Best Time to Visit Turkish Riviera

Beach at Belek, Antalya, Turkey (Alex Kulikov)  CC BY
On this page, you will find information about the climate and the best time to visit Turkish Riviera. We created climate tables and charts for the locations of Belek und Antalya. These contain details about temperatures, precipitation and more.

Furthermore, we analyzed all climate data and provide a recommendation about which months are best to visit Turkish Riviera for your holiday.

Climate Overview

Thermometer Symbol 6 °C to 34 °C
Waves Symbol 15 °C to 28 °C
Rainy Cloud Symbol 0.049.37 in (0 – 11 Days of Rain)
Average Annual Temperature is between 18.7 °C (Antalya) and 18.7 °C (Belek)
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General and geographical location

The Turkish Riviera is a popular holiday region in southern Turkey and stretches over 140 miles along the Mediterranean coast.

At the foot of the imposing Taurus Mountains, the sun-drenched Turkish Riviera (with over 3000 hours of sunshine per year) has an exceptionally mild climate. The area runs from Kemer to Cape Anamur and unites some of Turkey’s most beautiful beaches and seaside resorts.

Just north of Kemer lies Antalya, the capital of the region, which is also home to the International Airport. The holiday resorts of Belek, Side, Beldibi, Manavgat and Alanya line up like a string of pearls to the east.

Surrounded by scenic beauty and a unique natural backdrop, top-class hotel resorts are usually located directly on the long beaches and offer direct access to the turquoise shimmering bays of the Turkish Riviera.

With its many well-preserved treasures from antiquity, the region is equally popular with bathing holidaymakers and those interested in culture.

Climate on the Turkish Riviera

Voyage Sorgun Beach (Omer Unlu)  CC BY The Turkish Riviera around the holiday resorts Side, Belek or Alanya has a very mild, subtropical climate. This is characterized by hot summer months and very mild winters. Side and the places in the centre of the Turkish south coast are usually even warmer than Alanya on the eastern and Antalya on the western flank.

By May at the latest, the thermometer will reach values above 25 °C every day and will break through temperatures of 30 °C several times a month. From June to September there are constant average values above 30 °C, on particularly hot days it is also possible to reach 40 °C in high summer.

The summer on the Turkish Riviera is extremely dry, there is almost no rain at all. From October it will then become significantly wetter, in winter the day temperatures will remain mild at 15 °C to 17 °C. However, there are heavy showers, especially in December, January and February.

Best Time to Visit Turkish Riviera: Overview

JanuaryJan
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up to 9.37 in of rainof rain
FebruaryFeb
Wet WinterWet Winter
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MarchMar
TemperaturesTemp. up to 18 °C
Water max. 16.1 °C
AprilApr
TemperaturesTemp. up to 21 °C
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When to travel to the Turkish Riviera?


The Turkish South Coast has long become a popular year-round destination, as many resorts also offer wellness offers, indoor pools and very reasonable prices in winter. The Mediterranean is even warmer than the air on most winter days with around 18 °C and theoretically still suitable for swimming.

However, the best time to visit the Turkish Riviera is from the beginning of May to mid-October. Here real summer weather with high temperatures and 11 to 12 hours of sunshine per day lures. Those who want to avoid the heat will find a good compromise in the fringe months of May and October.

Best Time to Visit the Regions

Find the best time to visit the regions (Turkish Riviera) in the following overview.

LocationBest Time to Travel
BelekMay, June, July, August, September, and October
AntalyaMay, June, July, August, September, and October

Climate Charts Turkish Riviera

In the following, you will find climate charts for the regions.

Furthermore, there are some charts you can use for quick comparison of climate between the regions.

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Belek

Climate Chart Belek
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Antalya

Climate Chart Antalya
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Water Temperatures

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Source of Data: German Weather Service (Offenbach) and Wikipedia

Climate Tables Turkish Riviera

In the following, you will find some climate tables for Turkish Riviera, containing information about Temperatures, Precipitation, Water Temperatures, and Hours of Sunshine.
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Temperatures, Precipitation, Sunshine in Belek (Turkish Riviera)

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Day Temperature15°15°18°21°25°31°34°34°31°26°21°16°
Night Temperature11°15°19°22°22°19°15°11°
Water Temperature18°16°16°17°21°22°26°28°27°24°21°18°
Precipitation (inch)9.027.564.372.011.020.280.120.040.432.686.148.98
Rainy days101085310014711
Hours of Sunshine56781012121210875
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Temperatures
The annual average temperature in Belek is 18.7 °C.

For comparison: London 11 °C, NYC 12 °C, LA 17.9 °C

Warmest month: July (28.2 °C)
Coldest month: January (10.6 °C)

The maximum water temperature in Belek is 28 °C. You can take a bath at these temperatures.

Months with water temperature of at least 17 °C (Limited bathing is possible):
all except February, and March

Months with water temperature of at least 21 °C (adequate for beach vacation):
May, June, July, August, September, October, and November

Precipitation
Overall annual precipitation: 42.64 inch on 60 rainy days

For comparison: London 24.06 in, NYC 41.57 in, LA 12.01 in

Rainy season (months with more than 6.9 in of precipitation): January, February, and December
Overall precipitation in the rainy season: 25.55 in

You cannot expect snow in any month in Belek.

