Szántód is located in the northern part of Somogy County in the southern shore of the Lake Balaton opposite to Tihany Peninsula.
It is called northern gate of Somogy County because of the ferry harbor in Szántód. The neighbor villages are Zamárdi in the east and Kőröshegy in the south and Balatonföldvár in the west. The settlement has been built up together with these villages. The ferry port is connected with a bicycle road to the great farm-building complex, called Szántódpuszta. It is an 18-19th century unmatched historic ensemble manor. The thirty original condition building retains the image of a 150-200 years old manor. Two more attraction can be found in Szántód. One of them is Saint Christopher the protective saint's sculpture and the Rév-csárda next to the Rév Hotel. On the wall of the restaurant hangs a bronze picture of Csokonai Vitéz Mihály a famous Hungarian poet.