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Gyenesdiás

Active & family-friendly resort village of the West-Balaton region

Gyenesdiás is a lovely resort village only 100 kilometres away from the western border of Hungary, in the West Balaton Region 15 kilometres from the Hévíz-Balaton Airport. The towns of Keszthely, known for its fascinating Festetics Palace and Hévíz with its world-famous spa are only a few kilometres from here.

Fun on the beaches
There are two beaches available in Gyenesdiás for the lovers of bathing, swimming and sunshine:

In 2019 the Beach in Diás received the Blue Wave Flag with the maximum 5 stars and the title “family-friendly beach of the Lake”, again. It offers various programmes and the following services:

  • for little guests: playground, natural paddling-pool, once free slip on the giant water slide; animation: kids’ programmes, sports championships, mini disco, etc.
  • for sports fans: sports fields such as beach volleyball courts with lights, beach football field, table tennis, streetball field, chess; sport in the water: water polo, heading goals, basketball, volleyball – championships, water aerobics and various entertainment programmes daily organised by our animation team;
  • for lazybones and sun-seekers: spacious lawn, the beach radio provides good music and useful information on programmes
  • safety: first-aid station, doctor, safes;
  • plus: rentals, free internet, restaurants, snack-bars and free parking.

The Beach in Gyenes is preferred by families with kids and sun-seekers due to its cosy and intimate atmosphere. Kids can frolic around and cool off on hot summer days in the shallow water or they can dig tunnels and make castles in the big sandpit, while mom and dad relax and chill out on the shore. Besides bathing, the beach attracts active guests with beach volleyball and beach soccer.

Ticket prices here.

Active holiday experience… in the hills, valleys and on the water all year

Besides swimming and sunbathing there are a lot of other activities in Gyenesdiás you can take advantage of:

  • for every day various active and family-friendly programmes organized by the animation team on the Diás beach, and Saturdays programmes for kids on the Gyenes beach
  • hiking on well-marked trails in the Keszthely Hills starting from the outing centre “Nagymező” (Big Meadow) to viewing towers, springs, caves, etc
  • cycling on a bike path, dirt tracks or trails in the hills, even with a guide
  • wine tasting at the Darnay cellar
  • in the House of Nature Visitor Centre you can learn more about the vegetation and the natural values of the Keszthely hills
  • sailing or boat trips, angling
  • stroking and feeding of native animals at the Animal farm
  • try your hand at pottery and clay work at the Pottery house
  • different sport shooting disciplines for everyone on the sport shooting range
  • bowling, squash, billiards, mini-golf
  • make your own jewellery in the Crafty workshop at the Herdsman’s house
  • Historical Avar exhibition at the Herdsman’s house
  • learn more about the process of metal forging at the local smithy
  • in winter ice skating on the lake, sledge riding on the nearby hills

In addition, visitors can enjoy Hungarian cuisine with famous delicious wines and the art of hospitality. At the market in Gyenesdiás, you can buy fish and products of small farmers like flatbread, pancake, goats cheese, home-made marmalade and syrup, fruit and vegetables, honey etc.

Everything is given to the great family holiday…
because our family-friendly restaurants provide the kids with everything they need so that everybody can enjoy their lunch. At our family-friendly accommodations, the kids are warmly welcomed and they have all the facilities to enjoy a great adventure.

Guests of the local Tourism Association visit both beaches of the village for free with the Gyenesdiás Plus advantage card and enjoy a wide range of services in the region with significant discounts. More experience for less money!

HIGHLIGHTS

  • April Budding-Spring Festival
  • May Season opening at Whitsun
  • July Bream festival, Wine Days in Gyenesdiás, St.Christopher’s day, Rockin’ Beach, Junk-car derby
  • July-August Village Hall Evenings: classic concerts
  • August Korso Evenings, Festetics horse race
  • September Vintage Jubilee, Potatoe Day, Taste Gyenesdiás
  • December Advent Chestnut Roasting and Xmas Fair

It’s only a stone’s throw away…

Rolling hills, sun-mellowed luscious wines, silky water beaches and thermal spas warmed up by the chilled volcanic hills, healing air and water-filled caves, nature reserves and marshlands rich in flora and fauna. The West Balaton region laced by hills, spas and of course by the ’Hungarian Sea’ is part of that enormous nature treasure. West-Balaton… the land of gentle beauties.

Spend the most beautiful time of the year in Gyenesdiás, make your holiday in the resort village of the West Balaton Region

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TOURINFORM GYENESDIÁS
Tourism Association in Gyenesdiás
H-8315 Gyenesdiás, Hunyadi u. 2.
Tel: +36 83/511-790
E-mail: gyenesdias@tourinform.hu
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