The area known as West Styria is a part of the state of Syria, in the south-east of Austria. This is not an officially recognised geographical area, rather just a way of dividing Styria state in two - with this area lying west of the capital city of the state, Graz. The area of West Styria occupies the very centre of Austria and is therefore an ideal place to stay if you are keen to visit other popular destinations within the country. Self catering accommodation in West Styria is always a good way of going about things as all properties are guaranteed to come at a high standard of comfort and luxurious amenities.
You will find that holidays in West Styria can be taken at any time of the year and this is down to the fact that there is always something for you to do in this part of Austria. During the summer, you might like to think about swimming, canoeing, fishing, horse riding, cycling and mountain biking, golf and hiking. If you are an avid winter sports enthusiast, the good news is that your self catering accommodation in West Styria will be situated within easy reach of a number of excellent skiing resorts. You might also want to try your hand at snowboarding, ice skating and tobogganing.
The main city that everyone wants to head to, on their holidays in West Styria, is the capital of Graz. This is actually one of the largest cities in the whole of Austria and therefore boasts a good number of popular tourist attractions. These include the historic Altstadt von Graz, Schloss Eggenberg, Kunsthaus Graz, The Mausoleum of Emperor Ferdinand II, plus a whole host of other interesting and historic architectural attractions. If you want to explore further afield, some of the suggestions include travelling to Salzburg; the capital of Austria, Vienna; plus the cities of Maribor and Ljubljana, in Slovenia, are only a short drive south of West Styria.
Visitors on their holidays to West Styria can expect to experience a typical continental climate. This means that there will be well-defined seasons in this part of the world: with warm and sunny summers and colder and snowy winters. Average temperatures in the summer should reach the mid-twenties degrees Celsius. In the winter, daily highs will more likely be just a few degrees above freezing.
There is an airport at Graz, but unfortunately this facility does not offer services to the UK beyond November 2012. Therefore, the best airport for travel to your self catering accommodation in West Styria will be Vienna International (VIE). Easyjet fly here from London Gatwick (LGW); British Airways from London Heathrow (LHR); and Austrian Airlines from both Bristol (BRS) and London Heathrow (LHR). You could then arrange to collect a hired car from the airport for your onward drive to West Styria.