In Zamárdi, on the shore of Lake Balaton, there has been a pleasantly bustling resort life each summer since the beginning of the last century, because the place has so much to offer. The southern lakeside of Balaton is characterized by shallow water level that favourably affects the temperature of the water, too, thus making the place a beloved holiday paradise mainly for families with little children. Nevertheless, everyone of every generation can find a broad range of entertainment there.
As far as the microclimate of this landscape is concerned, Zamárdi belongs to the sunniest parts of the Balaton area, with sunny hours exceeding 2000 hours per year, which means a good quantity of sunlight all over the summer months. The frequent air movement not only makes even the hottest days pleasant but also gives the opportunity for sailing and windsurfing, too. In addition to all these there are good opportunities for mini golf, tennis, excursions, hiking in the neighbourhood and visiting interesting sites, as well.
The almost 5 kilometres long well-kept nice and comfortable free beach also adds a lot to the pleasure of staying in Zamárdi. Dressing cabins and playgrounds are also available on the lakeside for visitors. Furthermore, parking is free of charge on the entire territory of Zamárdi, which is a really unique service in the Balaton area. This is also the place with the best view on the Tihany peninsula and the Abbey thereon. Several attractive, interesting programs are offered in this town during the entire summer season.
Caterings, good programmes all add to the popularity of the place. Boats and small ships can tie up in the port of Zamárdi. The bathers can enjoy the beach free of charge and their safety is ensured by medical supervision and life-guard service free of charge as well.
Those who want to enjoy active recreation may choose from different sports – surfing, boating, water-cycling, angling, beach volley-ball, tennis, football, gokart, minigolf, cycling, horse-riding, in winter chair-skiing and skating.
AccomodationA list of available accomodation in Zamárdi can be found here: zamardi.hu
The area of Zamárdi was inhabited already in the Copper, Bronze and Iron Age, and tracks of the Celts and ancient Romans have also been found. A very extensive archeology find has been discovered from the Avarian cemetery which was probably one of the largest and richest burial grounds in the Carpathian Basin. The name of Zamárdi is mentioned in written documents of the era, at first in a certificate dated 1082, then in the authentic certificate of King Stephen the Third dated 1171. In the 16th century, the Turkish army totally destructed the villages, and the area was abandoned for a very long time. Our village was revived by Vildebald Grassó and his successor, Ágoston Lécs, both of them abbots of Tihany in the thirties of the 18th century.