Climate

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The climate in Turkey differs depending on which region you’re visiting, though in general spring and fall are the most comfortable times to visit. Coastal Turkey enjoys a relatively mild, fairly warm Mediterranean climate.

Places like Istanbul and Antalya get hot and sticky in July and August, and can be uncomfortable despite respite offered by any sea. Winters along the coast are moderate, and you’ll probably only need a light jacket for mornings and evenings.

The farther inland (and higher into the mountains) you venture, the more extreme the weather, especially in winter. Note that many mountain roads become impassable due to snow fall. The Black Sea region can be quite rainy, though the temperatures here are also fairly moderate.