Villas and apartments in Keszthely
With just over 20,000 inhabitants, Keszthely is one of the largest towns on the shore of Lake Balaton in Hungary, which is about two hours' 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 family, friends, couples, or a solo trip, and a Keszthely villa is the most affordable and private solution. Many Keszthely apartments and villas are under a kilometre from the lake shore and from the restaurants, shops and facilities in town.
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 exhibitinos, 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, along with paprika, and 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. Other towns around Balaton to visit include Balatonfüred, Veszprem, and the spa town of Heviz.