The old town of Tapolca, nestling behind Szent Gyorgy Hill, holds another delight for those who love the wonders of nature: the cave lake.


This was formed by volcanic activity, hot water gouged out the labyrinth of winding corridors and halls in the limestone, which were then flooded by crystal clear karst water. The visitor could be in Charon’s ferry in a mythological underworld, while rowing around the mysteriously lit, twisting waterway, except that this is an underworld from which there is a way back.

The caves under the town are, incidentally, not only a tourist sight: their climate is ideal for the treatment of serious respiratory diseases. Recently a well-equipped therapeutic hotel was completed (Hunguest Hotel Pelion), which now offers facilities to patients taking the cave cure which are worthy of the surroundings.

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