Explore Keszthely with Holiday homes and apartments on Lake Balaton
With just over 20,000 inhabitants, Keszthely is one of the largest towns on the shore of Lake Balaton in Hungary, which is about a two hour drive from Budapest and not much further from Vienna or Graz. Holidaying on the lake with its stunning turquoise waters and surprisingly warm water is ideal for those visiting with family, friends, couples, or travelling solo. No matter how large or small your group is, a private retreat in a Keszthely holiday villa is the best way to enjoy this lovely area.
Many Keszthely apartments and villas are under a kilometre from the lake shore, restaurants, shops and facilities in town, making your stay convenient. You can swim in Lake Balaton, sunbathe and play on the beach, or head to the Szigetfürdő, an open air swimming pool on the lake which is a lovely place to relax. Apart from the lake, there's plenty to do in town. The most popular attraction is the 18th century neo-baroque Festetics Palace, one of the largest houses in Hungary, which now houses the Helikon Castle Museum. Guided tours are available and entry is free on Hungarian national holidays. The museum is home to permanent and temporary exhibitions, as well as private events and open air concerts are hosted in the English-style gardens of the palace in the summer. The Balaton Museum is also worth a visit for those who want to find out more about the history of the area.
Like Szentendre, Keszthely has its own marzipan museum. Marzipan is a typically Hungarian food and along with paprika, their cuisine frequently involves sausage, stews and casseroles and cheeses. A Keszthely villa is the perfect holiday solution for active families, as well as swimming, there are ample opportunities for biking and hiking. The area around Keszthely is made up of green rolling hills and forests and it's possible to tour the lake on a bicycle if you follow the cycle paths.