Gyor is located halfway between Vienna and Budapest. The city was founded by the Celts in the 5th century BCE; it was also a Roman settlement in the province of Pannonia called Arrabona. The buildings you will see in the city today were built from the time of the Renaissance, when Gyor saw a resurgence, to the 19th century, when it boomed as a port on the Danube River. Gyor is in fact located at the confluence of three rivers: the Danube, the Raba, and the Rabca. Pannonhalma Archabbey, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is located south of the city.
Pécs is the largest city in the Southern Transdanubia region of Hungary, situated about 20 miles west of the Danube River and 20 miles north of the border with Croatia. During the Roman era, the city was called Sopianae and was a center of Christianity during the first few centuries of the Common Era. The ruins of a 4th-century necropolis are listed on the register of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. There are a mix of cultural influences seen here, such as the Mosque of Pasha Qasim Victorious, from the 150-year rule imposed by the Ottomans. Pécs is a UNESCO City of Peace as well as a former European Capital of Culture.
Székesfehérvár -- translated roughly as the `city with the white castle` -- is the principal city in Central Transdanubia. Located about halfway between Lake Balaton and Lake Velence, Szekesfehervar has been at the crossroads of trading routes since the time of the Romans, and today sits at the junction of seven different railroad lines. It was the home of the Kingdom of Hungary`s diet (parliament), and was also the site of royal coronations and burials for over 500 years. The Old Town is hemmed in by two large squares, Town Hall Square (Varoshaz tér) and Coronation Square (Koronazo tér). Historic sights in Szekesfehervar include the Episcopal Palace, with the Globus crucifier statue out front; the Gothic St. Anna Chapel, dating from 1470; and the Serbian Quarter, consisting of Medieval-era thatched houses and a Byzantine-designed church.
Unofficially called `The Capital of Lake Balaton`, Siofok, on the lake`s southern shore, is the most popular resort town on the lake, and the second most-popular vacation destination in Hungary in terms of visitors per year (over 200,000 each summer alone). Siofok is well-known for its extensive coastline, with 11 miles of beaches stretching to the north and south of town. Siofok Beach, the city`s main beach, is the most popular beach in Hungary. Siofok is home to clusters of hundreds of bars, nightclubs and restaurants, making the vacation destination one of the country`s most exciting nightlife hubs. Many Hungarian celebrities own homes in Siofok, and the city is one of the richest areas of Hungary.