Bike Touring Highlight
Tihany extends far into Lake Balaton and divides it into a small northern and a large southern part. On the peninsula are Belső-tó and Külső-tó, two crater lakes that lie higher than Lake Balaton and were created millions of years ago by volcanism. Findings prove that peoples from the Bronze and Iron Ages already lived here. The Romans also settled here. In the 12th century, monks founded a hermitage on the northern slope of Óvár mountain, the caves of which can still be visited today. Since the island is rich in flora and fauna, it was declared Hungary's first nature reserve in 1952.
February 18, 2020
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