All About Weather in Turkey
Invest in Turkey, the weather is wonderful!
I can give you one very good reason to start with as to why you should buy a property in Turkey; the weather in Turkey is glorious! The climate here on the coasts of the Aegean and Mediterranean has cool mild (with a little rain) winters and hot moderately dry summers and with over 300 days of sunshine, it’s fair to say the weather in Turkey is ideal for people who prefer warmer climes. Of course, that isn’t the only the reason, Turkey is a beautiful country with many stunning locations whether you opt for the Coast, countryside or city but it is a main factor as to why tourists, visitors and investors converge to Turkish shores in their millions each year. The weather in Turkey not only makes you feel better it gives a sense of well-being, taking a stroll in the sunshine and eating Al fresco is something you cannot do often in Western Europe the weather is just too unpredictable and that is why many visitors invest in property here once you have visited Turkey you never forget it!
Many buyers choose the coast as it’s the ultimate dream to have either a holiday home or permanent residence by the sea. The Aegean is a little cooler with a gentle breeze (the Mediterranean is more humid) therefore it tends to be popular more with families. Here you will find resorts such as Bodrum which is a gem of a town, sophisticated with a stunning marina and a fantastic selection of chic bars and restaurants and traditional villages can be found just 10 minutes away.
You will find the fabulous resorts of Antalya and Alanya on the Mediterranean coast both are lively with designer shops and marinas which are the hub of nightlife; here is where the beautiful gather and it’s not uncommon to rub shoulders with Turkeys rich and famous. For those golf lovers amongst you, I’m sure you will already have heard of Belek, it’s a golfer’s paradise as this world class golf resort offers modern, upmarket and championship golf courses.
Although Istanbul is no longer the capital of Turkey it still draws millions of visitors all year round. Ideal for sightseeing the skylines are dominated by beautiful Mosques, castles and exquisite buildings, highly decorated and adorned with intricate carvings. Cities are bustling with shops and bazaars, cafes, bars, nightclubs and restaurants where everything is right on your doorstep and often they are very close to marinas and beaches or ports. The weather in Turkey, especially in Istanbul, is perfect for wandering around the city and taking in the sights.
The Aegean average air temperature ranges from its lowest 9°C in the winter months to summer highs of 28°C. The Mediterranean average air temperature is 10°C at its lowest in the winter to a summer maximum of 28°C. The Istanbul and Marmara region average air temperature in the winter is 5°C and reaching 23°C in the summer.
For those who like nothing more than to swim in the sea any time of year here are the three main areas of Turkeys Sea temperatures:
The average Sea temperature in the Aegean in winter is 11°C and summer is 26°C.
The Mediterranean Sea temperature in the winter is 17 °C whilst the summer is 28°C. In Istanbul the winter Sea temperature is 9°C and during the summer 23°C.
Turkey really is the ideal country for a second home and if you are a keen sports enthusiast the weather in Turkey will aid your passion for sports. I can virtually guarantee whichever sport it is you like to take part in or watch you can find here.
As you can imagine if you’re an avid water sports fan then you can’t go wrong, up and down the coastline of Turkey which is over 8000km just about every water sport imaginable is available, windsurfing, jet skiing, white water rafting, canoeing, sea kayaking, kite boarding, scuba diving and diving the list is endless. Yacht and sailing clubs are dotted all across the coastline and there is nothing better than spending the day sailing on the beautiful Aegean or Mediterranean soaking up the rays and relaxing.
Horse riding is also a popular pastime with some excellent ranches across Turkey in or near the popular resorts of Bodrum, Izmir, Antalya, and Istanbul and that’s just naming a small selection of them.
For the thrill seekers, you can go rock and mountain climbing, paragliding or hot air ballooning so you can view the wonderful Turkish landscape from up high. During the winter months skiing, heli-skiing and snowboarding are all available all you need to do is head for the mountains. There are leisure centres with gyms, keep fit classes including aqua aerobics and tennis, badminton and walking clubs are a great way to keeping fit and healthy. There is nothing better than a spa day and there are many fitness and well-being centres throughout Turkey where you can indulge in a massage to relax and unwind and end your stay in the hot tub.
Wherever you choose to settle in Turkey you will find the most beautiful and affordable homes that all offer luxury living at great prices. Whether you pick an apartment, duplex, villa or house or even buy a piece of land and build a stunning villa designed by you with a private pool you will have found your bliss. The prices here offer outstanding value and even more so when compared to property prices around the globe. Flying to Turkey couldn’t be any simpler; home to numerous airports that span evenly across this vast country. Currently, there are 57 airports and 33 offer both domestic and international flights. All major airports are covered by International Airlines from Europe, US, Russia and the Far and the Middle East. For winter flights which are out of season, it may be necessary to fly to Istanbul and then to your destination, these flights are frequent and pleasant.
Will it be a house by the beach with picturesque views across the sea? Maybe a city pad located right in the heart of vibrant nightlife offering a wonderful mix of different cultures. Possibly the tranquility of the countryside is where you need to be, with wonderful landscapes and mountains views. If you buy a holiday home it will give you a change of lifestyle and enable you to visit for holidays and times when you just need to get away from it all. If you are lucky enough to make the permanent move then your life will be enhanced and enriched by this stunning and welcoming land. It’s a bold step but if you are searching for quality of life where you can sit back and take in your surroundings and appreciate them then its worth taking that all important first step to achieving your goal. Waking up to the sunshine makes you feel better looking out on to blue skies is a great start to your day. Whether you take a swim or a brisk walk first thing is great exercise, enjoying breakfast on your own terrace and taking that first sip of morning coffee whilst enjoying the views is heaven. Making that move to Turkey will be the first day of the rest of your life there is a perfect property with your name on it just waiting for you. What do you crave beach, country or city? The choice is yours and what a choice to have to make, a new Turkish life!