Accommodation in Southern Transdanubia
Southern Transdanubia lies south of Lake Balaton, the Danube bordering it on the west and the river Dráva on the south. Somogy, Baranya, and part of Tolna counties make up this region with some of the best golf courts, with the famous town of Pecs and the Kassai valley of Archery in Kaposmero.
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As for the dishes of the Lake Balaton the priority must be given to fish food, especially to the Balaton pike-perch and the famous fish soup. Also the lively town of Lake Balaton can be found here with loads of party places and beaches to choose from http://www.undiscoveredhungary.com/search?q=Siofok
The center of the region is undoubtedly Pécs a 2000-year old town with relics from the Roman Era, Turkish mosques and minarette built by the Turks in the 16th century. The most ancient monument that became part of the UNESCO's World Heritage Sites is the Early Christian Cemetery. In the captivating landscape of the Mecsek hills you can do hiking, bike riding, wine tasting or you can admire the rich plant and animal life living in the peaceful oaks. In the lively town centre you will find the most stylish restaurants, quaint cafes and welcoming cosy pubs. Most restaurants serving exquisite cuisine. All tastes really are catered for, with Hungarian and international food in all price ranges.
The best known spa complex in South Transdanubia operates at Harkány, near Pécs.
In the caves at Abaliget you can see intriguing stalactite and stalagmite forms and the air inside is beneficial for respiratory problems.
Mohács, near the Danube bank, witnessed one of the most tragic events of Hungary's history: Turkish army overpowered and defeated the Hungarians here in a bloody battle in 1526. A Memorial Park commemorates the fight and the soldiers died in it.
In Siklós the most southern town of Hungary you can see one of the most well-preserved medieval castles of the country also you can visit a modern and very exciting wellness bath and children's pool opened 3 years ago.
Szigetvár Castle entered into the history of Hungary with the siege of 1566 when Croatian viceroy, Miklós Zrínyi, commander of the castle at the time, stopped the 100-120.000 strong army of Sultan Suleiman, which was on its way to attack Vienna. Zrínyi was defending the castle with his 2500 soldiers, but he gave up the outer fortress after the unceasing siege, and withdrew to the inner castle with his remaining 200 soldiers. Suleiman died on 5th September, which neither the besieging army nor the defenders of the castle were aware of. Two days later – as they could no longer hold the burning inner castle – Zrínyi stormed out of the castle with his remaining soldiers and they were all – with the exception of some people – slaughtered by the Turks.
Szekszárd is the central of the Szekszárd Wine Region the full-bodied, rich reds of which make it one of the top red wine producing regions of Hungary. The other southern wine region is the Villány-Siklós wine region with the charming white washed wine cellars. We organise tours for these wine regions, in the tour section you can fill in the form provided to sign up.