Velence, with its lake and the Velence hills, is a nice, cozy resort town, and it is only 50 kilometers away from Budapest. Thanks to its excellent natural features and the geographical location, the town is popular among adults and with children alike. The number of visitors in summer is increasing year by year, since “the lake of the sun” and its area provide many fun activities, even during the hottest days. Bicycle paths around the lake can be easily accessed from the neighbouring towns, but this wonderful lake can be circled by enthusiastic hikers too. So, come with me and fall in love with Hungary at Lake Velence.
You can find a luxury hotel and spa complex, situated right on the shore of the lake, which is very popular among tourists, who come here not only for a day. There is a bunch of high-quality restaurants, while extreme sports enthusiasts can go water skiing, and there is the Velence Korzó with its promenade, service house, shops and the beach. The sumptuous, magnificent sandy shore invites thousands of guests on weekdays during summertime, and a really hot weekend like a magnet attracts tens of thousands of people.
The Gate of Lake Velence was created in 2006, and it is the biggest mall in the area. The Velence Korzó is rapidly becoming a community space, where the balance between the shopping and entertainment, the work and relaxation is achieved, where families, friends and business partners can share experiences. The shopping center was opened on 30th May 2014. The constructors really did their utmost, as they have not only built a shopping center but also made faceless shingles along the lake and trees were planted. They have renewed and expanded the old, small market’s parking lots, renovated the restaurants, and created several-mile-long walkways. In the eastern part of the building, domestic and international fashion companies are represented. In the southern region, there is a catering complex with eight separated restaurants. In addition, there is a 9670-square-foot beach in the courtyard, as well as further hospitality units selling culinary specialities. On the giant stage at the top of Korzó, performances are held during the summer theater festival.
Nowadays, EFOTT is one of the most significant festivals among young people and the largest students event in Hungary. However, EFOTT is not just a party, since the organizers of the festival have been, for years, focusing not only on music events but also on boosting sports, gastronomic and cultural life of young people. Thanks to these, the programs are expanding almost every year, not just in terms of quantity, but also concerning their quality. The 2018 EFOTT Festival features headlining Jessie J, who is coming to Hungary for the first time. Visitors will also have the chance to meet the British favourite, John Newman, but they can enjoy Lost Frequencies’ music as well, and The Dub FX is coming too if you are a lover of drum and bass.
Nobody likes walking on sharp stones of beaches and getting into the water that is reaching the neck, after only a few steps. That's why the sandy, evenly deepening shore allows you to enjoy comfortable and safe access to Lake Velence. There are shaders in the water, so you do not even have to worry about the burning sun. At the Sunshine Beach, you have the opportunity to rent a water bicycle/pedalo, if you are a fond of active relaxation. But there are also volleyball and basketball courts, football field, and you can rent other sports equipment if you’d like to.
Let’s not forget about beach food, which is an indispensable part of the beach culture. You can find it on the Sunshine Beach without exception, as well as gourmet menu offers. And last, but not least, children can enjoy fantastic playgrounds in the beach area.
If you are coming to Velence, it is important to bring party dresses, beach accessories and elegant dresses as well, because you can be sure that you will to use them all. I encourage you to experience everything, that the town and its lake offer, and I’m sure, you are going to fall in love with Hungary.
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