Rye Island - Kukkonia

Welcome to Rye Island. The largest river island in Europe. Even in historical times, a number of folk tales arose that this island was once inhabited by miraculous creatures and fairies therefore call it the Garden of Fairies, the Golden Garden and also Kukkonia. Rye Island, lies in the gentle arms of the majestic Danube. And it is the Danube that connects this place, making it what it is and us as we are. The charm of Rye Island is its diversity and its center, the heart of everything, is nature. Water above all. We invite you to discover the secrets and mysteries of our ancient heritage. Here, everything is interconnected - present and past. Discover and hurry up!



Why are the meals of Kukkonia so famous? Because they are made from good ingredients. Everyting is local, everything is from home, everything is made from the basic ingredients of Rye island. This is the secret of the traditional local gastronomy.

The best places to stay

The list of top hotels and guesthouses in the region reccomended by Kukkonia. The best hotel in Slovakia - Hotel Amade Château is also situated in Rye Island (awarded by TREND - TOP HOTEL).

About Kukkónia

In historical documents we mostly encounter the Hungarian name of the island “Csallóköz” written in different forms. Some romantic explanations of the name exist in the folklore. One story tells of how Great Rye Island was also called “Kukkónia”. Legend has it that this folk name originated in the times of the Tatar invasion. The legend tells that the word “kukk” originates from the croak of a native frog, the fire-bellied toad (Bombina bombina), which the hiding folk imitated (kukk-koh), in order to communicate with each other, informing the others of their whereabouts or of the enemy’s approach.