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Koppanyszanto – our local village

…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.  It’s a short walk to the local shop or kocsma (pub)/pizzeria where we enjoy sharing 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 local bus will take you to nearby Tamasi to wander round the Deer Park, explore the town or visit the Thermal Baths or to Lake Balaton.  

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

SHOPPING

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

Aside from the Tea House on site, there is the pizzeria/bar in the village, then you have another bar at Törökkoppány which is a good walk along the Koppany Trails and a new fish and chip bar in the next village.  There are also a number of restaurants serving traditional hungarian fare.  Further afield you have an array of restaurants at Tamasi.  A favourite of ours is the restaurant Radpuszta with it’s great wine cellar.

PUBLIC TRANSPORT

Buses run from the village to Tamasi, or from the neighbouring village you are able to use the bus to reach Tab, Lake Balaton and from Lake Balaton it is possible to take the train to Budapest.

MARKETS

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!

THERMAL BATHS

Koppany Pines is within a short drive of three thermal baths each offering a different type of experience, but all based around the thermal properties of the hungarian spa water.

Excursions

 

Nearest Town: Tamasi

15 minute drive 

Lake Deseda

45 minute drive

Kaposvar

45 minute drive

Pecs

1 hour 15 minute drive

Villany

1 hour 45 minute drive

 

 

Lake Balaton

35 minute drive

Zamardi

45 minute drive

Siofok

45 minute drive

Tihany

50 minute drive

Fonyod

45 minute drive

Balatonfured

1 hour 30 minute drive

 

 

Thermal Baths

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PREFER A TOUR GUIDE

For 2021, we have linked with a hungarian tour company. Reka from Undiscovered Hungary has english speaking guides who will collect from the campsite or meet at the destination to take you on your chosen tour.  Just let us know which trips you are interested in and we will organise a price.  In the summer months the tours are extremely popular, so you will need to book two weeks in advance to be sure of availability.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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