The lake Balaton

Balaton – the largest lake in Eastern Europe. Its length is nearly 80 km, and width ranges from 14 to 1.5 km (at the narrowest point of the Peninsula Tisane cuts it almost in half). Due to the small depth (average 3-4 m) in summer, its waters heat up quickly at least to 22 degrees, and in late August – even before 28. However, in winter the lake is often ice is formed thicker than ten centimetres.

The shoreline of lake Balaton is quite varied – North shore is very different from the South. In Northern – beaches is relatively small, and the slope of the bottom is such that after 30 meters from the shore the person is fully immersed in water. But on the South shore, the depth increases very slowly, so even non-swimmers can move away from the shore to 500 m. the Most popular Eastern shore, especially by the lovers of bathing on Sunny days.

Despite the fact that people lived on the shores of the lake for thousands of years, these beaches appeared only in the XIX century. Visited them only the representatives of the higher strata of society. The situation began to change only in 50-ies of the last century. Then the government of the socialist party began to promote “rest Continue reading

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