Kékes is Hungary's highest mountain, at 1,015 metres (3,330 ft) above sea level. It lies 12 kilometres (7.5 mi) northeast of Gyöngyös, in the Mátra range of Heves county. It is Hungary's third most popular tourist attraction, after Lake Balaton and the Danube, and has a number of hotels and skiing pistes. The Kekesteto TV Tower stands at the summit.
The name Kékes is derived from the mountain's often bluish colour. In Hungarian, the word kék means 'blue', while kékes means implicitly 'bluish'.