Balatonfüred is Lake Balaton’s oldest resort. Balatonfüred is a small town with 13.500 inhabitants, on the north shore of Lake Balaton (about 2 hours from Budapest), sorrounded by gently sloping hillocks. Foreign travellers – may they come here by rail, by road or by boat – start to feel the harmonious blend of past and present from the moment of their arrival. The town is in nitely rich in historic memorial places. Here you will have the opportunity to take an one hour boat ride. Balaton, the largest shallow lake in Central Europe, was formed by tectonic sagging around 25,000 years ago. Tihany divides the lake into two basins. The characteristic view of the Mediterranean landscape was formed by volcanic eruptions millions of year ago as shown today by two giant calderas. Tihany is a jewel of not only the Balaton but also Hungary. Since the 1960s masses of tourists, both Hungarians and foreigners, have been visiting the place. Its main assets are the historical and cultural relics related to the monastery, the unique landscape and the recreational possibilities of Balaton.