Suggested walking tours: Kossuth street, Tourinform – Petőfi street – Szépkilátó (look-out-place) – Balaton bicycle route – Kossuth street – Tourinform From Tourinform Office – what is found in Zoltán Jüngling Community House, named by the first parish priest of the village, who made built the original house and was the president of the bath association in ’30-ies (it was the first organisation which dealed with tourism) – go to the beach then turn right by the first possibility, by the level... tovább irst possibility, by the level crossing to Petőfi street – first follow the green rout sign. The famous villas in Petőfi street was built in 1910 years. The first villa with the aim of holiday was got ready in 1906. First only people with high earning could keep up a villa. They built all in this street. You can see both older and recenly constucted villas, and you can see also statue of Sándor Petőfi. At the end of the street turn left into a steep street, named József Takács street. After a small walk turn right, and soon you will see „Szépkilátó”, the gate of West Balaton, which has the most beautiful view to the Lake Balaton. It was named by József Eötvös in 1855, who inspired the wonderful view from the hill. Right you can see stone steps, which drive you to the Roman spring. The spring was renewed by the local government of Balatongyörök in 2009. A Roman villa, the so-called villa rustica’s remains were uncovered here, dating back to the 3rd or 4th century. It was an economic community consisting of several small buildings including a bathing house fed from the spring. It was 11,9 m long and 15,1 m deep, it had 5 buildings. All the rooms had floor-heating. Turning back to the Szépkilátó, cross on the road No. 71 and walk next to the buffet queue, then you arrive to Panorama street. Our village has a thousand years old tradition of viticulture and winemaking. On the street you can find wine cellars in their original form, which is found in the famous wine region „Becehegy” (Bece hill). The biggest wine tour is organised every year on Vine Blossom Day, when you can taste the variant wines. After approximately half a mile you will see a „Pele apó” (meaning Uncle Dormouse) study trail’s board. At this point turn right, continuing along Panorama street. You still notice, that faithful to its name, this winding road offers a different angle of view at every step – you’ll be able to enjoy sights like Balatonederics with its mountains, the Tapolca basin, the bay of Szigliget. After a short ascent, you will reach the chapel of Becehegy (Bece hill), which was built in the 19th century. By the chapel the members of Balatongyörök and Balatonederics parish celebrate the Trinity Sunday every year. Turning back to Panorama street, southwards, you will reach Szépkilátó. From Romer spring dirt path leads you to the asphalt road which eventually reaches the railway. Crossing the railway, turn to the right along the bicycle path, Continue past the camping site through an unspoiled natural area, reaching the bay and the lakeside as well at „Soós”, named by Soós family who lived in a villa of Petőfi street. Finally you will end up at the pier, where turn back Kossuth street, then Saint Michel church. On Kossuth street go to the Tourinform Office, where you can see a couple of renvated fishermen’s houses with thatched roofs.
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