The best in the world of the lake for summer vacation
For many, summer holidays - is primarily a beach, swimming and sunbathing. How to expand the geography of vacation, if all interested the coastal resorts have been studied, I do not want to repeat, but on a purely sightseeing holiday does not pull? Go to the lake, of course. Some resorts on the shores of freshwater is so famous that will give one hundred points Côte d'Azur, a beautiful Greek islands ... and all that you have seen.
The largest lake in Central Europe is located in the west of Hungary. The coast of Lake Balaton - the major resort area of the country, with the outputs of mineral and thermal springs. On weekends, come here often residents of Budapest, because the distance to the capital - a total of about 120 kilometers; Lake for trains (including directly from the airport), it is easy to reach by car. North Shore steeper and is ideal for lovers of sports leisure and gentle south - for those who want to soak and swim. The hotel will have to choose meticulously: on the shores of the lake are many buildings of the Soviet era, in which the number shall not cheap and while clearly not worth the money. Nevertheless, there are pleasant exceptions. High season - July and August. Balaton rich opportunities for those who like to explore the area: you can go on an excursion to the small coastal towns, and the nearby the thermal lake Hévíz, but you can get behind the wheel and go to the neighboring countries - the way to Vienna, Bratislava and Zagreb will take a few hours. Party People will not lose if you stop in the town of Siofok Balaton known for its vibrant nightlife.
Lake Constance (Germany, Austria, Switzerland)
Lake Constance, the Bodensee it, it is Constance, situated on the border of Germany, Switzerland and Austria. Depth - up to 254 meters, and on the Bodensee area is second only to Lake Balaton and Lake Geneva in Europe. Lake Constance - a paradise for lovers of sailing. In July and August in one of the towns near the lake, Bregenz, Bregenz Opera Festival is held. Flora and fauna will charm fans of Constance vacation photo spread in social networks.
Lake Bled, Slovenia
Lake Bled is located in the Julian Alps, 45 kilometers north-west of the capital, Ljubljana. On its shores from the XIX century, there is a spa resort. In July and August, the lake warms up to 25 degrees. Bled is in the middle of a small island with a church and a significant excavation of the early Middle Ages. To visit the island offers traditional wooden boats called "wattle". Above the Bled on a steep rock is Bled Castle. Another attraction - the castle Grimsche. Hotels near lake lot, and mostly of good quality. If you get tired of the lake, you can sit in the car and go on the Adriatic coast of Slovenia.
Before the French lake, located in the Alps (Haute-Savoie), best reached from Geneva, which is only 30 kilometers away. This is a very beautiful place, perfect for outdoor enthusiasts. Here yachts and sailing, and kayaking, and water skiing, and coastal cafes to restaurants. In August, here escapes impressive part of Paris. In the last month of summer in the lake is especially fun: parties, fireworks and other "Encyclopedias."
The largest lake in Italy, is located near the southern foothills of the Alps. Here it's best to get from Verona Airport. Resting on the Garda, convenient to go on excursions to Venice and Milan. But can you not want to go far. Local resorts - is a world-class vacation, and life here boils not only in the high summer season. Firstly, there are hot springs, warm water where you can swim even in December, under the open sky. In addition, Garda - the Mecca of windsurfing. Families with children will also find a lesson: on the lake is the largest in Italy, Gardaland amusement park for children, Aquarium Seaworld, Canevaworld water park and entertainment center Muvilend.
George Clooney's villa in a bad place do not buy it. Over the years, there were resting Mussolini, Stendhal, Goethe, Nabokov. Como - the third largest lake in Italy (length - 47 km, width - up to four kilometers), and one of the deepest in Europe (to 410 meters). Located 40 kilometers north of Milan. Lake shore lined with luxurious villas and stylish hotel. Rest is not a budget, but will be remembered for a long time.
Lake Taupo (New Zealand)
If you get to New Zealand, know that there is Lake Taupo, on whose shores were filming "The Lord of the Rings." It is a popular resort for a variety of travelers - from water sports enthusiasts to fans of spa treatments. Rafting, hot springs, skydiving and peaceful contemplation of the landscape - here there is everything. Not for nothing on the Taupo repeatedly breezing Elizabeth II.
