Lake Balaton shimmers like a sliver of turquoise in the heart of Hungary. Beyond its shores lie volcanic hill slopes amid thick forests, which lead to Hungary’s lush wine lands in the north, while charming 19th century towns and villages lie on its southern shore. The Tihany Peninsula slashes the lake in two and is known for its geysers, which spout mineral waters that are renown for their healing properties. Heviz, on the western bank, is also known for its medicinal waters and thermal baths. The Balaton region is not only spectacular for hikers, water-babies and nature lovers, but also for its range of architecture from the Baroque palace in Keszthely to the charming white washed villages of the Trans-Danubia region. For those who appreciate pottery and fine china, a visit to Herend is a must. Explore this gorgeous region in the west of Hungary with Exeter International.
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