- 17 Mar 2014 8:00 AM
From the turn of the 19th-20th century bathing life started to become lively along this part of the Balaton southern shore as well. One after the other holiday homes both small and large sprung up in the areas close to the beach.
The work of the Bathing Association founded in 1932 saw the establishment of new paths, bathing places and recreational areas, as well as shoreline protection. One year later the settlement was given resort status.
Many of the villas became summer resorts of public companies during the nationalisation following World War II. Then, at the start of the 1950's a prison camp was set up on the infertile land of the Nagy-Berek. The political prisoners produced cotton and also took part in the building of the narrow-gauge railway line.