Turkey has a pleasant climate all year round, but the best time to visit Turkey is up to you. In particular, spring is a great month to visit if you are visiting Turkey to invest in Turkish property. There are various regional weather and climatic regions in Turkey. In English, you can receive current weather forecasts from the Turkish State Meteorological Service.
Spring in Turkey
Spring (March through mid-June) is excellent since the atmosphere is mild and the days are long. (April may be rainy) This is Istanbul and Cappadocia’s high season, with many boutique hotels fully booked and prices at their peak. For Aegean and Mediterranean beach resorts, however, it’s the off-season.
Autumn in Turkey
With generally mild weather, autumn (mid-September through October) is second best, but the days are shorter, and rain will begin again in October. This, too, is Istanbul and Cappadocia’s high season, with several luxury hotels heavily booked at their peak rates. The water is still warm at the beach resorts, the crowds are smaller, and the prices are lower.
Summer in Turkey
In five of Turkey’s seven distinct climate regions, summer (mid-June through mid-September) is sunny but typically rainless and cool inland in the evenings. Seaside resorts are busy, and prices are highest, but the towns are less busy, with smaller crowds and shorter sightseeing lines. Istanbul is a bargain. Cappadocia is also cheaper.
Winter in Turkey
Winter (November through February) can be cold and snowy, with cold yet sunny days sometimes, anywhere except for the southeast, which stays temperate. Still, the consolation is lower prices and fewer visitors. In March and November, flights to Turkey benefit from cheaper costs, improved hotel room availability, and smaller crowds.
Where to visit in Turkey
Is a vast modern city with a small, charming historic core, a good museum of archeology, long sunny beaches east and west, the busiest airport on the Turquoise Coast, good hotels, plenty to see and do, and dramatic views of the sea and mountains.
The Roman harbor is surrounded by the historic centre, named Kaleiçi. Many buildings here date from the Ottoman period, a few from Roman times, and some were restored as apartments, luxury hotels, pensions, and restaurants.
Antalya Konyaaltı Plajı, a long strip of rough sand and pebbles running west for many kilometres, is the prime beach of Antalya. Along Lara Plajı to the east, the sand is much smoother. Other beaches are further east at Side and Alanya, south at Kemer, Phaselis, and Olimpos.
Is the famous resort and yacht port of Bodrum, on the peninsula of Bodrum. It sits to the south of the Aegean coast of Turkey; and here are the ruins of the original Mausoleum, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, as well as the high Castle of St Peter, a fortress of the Crusaders that now serves as the world’s foremost Underwater Archeology Museum.
The city’s beaches are small, and the water is not especially appealing, but there are other nearby beaches and towns. In fact, in different cities around the Bodrum peninsula, many people choose to make their base. Bodrum is also renowned for its avid nightlife. You’ll love Bodrum if you want to stay up late at noisy discos and clubs.
One of the most prominent oracles in the ancient world, was the Temple of Apollo at Didyma, comparable in significance to the oracular temple Delphi in Greece.
It is the southernmost of the three ancient sites you can visit on a day trip from Selçuk (Ephesus) or Kuşadasi (Priene, Miletus, and Didyma). The temple has been here since very early times, but in 494 BC, Cyrus of Persia demolished the older building. Soon after, work began on the new spectacular building. With a forest of 120 giant columns on the front porch, the enormous white-marble temple is magnificent. Temple priests received petitioners at the back of the porch in a large portal to accept inquiries about the oracle and offer oracular poems.