This region bordering the Danube River is composed of 3 counties, Somogy, Tolna and Baranya and is a hotspot replete with tourist attractions. Its diverse landscape has many unique features that make for great hiking and sightseeing. South Transdanubia?s moderate climate is highly conducive for outdoor activity. This locale also holds a special treat for history buffs with its many monuments that date back centuries. Of course those looking for complete R&R will find their fix here as they admire the lush green scenery and the perfectly still lakes. Visitors can put up in opulent holiday homes with private pools big enough to hold parties of 10 or cosy 2 to 5 bedroom bungalows.
The stunningly beautiful landscape of this part of Hungary and its unique geological features make it an irresistible attraction for those who love hiking and exploring. Upon leaving the monument-dotted city of Pécs, tourists will be engulfed by the green protected wetlands and forests that host several plant species. Far from getting fatigued by the walk, visitors will feel revitalized by the crisp country air.
There are plenty of historical monuments in Pecs, the capital of this region. Still standing from the 16th century are the Pasha Memi Baths, situated on one of the city?s most enjoyable pedestrian streets, Ferencesek utcája. These are the ruins of three beautiful churches. Originally built in the 11th century is the Basilica in Dom ter, a structure of four majestic towers dedicated to St. Peter. This particular monument has undergone plenty of renovation and most of what is seen by visitors today was built in 1881. Other relics worth checking out are the Jug Mausoleum which dates back to the 4th century and the Havi-hegy chapel which was built in 1691. To help visitors connect the dots of Baranya County?s history is the Janus Pannonius Archaeology Museum which incidentally was the 17th century home of a janissary commander.
Pécs is blessed with an abundance of eateries and one of the places visitors will want to stop by is Afium. This charming establishment offers South Slav delicacies that will more than meet the gastronomic needs of visitors. For dessert holidaymakers should make a point of visiting Virag or Mecksek for cakes and ice cream.
Summer showcases brilliant weather and is rarely too scorching; temperatures rarely go past 30°C at this time of year. December, January and February are the coldest months on the South Transdanubia calendar with lows of up to -3°C being recorded. Rainfall is fairly evenly distributed throughout the year though visitors heading there in autumn are more likely to encounter showers.
The Ferihegy Airport, a modern facility in the Hungarian capital Budapest is South Transdanubia?s main gateway. It serves both budget chartered flights like the popular Ryanair and international carriers of repute like Lufthansa. The airport is about 2 hours from the resort by road and visitors will have the option of covering the distance by taxi or a rental vehicle from Hertz or Avis or a host of other well known firms.