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A Complete Guide to Turkey’s Weather

Holidays are a great time to relax with family and friends and of course create everlasting memories, and Turkey has been doing this for many years now. In fact it is one of our top-selling destinations.

Turkey has long been an affordable destination and offers great value for money whether you are Self Catering and eating out or bargain hunting in the many shops and markets.

It also offers some great value All Inclusive hotels, or if you prefer something offering a little more luxurious Turkey also has some fabulous upmarket properties.

What is the weather like in Turkey?

Resorts such as Marmaris, Icmeler and Olu Deniz in the Dalaman region, also known as the Turquoise Coast, generally open for the summer in April and close down for winter in October. This is similar for Aegean Resorts such as Bodrum and Gumbet, although some tour operators do offer limited flights in the winter months.

However, along the Mediterranean Coast resorts such as Alanya, Side and Belek stay open year-round and can be a great alternative to some of the more costly winter destinations. With cheap sun on offer, it’s also a great way to escape the crowds  jetting off to typical winter destinations and to take in some sightseeing too.

Let’s take a look at the month-by-month average guide to the weather in Turkey.

River rafting Alanya,Turkey

Turkey has hundreds of rivers that provide great opportunities to try a bit of river rafting.

Greek ampi, Side

Step back in time and take a wander around the ancient amphitheatre in Side.

Kursunlu Waterfalls

Pick your spot and relax against the beautiful back drop of Kursunla Waterfalls, only 15km form Alanya.

Olu Deniz

Take time to unwind on the most photographed beach in Turkey in Olu Deniz.

Dalyan River

Take a cruise on the maze-like river Dalyan, taking in the rock tombs and finishing off with a mud bath.


Castle of st peter, Bodrum

Constructed by the Knights of Rhodes, Bodrum Castle is home to the Museum of Underwater Archaeology.


Pamukkale, home to the beautiful natural hot springs, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Marmaris marina

Take a peek at all of the beautiful boats and yachts in Marmaris marina.

Rhodes Town

Hop on a boat over to Rhodes and take in the sites of historic Rhodes Town.


The ancient city of Ephesus is located around 20km from Kusadasi and is worth a visit if you love all things archaeological.

Golf Belek

If golf is your guilty pleasure, Belek has some fantastic golf courses.

Perge Antalya

The ancient city of Perge goes back as far as 100BC and is close to Antalya. It plays host to a wealth of archaeological ruins.

Whatever the weather is like in Turkey one things for sure – you will always find plenty of things to do.