Kővágóörs-Pálköve is a village on Lake Balaton’s shore, part of the Káli Basin. Once you turn off Road 71, Balaton greets you at the end of a settlement where time seems to stand still.
If you only travel through the Káli Basin, you never realize who lives behind the beautiful fences and houses of the area. Today, the Káli Basin is truly pretty and popular, but that is definitely due to those creative people who moved here in the '70s and '80s, and have been forming the area's scenery ever since. The photo series of Alexandra Heim, a fresh member of We Love Balaton’s editorial team, presents eight people – from a local wine expert through an artist who spends her summers here, to a pensioner handyman – who all bring new things into their small and splendid world.
Down to the beach, off with the slippers, on with the sunscreen; towel on the ground, beer in the hand; money under the towel, get in the water; knee-deep, hip-deep, neck-deep; jump in from someone else’s back, get out, eat hake, dry up, then start it all over again. Are we sure this is the only schedule we can do at all the beaches of Balaton? No, not at all. We rounded up ten beaches that have something else in store.
Badacsony is surrounded by mysteries – it’s the name of a settlement and a hill as well, with legends echoing among the trees of wild forests and stern basalt organs. It has a thousand hidden nooks waiting to be discovered. Its sight is never boring, and it always gives something to its wanderers. Besides being mystical, the place is also open minded: gastronomy has always been a part of the hill – including Welschrieslings with a hint of minerals from the basalt – and it’s been attracting tourists since ancient times.