The Balaton and its surroundings are Hungary's most popular holiday area. Rest and recreation on the shore, historic and cultural heritage, folk traditions, bicycle and water tours, rare natural treasures, gastronomic specialities and spectacular programmes - all of these things are offered by and around the 'Hungarian sea'

However, local hosts not only organise programmes for visitors in the summer; a variety of events take place all year round, such as excursions, gastronomic events and cellar tours on the Balaton Uplands, in Zala and Somogy. During the winter the lake is often covered by ice for a long time and this also makes it popular with those who favour winter sports.

Balatonlelle is a traditional spa town. The story of its past is told by its heritage such as the ruins of the 13th-century Rádpuszta church, the late-Baroque St Donatus chapel, the mansions and manors. Among its natural treasures the park of the Szalay Manor (udvarház) and the fishpond system of Irma Puszta are noteworthy.

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By railway the town is served hourly at irregular departures from Siófok, Székesfehérvár (Budapest) in the eastand Nagykanizsa in the west. Local Volán buses depart at the Siófok and Keszthely terminals at an irregular schedule. By car take route 7 or from the south, routes 67. Its harbour links the town to the water traffic onLake Balaton.