Swimming in the sunny south of Carinthia
The crystal-clear, turquoise water of the lake that reflects the impressive Karawanken Mountains adds a touch of the Caribbean to Carinthia. Lake Faak reaches temperatures of up to 27 ° Celsius in the summer, thus attracting even those who wouldn’t sually swim in mountain lakes. With some 300 days of sunshine a year there are innumerable opportunities to go sailing or surfing. The ‘Kajak-Center Faaker See‘ offers even more variety in terms of water sports, such as rafting and canoe tours, as well as stand-up paddling lessons. The mild climate and the varied terrain for walking, hiking and climbing make Carinthia a top destination for outdoor enthusiasts. In addition, the Province is home to several golf courses set amid the stunning Carinthian countryside. Every year in September the snug town of Faak am See attracts thousands of Harley enthusiasts for the annual Bike Week. Those who are rather into fashion, art and crafts will enjoy shopping in nearby Villach.