Are you looking for the perfect holiday resort for your family? Check our list below to see how much joy you can find spending your holiday in Gyenesdiás.
Gyenesdiás is a cosy resort village at Lake Balaton, only 100 kilometres from the western border of Hungary, and 15 kilometres from Hévíz-Balaton Airport. It is a rapidly developing, family-friendly holiday resort full of life and possibilities. The village is surrounded by beautiful landscapes: from the north, it is embraced by the peaceful slopes of the Keszthely Hills and from the south, the waves of the Lake Balaton are rolling in. Everybody will find here their favourite activities to have fun or to relax.
13+1 reasons why you should visit Gyenesdiás, the family-friendly resort village of the West-Balaton region
1. Kid-friendly beaches with shallow and freshwater
In Gyenesdiás you can even choose between the lively Diás Beach with lots of facilities for children and the more peaceful Gyenes Beach. Both beaches welcome you with amusing kids’ programmes, sports facilities, hospitable services and local flavours.
2. Let’s get on two wheels
Bike enthusiasts can challenge themselves on the Balaton Bike Ring with its amazing landscapes, or on the beautiful bicycle routes of the surrounding hills and forests. You can even join a guided bike tour to visit the must-sees of the region.
3. Are you a nature lover?
You must experience the unique and various flora and fauna of the Keszthely Hills with its hiking routes, lookout towers, breath-taking panoramas and nature trails.
4. More to experience for less money
Buying our West-Balaton Gyenesdiás Plus Advantage Card gives you plenty of discounts at local restaurants, museums, service providers or even at bike rentals, and it also provides you with free entry to both of the beaches.
5. For adrenaline junkies
For those guests who want to try their hands at shooting, or skeet shooting, there is a well-developed shooting range situated in a beautiful landscape, where visitors can also ask for professional guidance.
6. Discovering old crafts – handcraft sessions
Local craftsmen await children and also adults with hands-on pottery in the local Pottery House, they can grasp the hammer at the Smithy, or be creative at the crafty workshop in the Herdsman’s House. At the local Watermill, you can get involved in the world of bakers and old mills, herbs and spices.
7. Attractions with animals
The whole family will have fun visiting the Festetics Imre Animal Park and Wildlife Park or the House of Nature Visitor Centre, where they can meet native animal species and learn about them. At Livi’s Animal Farm children love to pet and feed domestic animals. The braver ones might also try out goat milking.
8. Special adventures on the Lake
Discover the lake by joining an exciting kayak or SUP tour at Kayak Island. Their motto is ‘Live Loosely Be Cheerful’!
9. There’s always something going on in Gyenesdiás
The resort village welcomes its guests with various traditional and unique programmes, cultural, music and sports events, and culinary treats.
10. What makes Gyenesdiás different?
There is plenty of joy and experience you will find spending your long-term holiday in the region. The West-Balaton Region offers a lot of kid- and family-friendly programmes: adventure pools (Zalakaros, Kehidakustány, Zalaszentgrót), museums (Historical Model Railroad Layout, Balaton Museum, Georgikon Farm Museum and Heritage Farm, Marzipan museum, Traditional clothed Doll museum, Snail Parliament, Toy Museum in Keszthely, Kis-Balaton Visitor Centre), Tapolca Lake Cave Visitor Centre, castles (Rezi, Tátika), medieval jousting games (Szigliget, Sümeg), animal parks (Csillagvár, Fenékpuszta, Africa Museum, Kápolnapuszta, Salföld) – just to mention some of them.
11. Who dares wins
We invite kids to a great stamp collecting game that helps little visitors to discover the best places in Gyenesdiás. The smart little explorers are rewarded with a surprise gift.
12. Let’s celebrate your birthday together!
Birthday kids get a Free Birthday Pass beside little surprises on the big day.
13. Taste the flavours of Gyenesdiás!
The local market attracts visitors with traditional flavours, and local restaurants offer various menus, family-friendly services and other culinary treats.
+1 In Gyenesdiás everybody matters
The relaxing holiday begins with good accommodation Visitors are welcome in well-equipped, family-friendly accommodations suited for personal needs.
Spend your holiday in one of the most beautiful and most exciting family-friendly resort villages at Lake Balaton.
For more information, please visit our office.
2 Hunyadi Street, Gyenesdiás
Tel: (+36) 83/511-790