Photo: Courtesy of Sue Korkis
…is a taste of ‘REAL HUNGARY’ with a chance to see wine press houses amongst the vineyards, the local apiary, houses hung with paprika and the passing horse and carts, Koppanyszanto almost feels like it’s part of a bygone age. Take a walk to the local shop or visit the kocsma (pub)/pizzeria and share a drink with the locals who have accepted us with such hospitality. There’s a playground, football field and stream for wearing out the kids or having a picnic. The church stand proud on the top of the hill overlooking the village and is definitely worth a visit. The bus will take you to nearby Tamasi to wander round the Deer Park, maybe take one of the walks, explore the town or visit the Thermal Spa.
There are several villages festivals over the year where villagers come together and prepare food, eat, parade, dance, wear traditional outfits and drink wine. It is often possible to buy the wine direct from the farmers or the traditional hungarian palinka.
There are local markets at Törökkoppány and Nagykónyi, the next villages. Larger markets are at Tamasi and Tab, the Tab market has livestock the first Wednesday of each month. There is a huge market at Fonyod with everything you could possibly think of!
There is a small shop in the village as well as mobile shops for ice-creams, butcher and gas (who sells potatoes!). A shop, bakers, post office and cashpoint in Törökkoppány. There is a larger supermarket at Nagykónyi. For Aldi and Spar will need to drive or take the bus to Tamasi. There is also a large Tescos at Dombovar.
Restaurants & Bars
There is the pizzeria/bar in the village, then you have another bar at Törökkoppány which is a good walk along the Koppany Trails. After that it’s a trip to Tamasi where we recommend the restaurant next to the gas station. There is also a small bar as you go towards the Thermal Baths on the left and that is real authentic hungarian fare.