Zamardi today is a large village on the south shore of Lake Balaton, which remembers all of its great citizens: often rejected by fate, even temporarily depopulated, the city Zamardi honors its brave inhabitants and fighters with plaques, tombstones, crosses and statues of all the people who worked, lived and fought for Zamardi.
Only the mid-twenties Zamardi was turned into a prestigious holiday resort and was developed into is one of the most popular and cheap holiday resorts for families, romantics and active recreation-seekers in the entire Carpathian Basin. Many of the accommodations, whether an apartment or a house, have their unique style and at the same time their level of comfort corresponds to the European one.
Long, open beaches, tides and shallow shore with neat lawns, invite you to enjoy swimming or romantic walks. From the monastery on the Tihany Peninsula you can enjoy breathtaking sunsets. At sunrises and sunsets beach of Zamardi, which is 10 km long, is reflected in the sea so it looks like a "golden bridge”. Zamardi is also an ideal place for water sports and leisure activities on the beach and excursions to the surrounding areas. Zamardi attracts tourist even in winter as it offers skating, skiing and sledging.
The community itself is in the baroque and partly in a country house style with reed roofs and floors. Numerous small and large events, including Midsummer Night and the concerts in the Roman Catholic built in 1771, take place in Zamardi in summer. Children can also enrich their experience by going to the popular go-karting facility, the mini golf course and the Marine Aquarium, with an impressive maritime life of Lake Balaton and the nearby wetlands. An ethnographic collection in the village museum and the exhibition of the relics of the First and Second World War in miniature reflects the life of the resistance on the south shore of Lake Balaton
The sculptor Ede Margó has dedicated his creativity to this community and as a result numerous wonderful sculptures have appeared. A large number of his sculptures adorn the chapel built in 1929 located on the Petöfi Street.
Zamardi is one of the places at Lake Balaton, where culture, memories, water and equestrian, the Hungarian wine and unforgettable experience are combined together into a harmonious overall form.
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