Wine Region

Lake Balaton

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Wine Region

Visitors can purchase home-made wine to bring back as gifts or souvenirs from one of the many wine cellars in the Badacsony Region. When the wine festival takes place in Balatonfüred, it is also possible to buy many excellent local wines at bargain prices.


Lake Balaton is a holiday and relaxation destination with an abundance of hotels, restaurants and swimming pools but very few opportunities for shopping. Keszthely’s main street has a few supermarkets where you can pick up all the necessities and a lively market on Wednesdays and Saturdays where you can find everything from clothes to food and wine. Keszthely also has a Tesco superstore if you forget anything from home. There are 11 Tescos around the Lake Balaton altogether. The only Mall around the Lake Balaton is situated in Siófok. There is a cinema inside as well. On Sundays all of the supermarkets are closed. Tihany has many shops selling souvenirs, not just tacky objects but hand-crafted goods such as embroidered tablecloths, carved wooden toys, ceramics and folk items. If you prefer natural produces you have to visit one of the many cozy Farmer's Markets round the Lake, where you are able to buy tasty vegetables and fruits, diary products, eggs, smoked meat, cheeses, honey and jams. The mood is always great at the markets. You can find Farmer's markets in Káptalantóti, Hévíz, Vászoly.