Lake Geneva (Switzerland)
Lake Geneva is within the borders of Switzerland and France, the largest second only to Lake Balaton. The northern shore of the lake - the so-called Swiss Riviera, entirely built luxurious resorts. Here I decided to come in search of a quiet respectable rest (and health - there are many spa hotels). But young people are also happy - for outdoor activities more suitable area of Lausanne. The beaches are not the best, but do not come here for their sake, but for the atmosphere. Herbal beaches fully compensated extremely clean air and how easy heat is transferred here.
Lake Placid, New York, USA
New York - the perfect destination for sightseeing and shopping, but who wants to go to the metropolis in the summer? Perhaps opponents of urbanism can kill two birds with one stone, at first admired in the "Big Apple", and then went to Lake Placid, East Lake and Mirror Lake. These often come to the inhabitants of the State of New York, who want to rest for a few days, without going far away from home, but not going to the sea Hamptons with its traffic jams and noisy owners of luxury villas.
Lake Ohrid (Macedonia)
The fact that Macedonia has not got access to the Adriatic, should not be confused by beach lovers. There is Lake Ohrid, on the banks of which stands one of the most beautiful cities of the Balkans - the ancient Ohrid. It is the deepest and oldest lake in the Balkans. Average water temperature in summer - about 21 degrees. Fans sightseeing holiday will not be bored for a minute. Accommodation prices are low, and those who understand something in the quality and natural products, will certainly appreciate the Balkan cuisine.
Issyk Cool (Kyrgyzstan)
The Soviet people are happy to have been to Issyk-Kul, with its breathtaking views, excellent climate and quality spas. But in recent decades the Russians somehow forgotten about the existence of this worthy and not very expensive holiday option. Four hours fly to Bishkek from Moscow - and you are on one of the 25 largest lakes in the world. The length of the Issyk-Kul lake from west to east is 182 kilometers, and from north to south - 58 kilometers. You can stay in one of the Soviet relic rest homes, and in the modern hotel or apartment with all amenities.
Lake Baikal - the deepest lake in the world - is located on the border of Irkutsk region and the Republic of Buryatia. The lake stretches a giant crescent 620 kilometers from the northeast to the southwest. Baikal width - from 24 to 79 kilometers, it is easy to create a sense of the vastness of the sea. West Coast (Irkutsk) - a rocky and steep, while the east (Buryat) - flatter. Depending on which beach you want to go, you need to fly to Irkutsk or to Ulan-Ude. The swimming season usually lasts from July to mid-August. At other times, you can go diving, windsurfing, motor boats. Lack of hotels is not observed, there are many excellent sandy beaches. Infrastructure is largely limited to the place of residence: breakfast and dinner at the hotel have, the usual spoiled tourist promenade with cafes here, of course, will not. But you will be able to discover the fishing and try the local delicacy - cisco. For active people who do not like to just lie there and jeep tours, and horseback riding tours and river rafting and a trip on the Circum-Baikal Railway, and excursions - on Olkhon Island, the bay is sandy, in Listvyanka, the village Believers Taltsy in Ivilginski temple - the center of Buddhism in Russia. Selfie do come to the shores of the Gulf of Chivyrkuy.
Lake Tahoe is located on the border of California and Nevada. This is one of the deepest fresh water lakes in the world. There is everything for the tired souls: pine air national parks; clear water; ekooteli; not hot but not cool climate (August air is approximately 25 degrees). Who wants to have some fun - please, there are water sports, and in the evening you can go to the famous casino Caesars Tahoe.
Sevan - the largest lake in the Caucasus. If you have always attracted mountains and clean air, but lacked the beach - you are here. From Yerevan lake separated by 54 kilometers. The water is a beautiful sky-blue color and very clear, in the summer the temperature reaches 24 degrees. Among historical monuments the most famous is the monastery of Sevan, located on a peninsula near the city of Sevan in the north-west coast. Food lovers will appreciate the local dishes of freshly caught fish.