PREPARATION FOR YOUR TRIP
 

TRIP PREPARATION - INFORMATION

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WHEN TO GO

Marmara, Aegean, and Mediterranean coasts: These coasts have a typical Mediterranean climate with hot summers and mild winters. The swimming season becomes shorter the further north one goes: Marmara and North Aegean-June to September, South Aegean and Mediterranean, April to October.
Black Sea Coast: Warm summers, mild winters, and relatively high rainfall.
Central Anatolia : Steppe climate with hot, dry summers; cold winters.
Eastern Anatolia : Long snowy, cold winters with mild summers.
Southeast Anatolia : Hot summer with mild, rainy winters.

 

AVERAGE AIR AND WATER TEMPERATURES FOR MAJOR REGIONS IN CELCIUS

 

                     JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
Antalya
     Air   10  11  13  16  20  25  28  28  25  20  15  12
     Water 17  17  17  18  21  24  27  28  27  25  22  19
Izmir
     Air    9  10  11  16  20  25  28  27  23  18  15  10
     Water 11  11  12  15  20  24  26  26  24  21  17  13
Istanbul
     Air    5   6   7  12  16  21  23  23  20  16  12   8
     Water  9   7   8  11  15  20  23  23  21  17  14  11
Trabzon
     Air    6   6   7  11  15  20  22  22  19  15  12   9
     Water 10   9   9  10  14  20  24  25  24  20  16  13
Ankara
     Air   -0   1   5  11  16  20  23  23  18  13   8   2
Erzurum
     Air   -9  -7  -3   5  11  15  19  20  15   9   2  -5
Diyarbakir
     Air    2   2   8  14  19  26  31  31  25  17  10   4
 
WHAT TO TAKE:

a) Marmara, Aegean, and Mediterranean coasts: Light, cotton summer clothing, and cardigans for evening.
b) Black Sea, Central and Eastern Anatolia: Summer wear, warmer clothing should be taken for cool evenings at high altitudes.
c) Comfortable shoes are necessary for visiting archaeological and historical sites.
d) Sun hats and sunglasses are advisable the height of summer.
e) Headscarves should be taken by women for visiting mosques.

 


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