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When to Visit Antalya

One of the most beautiful things about Antalya is how the people have incorporated the ancient and modern. Creating your vacation itinerary can be challenging, as there are so many things to see and do. Here are some of the best things to do in Antalya.  


Visiting Antalya during spring is one of the best times of the year to go. The weather is mild, as it has warmed up from the winter months but hasn’t reached summer's hottest temperatures. It is also considered the shoulder season for tourism. So, the crowds are light, and many of the seasonal attractions and activities are open. However, the water is a bit cool still, so if you are looking for peak beach weather, you may want to wait until summer. Daily temperatures during spring are in the comfortable 70s, while the water is in the mid-60s to low 70s.  

If visiting Antalya during the spring, visit the Yivli Minaret Mosque. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is famous for its 38-meter high fluted minaret.  


If you are looking for plenty of sun and things to do, visit Antalya during the summer. Temperatures are at their peak in the mid-80s. Water temperatures are also at their peak in the mid-80s. Crowds are also at their peak in June, July, and August. Summer is hot and humid, with very few rainy days.   

If you are looking to embrace the heat, visit Lara Beach or the Duden waterfalls. Or you can escape the heat by taking a day trip to the Karain Cave. A can’t-miss event during the summer is the Sand Festival which runs from May through October. It is the largest sand festival in the world, with stunning LED-lit sculptures.  


If you are looking for a bit of everything, fall is a perfect time to visit Antalya. The weather and water are still warm, so there is plenty of opportunity to head to the beach. The tourist season is starting to slow down, so the crowds are lighter. The slightly cooler and less humid daytime temperatures open up the possibilities for outdoor activities. So, venture out to the beach, the ancient ruins, or walk around the local market.  

If you visit during September, the Antalya Festival is worth seeing for a taste of local culture. There is also the Antalya Jazz Festival in September that attracts musicians from all over the world. Then the Antalya Guitar Festival in November is a can’t-miss event.  


If you are looking for a place rich in culture and aren’t interested in the beach, Antalya has plenty to offer during the winter months. The temperatures are in the cool 60s, which is mild by most of the world’s standards. However, water temperatures are also in the 60s, which is a bit brisk.   

Explore the cultural side of Antalya by visiting the ancient city of Termessos or taking a day trip to Perge. There is also the Antalya Archaeological Museum and the world-famous aquarium with its 130+ meter glass tunnel. 

The beautiful year-round temperature of Antalya makes it an ideal vacation destination. The hot and humid summer is perfect for soaking up the sun and swimming in the warm Mediterranean waters. In contrast, the winters are the perfect mild escape from harsher winters elsewhere.