vineyards which produce quality white and sparkling wines, making the lake a meeting point for wine lovers.

This dream place is Lake Balaton nestled in the Transdanubia region of Hungary. This vacation spot, anchored in the memories of Hungarians as a favored vacation destination since the days of communist rule, has evolved and offers multiple possibilities. The village of Szigliget with its medieval fortress offers a getaway back in time, while the Tihany peninsula is an invitation to discover the Benedictine abbey dating from 1055. Music and art festivals, including Balaton Sound, attract artists and music lovers from around the world every summer, transforming the region into an open-air stage.

Perhaps the most alluring aspect of Lake Balaton is its ability to offer a varied experience depending on which shore you choose. The more touristy South Bank has hotel complexes and leisure facilities, ideal for those looking for a lively resort vibe. Conversely, the North Shore promises a more tranquil and authentic stay, perfect for relaxing and immersing yourself further in the local culture and the picturesque setting of rural Hungary.