Golop village is located in Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén county, 45km northeast from Miskolc, in the valley firth of Szerencs stream, beside Somos hill. This tiny village has 700 inhabitants at the entrance of Zemplén mountains waiting for its Visitors with special harmony of silence and calm. Golop belongs to the historical wine area of Tokaj-Hegyalja, which has been the part of World Heritage since 2002.
Air is crystal clear here, location is great, wonderful mountain view can be seen from everywhere. It guarantees a relaxing holiday and wide excursion facilities to its Visitors.
The village was already mentioned in 1255 in IV. Béla’s gift deed. This time it belonged to the castle of Abaúj, and it had its own church in 1330. The settlement was ruined, burnt in Turkish times, and rebuilt afterwards. Present Golop consists of 2 parts: Upper-Golop, which belonged to Abaúj region till 1875 was united with Down-Golop
Sights of the village:
The castle was built in 1590 by Gáspár Golopi the region’s leader, in renaissance style, as mansion residence. It has almost a severe layout. After ownership of Golopi family it was owned by Ibrányi family, later Vay family.
This separate, long, one-stored building was built by Miklós Vay in 1820, in classical style.
The 2 castles are surrounded by a nice park, with old yew-, oak and sycamore trees are standing. In the park several curios kinds of plant and trees can be found.
Churches ( catholic and calvinist ) are worth visiting.
The former vulcano is 284 m high. You can reach the top of the hill by a comfortable tour, and from there, from Nagy-kő you can have the gorgeous view of Mád-Tállya wine area.
The name of the hill is likely derived of a plant spread on this hill, it is Cornel. It is a forest fuit, which can be eaten bluntly, or consumed as syrup, wine, or spirits.
You can find 2 other hills of Zemplén mountains in the neighbourhood, Sátor and Krakó. These hills were also vulcanos. A local legend says if the wooden cross on the top of Sátor hill is fallen out, the vulcano will erupt again.
Somos-hill’s and local hills’ slopes have excellent volcanic soil and these are used for grape plantations. Wines made of grapes have such high quality and value as Tokaji wines. Visitors can taste the following types at one of the cellars in Kossuth street.
furmint, hárslevelű, muskotályos, and the famous aszú.
It starts from the bottom of Somos-hill and ends in castle of Szerencs. It is cca 15-20 km long, and was used by horse-coaches in old times. It is waiting for excavations.
Sights in region:
-Szerencs: Rákóczi-castle, Sugar museum, Zemplén Museum / World’s third biggest collection of postcards
-Monok: Birth house of Kossuth , Kossuth statue, Monoky-castle
-Tállya: Lavotta-house, Vincellér (wine-dresser ) School, Rákóczi-cellar
-Mád: mineral collection, Synagogue
-Boldogkőváralja: Boldogkő castle, Folk house és Region historical Exhibition, Péchy-Zichy castle
- Regéc: castle,
-Vizsoly: Károlyi Bible
-Kőkapu: Károlyi castle of hunters, Forest railway
-Hollóháza: Porcelain Museum
-Kéked: Melczer castle
-Prügy: Móricz Zsigmond Memory house
-Tarcal: Rákóczi –cellar
-Tolcsva: Rákóczi-castle, Wine Museum
-Rátka: Kraut Folk house
- Telkibánya: Mining Museum
-Sárospatak: Rákóczi-castle, Reformer Library
-Sátoraljaújhely:Kazinczy Museum, Magas-hegyi chair lift, Szár-hegyi Kálvária
-Széphalom: Kazinczy Memory hall
-Tokaj: TV-tower, Tokaji Museum, Rákóczi-cellar ( Part of World heritage )
-Aggtelek: Baradla-cave (Part of World heritage ) Cave museum
-Miskolc: Miskolctapolca Cave bath, Diósgyőr Castle, Hermann Ottó Museum, Zoo
-Lillafüred: Hámori-lake, Szent István-drippstone cave, Anna-drippstone cave
Mountain tours, excursions ( Aranyos-valley, Somos-hill…etc. )
Wine tasting, wine tours
Fishing – Lake in Monok, Mining lake in Erdőbénye
Szerencs town swimming centre, Tokaj Tisza river beach, Sárospatak-Végardó bath, Tiszaújváros thermal bath, Miskolctapolca cave bath
Ship trip on Tisza and Bodrog river
Tokaj ski slope,
Bánkút ski slope,
Sátoraljaújhely /Magas-hegy ski slope
Kosice / Kavecany Ski Centrum ( 45 minutes drive )
KEMENCÉS Apartman house
Golop, Fő utca 21.
Tel: +36-30/ 9534-245 or +36-30/9559-924
Tel/Fax: +36-52/ 391-163
Kemencés Apartman house is waiting for Visitors with wonderful panoramic view!
Ambitiously furnished apartman house, with 2 rooms ( 4+2 persons, with spare bed ), bathroom, cable TV. Kitchen is fully equipped. Parking in garden ( can be closed ). Barbecue, grill, oven-baking facility, fire-place. Wine tasting in own cellar. Bicycles available. For rent all over the year.
Be our guest in Golop !
Road: Miskolc/ road 37, Bekecs-Monok-Golop
Railway: Miskolc- Szerencs -Golop