Right in the heart of Europe, close to the Lake Balaton, you'll find the untouched area of the Kál basin with its fascinating beauty. Since 1984 this little paradise has been a nature reserve and therefore has not been harmed by the effects of modern times.
The Mediterranean climate which is unique to this part of Hungary encourages nature to spawn this picturesque and radiant land of beauty. The sun shines for over 2000 hours a year thus awakens a flora which can usually only be found in Tuscany or Provence.
Along the roads you find blooming lavender and rosemary, almond trees and the famous stones of this region. Due to the large number of small ponds and the Lake Balaton (which is only a few miles away) you can regularly encounter on your walks storks, pheasants, rabbits and deer.
This small region, which can be walked through in a day, contains hardly a dozen villages. Each one of them overwhelms with an archaic and untouched ambience. Since 864 A.D. a small Hungarian population has been living here and even today is the home of only about 1000 people.
Here time seems to cease, hardly leaving any impression on people, nature or buildings. The style of the houses, which fit perfectly into the landscape is characterized by arcades, ornamental plasterwork and rooms often decorated with frescos.
Because of the various religious communities which live side by side in peace, you will find Roman-Catholic and Protestant churches as well as a classical synagogue.
In the middle of the Balaton upland area lies the small village of Köveskál, where the Káli Art Inn is located. Our rooms combine modern facilities with the traditions of this overwhelming country.