When to Go

Advertisement

When to Go

The ideal months on the Turquoise Coast are May and June and September and October. Summers can be hot and humid, especially in July and August; that's also when beaches tend to be busiest and waterfront discos pump out their most egregious levels of noise. Alanya and Side—which stay warmest longest—are best visited before or after the high season, when charter tourists are least likely to be about.

Along the Lycian coast, expect thunderstorms after late October and an average 12 days of rain per month in December and January; otherwise, while not swimsuit weather, it can be sunny enough for T-shirts. Snow graces mountain peaks well into May, a magnificent sight from Antalya and Fethiye. Although not a winter sun destination, it rarely drops below freezing on the coast. Some hotels stay open between mid-December and March, often with limited facilities.

More Travel Tips

Advertisement

Trip Finder
Store
Guidebooks

Fodor's Turkey

View Details
Travel Deals
Forums