Styria, a popular skiing and wine region, is the second largest of Austria's provinces, with its southern border running along that of Lower Styria in Slovenia. Booking a villa in Styria provides you with a wonderful setting for holidays in both the winter and the summer season, whether you're want to relax with a glass of Austrian wine in the comfort of your holiday home or get active and jump straight into the winter sports on offer in the region.
Get your skis on during your stay in a chalet in Styria
Though the region is known as the 'Green Heart' of Austria, Styria is of course a well known spot for winter sports enthusiasts as well, with Alpine ski resorts in the Schladming-Dachstein area being popular amongst tourists and locals alike, whether you're a beginner or a keen cross-country skier. If, however, you're planning a holiday here in the summer months, then be sure to take advantage of the beautiful natural landscape at your disposal from your villa in Styria and go for a walk in Pernegg an der Mur. This town is a popular location for active holiday makers looking to hike or bike through the Austrian countryside – you'll be sure to enjoy a beautiful view of the mountains and meadows that surround this area.
Discover the culture and history of Styria's capital
Styria's capital, Graz, is also worth visiting during your stay in a chalet in Styria, particularly if you'd like to get away from the active side of your holiday for a bit and just immerse yourself in the culture of the region. As a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this old town of city is a cultural metropolis filled with stunning architecture and wonderful museums. Some sights worth seeing during your stay in a villa in Styria include Schoßberg (literally translated as 'castle mountain' due to the fortress that lies on this hill), the famous clock tower known for its long hand indicating the hour rather than minute of the time, and the Landeszeughaus - the world's largest historic armoury.
Enjoy a glass of local wine in your chalet in Styria
Styria is home to some of Austria’s best wine and with the southern part of the region often referred to as 'Styrian Tuscany'. Wine culture remains deeply embedded in Styrian society and wine aficionados will definitely feel at home during their stay in a villa in Styria, with vineyard tours and bottles of Sauvignon Blanc a popular attraction amongst tourists to the region. If you're looking for some stronger wines during your stay in Austria, then why not travel to Lower Austria for a taste of the alcohol-rich Weißburgunder or Spätrot-Rotgipfler.