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The surroundings of Siofok was already a built-up area in the 1st century A.D (Roman times). At that time a main road led from from Sopianae (Pecs) across Tricciana (Sagvar) to Arrabona (Gyor).
According to the notes made by Sectus Aurelius Victor in the turn of the 3rd-4th century, Emperor Galerius built a dike and olbiterated some forests in order to drain the moor-land of "Lacus Pelso" - it is the Latin name of the Balaton - in 292 A.D. He named the whole region after his wife, Valeria.
The first time when this area mentioned was in 1055 (about 50 years after the Hungarian conquest) in the deed of endowment of Tihany. It was named as Fuk that time. The present name, Siofok, has been known since 1790.

Today Siofok is one of the most important tourist centre in Hungary with about 23.000 inhabitants, as it is said: "Siofok is the capital of Lake Balaton." Siofok is about 110km far from Budapest and it can be reached easily by rail or road from every direction. The highway called M7 gives a direct connection between Budapest and Siofok.

The town itself is an open-air exhibition with its sculptures and monuments on public squares.
In addition to the historic buildings, some modern churches offer an exciting sight by their queer architecture. Due to the development in recent years the town has become a site of flowers and parks. An outstanding park in town is the Millenium Park in front of the railway station.

If You need more information about Siofok, then visit the official website of Siofok.


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Is it worth to go to Siofok?

If You like the calm, the silence during Your holiday, then forget this place.
Siofok is famous about the Gold Coast (Aranypart) where music is played all day until night, and about the discos, night clubs where the music is also played, but all night. There is a lot of turists on the streets and on the beach all Summer - if the weather is good.

  • Last visit to Siofok: Jun 2004
  • Intro Updated Aug 27, 2004
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  • BruceDunning's Profile Photo
    Aug 18, 2009 at 2:52 PM

    It sounds like a wild place for a vacation, but good if you like music. Good job of presenting this area. thank you

  • Apr 3, 2008 at 2:54 AM

    Interesting page and place!

  • Propermark's Profile Photo
    Jun 28, 2007 at 2:28 PM

    Nice pix. They brought me back some memories of my trip here. Have anice evening.

  • May 14, 2007 at 4:10 PM

    Your independant & unbiast views are of great help. If you contemplate visiting the UK I will reciprocate. Joe

  • mamawinnie's Profile Photo
    Oct 11, 2006 at 2:09 AM

    Happy birthday for the 16th Andras. Yes what about a Balaton meeting ? I am there next June if anyone wishes to have one.

  • The_Lord's Profile Photo
    Dec 25, 2005 at 7:13 AM

    great site, thanks. Perhaps see you one day? A Balaton VT meeting.

  • Knoto's Profile Photo
    Apr 20, 2005 at 1:49 AM

    Great overview. I remember the high parking fee in town....

  • JLBG's Profile Photo
    Sep 9, 2004 at 9:26 PM

    I, of course, knew on Lake Balaton but not on Slofok. I will remember of your page. Thanks

  • aramat's Profile Photo
    Aug 26, 2004 at 2:56 PM

    Cool page, really good information.

  • yooperprof's Profile Photo
    Aug 9, 2004 at 7:32 AM

    Those fishermen have only two toes - they look like lobster claws!

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