Many people who plan to visit Turkey wonder about the type of clothing they are supposed to wear. Turkey is a secure country where every people is free to wear any clothing he or she wants. Nevertheless, you need to be well prepared not to offend anyone by the clothes you wear. You will find that there are different mindsets and cultures. Some neighborhoods and regions are liberal, while others are more conservative. Because of this culture, there are different fashions and styles when it comes to clothing that they wear. Here is what I should wear in Turkey.
During summer season
Turkey is a massive country that has a diverse climate. If you’re traveling during the summer season, in June and September, expect to find the weather being hot anywhere for around 30 to 40 degrees Celsius. T-shirts, shorts, tank tops, dresses, hats, and skirts are all suitable during hot weather. Breathable clothing or cool cotton and hat can make your day out exploring more comfortable.
During winter season
There is a time when the weather is quite cold in Turkey which is mostly between December and March. This period is very cold with the temperatures going to around 3 to 11 degrees Celsius or even going down to below the freezing point. You will also find that this is not common to places like Istanbul, Cappadocia, and Ankara. During this season you are supposed to come with your heavy winter jacket to be prepared for cold wind and air.
If you have a holiday at the resort or the seaside town like Bodrum, Fethiye, Izmir or Antalya, you will not be concerned about dressing modestly because these places are liberal particularly during the peak season in the summer season. Short dresses, shorts, skirts, bikinis, tank tops, swimsuits, flip-flops, and sandals, are the necessary clothing. Beachwear is most common to those people who are on the beach. When you are coming from the beach with your swimwear, you are supposed to cover yourself before you enter any restaurant or bar. Take care of the skin by wearing protective sunscreen which will help you not be burnt by the sun.
When going to the mosques
The beautiful mosques in Turkey are open to every visitor, both Muslim and non-Muslim. Every visitor is supposed to remove his/her shoes before stepping to the carpet of the mosque. This is because Muslim worshipers normally kneel and touch the foreheads to a carpet, therefore it is important to keep it clean. Because a mosque is a place of worship, you’re supposed to wear modest clothes with conservative clothing that doesn’t expose your skin.
In this article, we are going to talk about the best time of the year to visit Turkey.
Turkey has attractions all year round, but choosing the best time to travel to Turkey can make a big difference in the region you want to visit, any kind of tourism you want to do you should always be prepared for everything that could go wrong and should be prepared for that.
Spring and Fall: The Best Time to Travel to Turkey
We think that these are the best months to travel to Turkey. During March, April and May (Spring), and September, October, and November (Autumn), temperatures are pleasant and the probability of rain is not high.
In these periods you will find more attractive prices as they are not peak season periods. Also, you will find that most of the famous attractions have very little people or are empty. Without a bunch of tourists trying to get photos of the places and crowding the place, you can enjoy a more peaceful and pleasant trip without all that hassle.
Summer: Higher Prices and Full Cities
When you choose to spend your vacation in the countries of the northern hemisphere, the tendency is that the cities, beaches, hotels, and museums are much more crowded and expensive than usual. This season mainly includes the months of July and August.
If you plan to visit the beach regions, although they are staked with people, there is no better season than this. However, as we said before, be prepared to find crowded beaches and probably a lot of headaches that come from overcrowded places. Taking all these factors into consideration, we think that going there at this time of the year is not a very good solution.
But if you really want to go to the beach regions, September still has very good temperatures and better prices than July and August. Although you will not experience the peak of the summer heat, around September the temperatures are still high and you can fully enjoy the beach.
Winter: very cold with a chance of snow
If you choose to visit Turkey in the winter be prepared to endure very cold weather, you could also see snow in some Turkish cities. Winter, which runs from December to February, can also reach negative temperatures in some of its cities, so be wary of that when choosing the date for your vacation.
In Istanbul, for example, the temperature can reach close to 0 degrees Celsius.
If you want to go ther in the winter, visit Icmeler and Cappadocia it is a place that is particularly beautiful during winter. Some people say this is one of the most beautiful times to go ballooning in Cappadocia because the hills are all white and covered with snow! However, balloon rides may be more easily canceled due to bad weather.
Down below I will be leaving you a link to a video that can help you understand what is the best time to visit Turkey.