The area of Lake Millstätt is situated in the south of Austria, in a region known as Carinthia. Your holiday in Lake Millstätt will be spent in an extremely picturesque part of Europe, surrounded by mountain views and deep and lush meadows; conveniently close to the borders with two other countries: Italy and Slovenia, if you are keen to discover even more on your trip away. The self catering accommodation in this part of the world will most likely come in the form of an Alpine chalet, although perhaps a comfortable and well-equipped apartment may be feasible in the centre of any towns and villages around Lake Millstätt.
You really will find that you are spoilt for choice when it comes to the activities to participate in on your holidays in Lake Millstätt. This is actually a large lake and there are a number of water sports to get involved in. These include the likes of sailing and jet skiing. You may find that the water in the lake is a little bit too cold for swimming, therefore, you will need to find proper swimming pools for such an activity. The self catering accommodation in Lake Millstätt will be close to some of the highest mountains in Austria, including Grossglockner, and there are a number of well-equipped skiing resorts located close to the area. During the Summer months, gorgeous walks through the mountains will provide you with ample opportunity to spot the indigenous species of flora and fauna.
There are a good number of places to visit in this part of southern Austria and this includes the cities of Graz and Klagenfurt which are both no more than a couple of hours’ drive away from Lake Millstätt. If you head due south of your self catering chalet in Lake Millstätt, you will reach the Italian border in about half an hour. If you are keen on a day trip that is just slightly farther afield, why not visit the cities of Udine and Trieste. The latter is the farthest away, but still within a three hour drive. Heading south-east of Lake Millstätt will bring you to the new country of Slovenia. The national capital of Ljubljana is only around a two hour drive away and is worth the journey for its fascinating architecture once you get there.
You can expect to experience a typical continental climate on your holidays in Lake Millstätt. This will mean that the seasons are closer to what they should be: Winters are cold and often snowy, while Summers are warm. The average temperature between December and February will hover very close to freezing point, and from July to August, the average temperature will be above 25 degrees Celsius. Unusually, the main Summer months tend to be the wettest in this part of Europe, however, much of this precipitation will fall during thunderstorms at this time of the year.
The nearest airport for you holidays in Lake Millstätt will be around an hour’s drive away in Klagenfurt (KLU). This airport has a direct service to and from the UK with Ryanair which operates a flight to London Stansted (STN). Graz Airport (GRZ) is the next closest (around 2 hours’ drive away) but offers nothing better than Klagenfurt, with the same airline offering another flight from Stansted.