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Tihany - the jewel of Balaton

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A May 2011 trip to Tihany by fizzytom

Tihany at Balaton Photo, Hungary, Europe More Photos
Quote: The little peninsular of Tihany crowned by the village of the same name juts out into Balaton's nothern lakeside. It is a little haven of peace and beauty

Baratlakasok-Hermit's Place

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Attraction | "Baratlakasok - Tihany Hermits' Houses"

Baratlakasok-Hermit's Place Photo, Tihany, Hungary
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On the eastern side of the Tihany Peninsula, on a hill called Ovar, are a group of hermit houses and a rock church hand-carved by Greek monks between the eleventh and fourteenth centuries. From the heritage trail that runs round the peninsula (you can pick up a free map from the tourist office) they are signposted with the Hungarian name ‘Baratlakasok’. It’s claimed that it’s the only such site in central Europe that exists in reasonable condition, though you can see when visiting that a little work has been done in the name of safety and preservation.We reached the houses from the village of Tihany, taking a circuitous and decidedly up-and-down walk that demands sturdy shoes and a couple ...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on November 28, 2011

Baratlakasok-Hermit's Place
Carpathian Basin
Tihany, Hungary

Aranyhaz-Golden House Geyser Cone

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Attraction | "The Golden House"

Aranyhaz-Golden House Geyser Cone Photo, Tihany, Hungary
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The Tihany peninsula is full of interesting natural sites associated with the thermal activity that also created Lake Balaton, the body of water that the peninsular juts into. Nearly three million years ago the force of the thermal jets created a field of lava cones of which at least fifty are recorded. The ‘Golden House’ is one of them, so called because of the yellow lichen that grows on them and it's the largest of the cones in this geyser field.The tourist information office has a free map which shows a street plan of the village on one side, and a useful map of the natural sights connected by a not too challenging walk on the other. If you wish to go directly to the Golden House it’s...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 27, 2011

Aranyhaz-Golden House Geyser Cone

Tihany, Hungary

Steg Pizzeria

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Restaurant | "The Road to Tihany Pier"

Steg Pizzeria Photo, Tihany, Hungary
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Only a handful of the pubs and restaurants in the towns and villages on Hungary’s Lake Balaton open year round. We visited for the second time in May 2011 and found that the resorts were only now slowly gearing up for the oncoming season; facades were being painted, outdoor tables scrubbed and polished and shop shutters being thrown open. Tihany’s 'Steg' Pizzeria is one place that is open almost all year round (March to December); it may be pizzeria by name but it’s actually one of those places that tick all the boxes – coffee shop, pub, pizzeria, steakhouse and snack bar – so it’s hardly surprising that it’s one of the most popular places in the village and it attracts a variety of custom...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 8, 2011

Steg Pizzeria
Kossuth Lajos Utca 18
Tihany, Hungary

Oasis Restaurant Tihany

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Restaurant | "May Night at the Oasis"

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Mid May is still not tourist season at Balaton though the restaurants are starting to prepare for the arrival of holiday makers. The day trippers are just starting to come and many restaurants open for lunch but are not yet open in the evenings. At Tihany we found two that were open for evening meals and on our first night there we dined at Oasis, a large restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating, on a quiet residential street between Tihany’s front street and the Inner Lake. Look out for the yellow signs which will direct you to Oasis – eventually; a couple of sign post were ambiguously placed but we got there in the end. Although there are a number of properties with thatched roofs in T...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 20, 2011

Oasis Restaurant Tihany
Major U. 47
Tihany, Hungary

Tihany - Balaton's Little Treasure

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Tihany at Balaton Photo, Hungary, Europe
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We visited Tihany in mid-May, before the tourist season proper gets underway, and we were grateful for having done so as it meant that for much of the time we were able to explore the countryside without seeing another soul. Although there is some development on the peninsula (most notably the village which is also called Tihany), it's largely unspoiled and the scenery and nature combine to attract walkers, fishing fans, cyclists and photographers. In Tihany village there are a couple of manmade visitor attractions but the great outdoors is what primarily draws tourists to Tihany. The tourist office is a good place to start and you can pick up a double-sided map of Tihany. One ...Read More

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