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What is the best time to travel to Turkey

Whether you are looking for a beach holiday or a sporty adventure, weather and temperatures can affect the activities that you want to do. Knowing the best time to visit for your holiday will ensure that you can enjoy the type of holiday that you choose.

What are the hottest months in Turkey?

The summer months between June and September are extremely warm, with highs of 35 degrees. If you are looking for a relaxing beach holiday, this is the perfect time to soak up the sun and enjoy the beach. Additionally, many hotels close during the winter and so the best time to visit is in the hottest months.

When is the cheapest time to go to Turkey?

The cheapest time to visit Turkey is during their off-peak time during the winter. However, most attractions will be closed during the winter and so, although it is cheap to visit, you will not be able to enjoy the full range of resorts and activities on offer.

Instead, you should visit in early spring, April to May, as flights are still cheap and you can make the best of the start of the warm temperatures. It's also a good idea to factor in the cost of appropriate travel insurance for Turkey when budgeting as this will cover you in the event of medical emergencies.

Are there any special events that happen throughout the year?

Camel Wrestling Festival: This January festival brightens up the winter months in the Aegean region. This colourful camel wrestling festivalcentres on two camels who wrestle, or chase each other, over a female on heat.

Istanbul Music Festival: Unlike music festivals in the UK, the Istanbul Music Festival in July features classical and traditional Turkish music, opera and ballet and is one of the city's longest running events.

Kas Lycia Festival: This festival June takes place in the town of Kas. It showcases Turkish history by ballet and art exhibitions, as well as traditional folk dances.

Whether you want to scuba dive or visit the festivals, there is a range of activities to do whatever the weather. These helpful tips will ensure that you get the most from your holiday by visiting at the right time for your preferred activities.

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