Hello, never been to Turkey before, nearly went last year but was put off by others however this year I'm determined to get there!
We are looking to go away in October for kids half term and the week before so approx. 19th - 30th. I know that this is coming close to the end of the season so my questions is, what will the weather be like and has anyone else been at this time of year and how did they find it?
There are 3 of us going one of which is my 13 year old son.
Thanks for any help!
we have just booked to go last 2 weeks of oct, having been the last few years in oct it can be lovely but also we have had a few days of rain and storms, the weather in the day when its nice is around 23-26 ish and cool at night so a lightweight jacket or cardy is needed at night. it depends on which resort you decide upon to how busy etc it will be, it is the end of the season but most places will still be open and if you go to a resort thats open all year round then obviously everywhere will be open, which is were we go, i go to a traditional turkish resort as i dont like the loud busy resorts so much. good luck and im sure you will love turkey
The weather is usually nice, warm enough in the day for the pool or beach but getting chilly in the evenings. You may get the odd day of rain but that time of year it doesn't usually last long.
MAIN concern!We've looked at Gumbet and Olu Deniz, it was a choice between Tenerife and Turkey but I've been to Tenerife a few times now and would love to go to Turkey, it looks lovely and I know you can't always go by the lovely brochure pictures but the hotels just seem to be such a better standard. I couldn't stand the heat wave weather they have had over the past few years but I do like to sunbathe and would feel robbed if I went away and couldn't lounge around in the heat! That was my
Thanks for your replies xxx
Thanks for your replies xxx
Off to Icmeler in May for me but hope to look for a late deal in October.
We had a shower of rain that lasted about 1 hour.
Everywhere was open when we were there and they apparently reduce their prices for the last few weeks of the season.Efes 1TL!
Thanks again xx
To be fair we were told by the locals that this was unusual but as you said your main concern was not being able to lie in the sun I thought someone ought to mention the weather is by no means guarenteed in October.
We still had a fantastic time despite coming home without a tan though.
The paragliding festival was on and the atmosphere was great. If you do decide to go I would highly recommend the Belcekiz Beach in Olu, fantastic staff, fab food, couldn't get a better location.
My wife and I were in Bodrum for the last week in October - 1st week in November last year and the weather was great - hot in the day and warm enough at night to just wear a light sweat shirt .
Things were starting to close down but still lots of places to eat and drink .
We did a few trips and there was more of a relaxed feel to the Town than there is in the Summer months.
Further along the coast around Olu Deniz it lasted 3 days.
The storms seem to follow you!
We love it at the end of the season. Everybody has more time for you and you can walk round without hordes of others bumping into you (that sounds awful but I'm sure you know what I mean). Yes some of the shops and restaurants in Gumbet were closed and more closed at the very end of October but Bodrum was still alive - and much nicer than in the height of the season when you're likely to get "run over" by one of the "crocodiles of people" off the cruise ships!!
We have a pool at our place and although it was chilly, we found the sea okay to paddle in. What we liked also was that the heat was less fierce than in the summer so you could actually walk along the beach or around town without melting.
The peninsula is great to tour round as well and it's so easy by dolmus - and fun. We hire a car when we're over there and did some fantastic trips out to places where the dolmus don't go. Also, if you hire a car at that time of the year, the roads are quieter.
Hope you have a great time wherever you go.
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