Lake Balaton is the largest freshwater lake in Central Europe and, after Budapest, the second most popular tourist destination in Hungary. The Balaton region offers a comprehensive selection of recreational possibilities. The gorgeous water, the amazing landscapes the unique beaches with sand and grass, and the endless rows of cellars offering tasteful and famous wines all await for the thousands of tourists coming every year. The “Sea of Hungary”, as locals call it, provides vast opportunities for those who look for bathing, cycling or hiking and for those who are interested in gastronomy and culture. Plenty of spectacles, cultural programmes and colourful events wait for the arriving tourists.