Sunshine
As our climate table shows, July is the sunniest month with an average of 12.2 hours of sunshine per day. Over the year, there are 8.5 hours of sunshine per day on average. For comparison: London has 4.1, NYC has 7 and LA has 8.9 hours of sunshine per day on average.

Temperatures, Precipitation, Sunshine in Antalya (Turkish Riviera)

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Day Temperature15°15°18°21°25°30°34°34°31°26°21°17°
Night Temperature11°15°19°22°22°19°15°11°
Water Temperature18°16°15°17°21°22°26°28°27°24°21°18°
Precipitation (inch)9.377.524.021.891.10.350.20.080.512.765.918.78
Rainy days101075311014610
Hours of Sunshine56781012121210875
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Temperatures
The annual average temperature in Antalya is 18.7 °C.

Warmest month: July (28 °C)
Coldest month: January (10.5 °C)

The maximum water temperature in Antalya is 28 °C. You can take a bath at these temperatures.

Months with water temperature of at least 17 °C (Limited bathing is possible):
all except February, and March

Months with water temperature of at least 21 °C (adequate for beach vacation):
May, June, July, August, September, October, and November

Precipitation
Overall annual precipitation: 42.48 inch on 58 rainy days

Rainy season (months with more than 6.9 in of precipitation): January, February, and December
Overall precipitation in the rainy season: 25.67 in

You cannot expect snow in any month in Antalya.

Sunshine
As our climate table shows, July is the sunniest month with an average of 12.1 hours of sunshine per day. Over the year, there are 8.4 hours of sunshine per day on average.

Popular Activities

More attractions

Full-Day Turkish Coast Yacht Cruise | Belek: Traditional Turkish Bath Experience with Massage | Aqualand Antalya Day Excursion with Dolphin Show and Lunch | Antalya: Perge, Side, Aspendos & Kursunlu Waterfalls Tour | Antalya City Tour and Duden Waterfalls Visit with Boat Trip | Antalya Quad Safari Experience | Düden and Kur?unlu Waterfalls and Antalya Old Town Tour |

Current Weather and Forecast

Current Weather in Belek
light intensity shower rain     light intensity shower rain, 13 °C
Clouds: 75 %       Wind: 4 mph NW
Air Pressure: 1022 hPa       Humidity: 82 %
Last updated: 18th Nov 2018, 04:50 am
The next days …
18th Nov 201819th Nov 201820th Nov 201821st Nov 201822nd Nov 201823rd Nov 2018
light rain17 °C to 19 °Clight rain19 °C to 21 °Cbroken clouds20 °C to 21 °Cmoderate rain13 °C to 16 °Clight rain9 °C to 17 °Clight rain10 °C to 16 °C
17 °C to 19 °C19 °C to 21 °C20 °C to 21 °C13 °C to 16 °C9 °C to 17 °C10 °C to 16 °C
Clouds: 92 %Clouds: 100 %Clouds: 56 %Clouds: 100 %Clouds: 19 %Clouds: 49 %
0.03 in of rainNo PrecipitationNo Precipitation0.41 in of rain0.04 in of rain0.01 in of rain
Weather information provided by OpenWeatherMap. (CC BY-SA)
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Turkey: Regions

Turkish Riviera is part of the holiday destination Turkey. We analyzed the climate for additional regions, in order to provide you with information about the best time to visit and the expected holiday weather:

Turkish Riviera: Experiences of our Visitors

There are 7 reviews for Turkish Riviera holiday already. Average rating is 5 of 5 stars.
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    Ralph-Michael, 60 years old was there in April

    Perfect! Lots of sun and very pleasant wind! Apparently we brought the sun because it’s
    there was almost too much sun up to 32 degrees in the shade from the beginning. But the clouds afterwards were perfect 🙂

    Weather Rating: 5 stars – Excellent

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    Volker, 67 years old was there in October

    For mid-October it was very pleasant days. Much sun, early slightly refreshing up to 10°°° very good (~up to 25°). At noon partly in the sun over 40°. In the evening pleasant, if necessary a sweater. Water always 25° or higher! We will be on holiday again in October 2018 from 11-22.10. in Side. Highly recommended during this period.

    Weather Rating: 5 stars – Excellent

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    Ernst, 78 years old was there in November

    From 8-18.11.2017 super weather 24 degrees.next year again in any case.

    Weather Rating: 5 stars – Excellent

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    yasmine, 60 years old was there in September

    super I can only recommend coming back next year it was great weather every day

    Weather Rating: 5 stars – Excellent

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    Karin , 49 years old was there in September

    Daily sun u ca 30°.
    Sea absolutely suitable for swimming, not too warm (as in August) and not too cold

    Weather Rating: 5 stars – Excellent

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    Ina, 53 years old was there in September

    We were from 11. to 18.09.2017 in Side. The sea had temperatures around 26°, in the day in the sun between 36 and 40°, in the shade around 32°, in the evening still 27 to 28°. Ideal time for a beach holiday. Pleasant to sit outside in the evening.

    Weather Rating: 5 stars – Excellent

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    Michael, 59 years old was there in September

    Flying for 5 years every time in early or mid-September and have never been disappointed. Whether Side, Belek or Antalya we always experience a nice holiday and can only recommend this travel time after the summer holidays to others.

    Weather Rating: 5 stars – Excellent

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