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Hévíz has a relevant role not only in curing diseases, but also in prevention of health. The mediterranean subclimate, the beautiful Pannonian landscape, charming small streets – all together create a perfect place for relaxation. Here the season lasts all year long, and with colourful programmes and festivals days spend here, are even more enjoyable.
The biggest church in Hévíz, so-called ‘blue church’. It was build based on the plans of János Bocskai, and due to the support of the town it was completed in three years, in 1999. The seven towers of the church are the symbols of the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit. The church has very good acoustics, often organ concerts are organized here.
Who would have thought, that few steps away from the city centre regional wines and dishes are waiting for guests with a true wine-hill atmosphere? Welcome to Egregy! The little wine-village with its aged wine-cellars, narrow streets, and an art-relic-church from the 13th century is the perfect place for pleasure-seekers, who'd like to discover the ambit and try out the local ways of amusement. The wine cellar called "Kerék" awaits you in this lovely ambit, offering you top wines, tasty dishes and familiar atmosphere.
Keszthely is a town of almost 24.000 inhabitants at the north-western corner of Lake Balaton. It's one of the largest cities of The Balaton shore, and also an educational centre, university town.
At the beginning of the 18th century Keszthely got under the ownership of the Festetics family. In 1745 they built a pompous castle and replaced the centre of their domains here. The first high-level agricultural institute of Europe (called Georgikon) was established in 1797 by Count György Festetics. The Major Museum - established from the former educational manor of Georgikon - is located in Bercsényi Street.
Programs of summer season in Keszthely start already at the end of April with the Helikon Festival. Opening of summer season is followed by the programs of Balaton Festival in May. Classical music programs of the Festetics Palace are of national fame, beyond solo evenings and concerts of chamber-music, master courses are held there too. The program called Summer Theatre of Keszthely is held in July and August in the park of the palace. The Wine Festival in August attracts many visitors
Still, the most important sight of Keszthely is Lake Balaton, which offers active leisure opportunities all year long. Surfing, sailing, swimming – its all about summer, but try it also during winter – you can not imagine a better place for ice-skating. Keszthely is also a great spot to start your cycling tour around the lake.
10 km from Hévíz a small village called Rezi is located. It is famous for its castle, built in the end of XIII th century, and totally destroyed during the Turkish siege. Now the ruins offer you a beautiful view on the local landscapes.
We are glad to welcome you in our hotel. In the beautiful surroundings, there are many kinds of sights, so besides relaxing we are waiting for you with many ways of active recreation and numerous organized programs.
Hungary can be proud of its wonderful places, sights, castles and monuments. We would like to help you giving some travel tips to admire the most beautiful points of our country, to visit our national treasures and to get to know our history, culture and traditions. The top destinations are: Budapest, Pécs, Herend, Sümeg, the uplands of Lake Balaton, Vienna, Zagreb, etc. If you would like to spend the evening outside the hotel we can offer you dedicated programs in the ambit (traditional dance show, wine tasting, feasts, etc.). For further information ask our colleagues at the Reception desk.
Visit the largest lake in Central Europe, and sail the waves with a sailboat! During the 3-5 hours long journey you can sail the lake and visit the beautiful shorelines of the northern and southern shores. If you are an experienced sailor, there is rental opportunity as well. Amateur sailors can also take part in a training cruise, where all the basics will be explained.
If the region is beautiful, then take this view up to 3000 feet, we guarantee, it will take your breath away. On all sunny days in summer the Balaton Ballooning organizes balloon cruising. Fly up high in the sky, and enjoy the unmatched sight, while you descend on the wings of the winds. The entire tour takes about one hour + the transfer there and back to the lift-off and landing zone.