Ever since I was born, I have been going on holiday to Lake Balaton for a few days with my family every year. For me it is like my second home. It is simply magical that Lake Balaton has an area of 592m². We in Hungary also say: “This is the Hungarian sea”.
But this year we were not sure if we would make it to Lake Balaton, to the Lavender Festival in Tihany. But since a few weeks there are no more new infected people, so we decided to rent a small house for two nights.
First we would have to drive to Szántód, where we took the ferry to Tihany, to a small peninsula. This village is known for its lavender field, all kinds of things are made from this plant: Food, drinks, alcohol, soaps and cosmetic products, which are sold in small shops along the promenade.
On the first day we made a small excursion to Tihany Abbey, a famous and historical monastery. There the view is simply indescribable. From there you can admire the whole Balaton and enjoy the view.
Every year, at the end of June, the Lavender Festival takes place, where the town awaits the tourists with programs and concerts. This year the festival was cancelled due to the current situation. Nevertheless it was possible to go to the well-known field and collect lavender in small bags. Then we made small bouquets out of it, which we hung up and dried.
We spent our last day on the beach, on the southern shore in Zamárdi.
A few months ago you could not even imagine to travel again. I was very surprised how many people were already on the road and on holiday. Of course it was not exactly the same as in the last years, but nevertheless we spent three nice days at the “Hungarian sea”.