Balatongyörök is located halfway between Keszthely and Szigliget, on the Northern shore of Lake Balaton. Here the water is clean, the air is pure, and in the nearby countryside visitors can rest their eyes on a multitude of wonders both man-made, and natural.
This lovely little village is part of the Northern Balaton Wine Region. Slopes of vineyards overlook the main road, while the restaurants and cafés are hard to resist on streets full of houses built in the traditional style, displaying the Balatongyörök of a century past. A short walk from the main street takes us to the Szépkilátó or “The Place of the Beautiful View”, where huge dark pines tower over one of the most beautiful panoramas of Lake Balaton. Once here, you might as well take a stroll down to the beaches to see which one best takes your fancy. But if simply hanging out at the beach isn’t quite enough for you, then you can engage in the usual water sports such as sailing, surfing, and rowing. And even if you have never been anywhere near a surfboard, or ever been on a sailing boat, there’s no need to worry, the instructors on the beach will be ready to help you. For those with a craving for something more than just the water sports, there are facilities for playing tennis, horseback-riding, biking on the Balaton bicycle road and even hang-gliding.