According to an ancient legend, the Holy Virgin wrung a spring by the appealing prayer of a Christian nurse. The nurse wanted to heal an invalid child. The hot water of the lake breaking out from the depth and the steaming mud cured the weak child completely. The legend stems from the Roman age and the mentioned child was definitely the East Roman emperor Flavius Theodosius who declared Christianity to the official religion in his own empire in 391. That is the wrung spring that feeds the worldwide particular lake of Hévíz from that time.
There are regular arrivals to the Fly-Balaton Airport from european big cities, like Frankfurt and London. The airport is located in Sármellék, about 15 km from the town. There are transfer oportunities and bus lines by schedule to get the town.
The town hasn't got an own train station. The nearest one is in Keszthely, what beside there is the bus station and buses are runing between the two town in every 15-30 minute.
First of all on foot and by cycle. Although there is a local transport system names Dotto, which connencts the most visited places in the town.
Visitors can choose from lot kind of accommodation oportunities. According to the different demands there are 25-30 hotels, 25-30 pansions, 100-120 private accommodations and one camping place.
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