The Villach-Warmbad/Lake Faak/Lake Ossiach areas are all situated within the Carinthia region, of southern Austria. All of these settlements are close together and are particularly popular tourist destinations. This is mainly due to the fact that this part of Carinthia is reputed to be extremely picturesque and the perfectly idyllic setting in which to enjoy a holiday. The self catering chalets in these areas will come equipped with all the modern conveniences you would expect from a first class hotel.
You will find that this part of Austria really is breathtakingly beautiful: with large lakes in the foreground and impressive mountains as a stunning backdrop. This is perfect scenery for people that are keen on photography and painting - you will never run out of subjects in which to capture. The lakes in this area really do spring to life in the Summer, when it is possible to indulge in sailing and even water-skiing. Other popular activities include swimming, fishing, nature walking, cycling, horse riding and there are golf courses in this part of the world if you are keen to attempt to improve your handicap whilst on holidays in the Villach-Warmbad/Lake Faak/Lake Ossiach areas.
Whilst enjoying your holidays within the Carinthian Lakes area, you can rest assured that there are plenty of places for you to visit. Both lakes (Faak and Ossiach) have a number of quaint Austrian settlements and attractions in their own rights to be discovered. The second largest town in Carinthia - Villach - is a definite ‘must see’ and there are a number of tourist attractions here to fill a full day for you. The Town Museum (Stadtmuseum) will provide you with a deeper understanding of the long history of this town and of Carinthian culture in general. Try to visit the Hauptplatz (Main Square) to glimpse some of the spectacular architecture of the town and the Folklore Festival is extremely popular in this town, as it is in many other Austrian cities.
By booking accommodation in the Villach-Warmbad/Lake Faak/Lake Ossiach areas, you can expect to enjoy a typical continental climate. Summers will be very warm indeed, in fact, expect temperatures to reach the mid-twenties degrees Celsius on most days. It is a different story altogether during the Winter, with temperatures struggling to get much above freezing. However, this actually adds to the Winter wonderland landscape that makes the area so beautiful. Most of the rainfall will occur during the Summer months in the form of sharp thunderstorms.
You have a choice of two airports for your holidays in the Villach-Warmbad/Lake Faak/Lake Ossiach areas, Austria. Klagenfurt (KLU) is actually the closest to the self catering accommodation in the area; with Graz (GRZ) being within a comfortably short drive, too. Both airports have exactly the same service: a Ryanair flight which departs from London Stansted (STN).