Hévíz is a small spa town near Lake Balaton, on the natural thermal lake of Hévíz. Its biggest attraction is the thermal swimming pool on the shores of the lake.
The properties of the unusual water reservoir have already been appreciated by the Romans when building their villas in the area. In the Middle Ages and later centuries, warm waters were used to tan leather. The first sanatoriums were founded in Hévíz in the 18th century, and the small village quickly became a popular resort.
The buildings of Hévíz are for the most part contemporary. The city center is a cobbled promenade with a large number of restaurants, bars and souvenir shops. Around like new mushrooms, new guesthouses and hotels are growing like rain.
The Hévíz swimming area is extraordinary on a global scale. It is located on the largest in Europe, and the second in the world after the New Zealand Frying Pan natural thermal lake. At the end of the 20th century, a modern spa and wellness complex was built here. People who swim directly in the lake also use local mules with health properties that settle on the skin during their stay in the water.