How lake Tisza came to be

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Lake Tisza (Hungarian: Tisza-tó), also known as Kisköre Reservoir (Hungarian: Kiskörei-víztározó) and base of Lake Tisza Holiday Homes is the largest artificial lake in Hungary. It is located on the southeastern edge of Heves county, next to the counties of Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén, Hajdu-Bihar and Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok.

As part of the flood project of the Tisza river, it was created in 1973. The filling of it was finished in 1990, resulting in a 127 km² lake. The lake is 27 km long (75 km circumference), with an average depth of 1.6 m and a maximum depth of 17 m and contains 43 km ² of small islands.

                     The dam on the river Tisza which created the lake
After completion of the project, the Hungarians began flocking there for holidays, because it is a very cost effective alternative compared to the busy, yet somewhat expensive lake Balaton, the traditionally waterside holiday location in Hungary. As a result, the tourist infrastructure is now developed and the government has listed Lake Tisza as an official tourist destination.
The lake (part of which is a nature resort) has a renewed local ecology with a large diversity of birds, plants and animals.  In contrast to lake Balaton, motorboats are allowed at Tisza-tó.  Lake Tisza Holiday Homes are situated right on the shore of the lake in Tiszafüred, the capital of the Tisza.

A complete PDF document with things to see & do on and around Lake Tisza Holiday Homes in Hungary will be mailed to you after reservation and payment of the deposit so you can start to dream and plan!