Pécs is a must if you decide to go to Hungary. It is the fifth largest city in the country and it is a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Despite not being too big, it was the old gate of the Balkans and a gateway for all these civilizations that were transforming over the centuries. Blessed with a mild climate, an illustrious past and a number of fine museums and monuments, Pécs is one of the most pleasant and interesting cities to visit in Hungary with a handful of universities, the nearby Mecsek Hills and a lively nightlife. Lying equidistant from the Danube to the east and the Dráva to the south on a plain sheltered from the northern winds by the Mecsek Hills, Pécs enjoys a microclimate that lengthens the summer and is ideal for viticulture and fruit production, especially almonds.