Turkish coast closed for the season?
Replies: 5 - Last Post: Oct 14, 2012 3:35 AM Last Post By: sarikanarya
Oct 10, 2012 12:40 PM
Turkish coast closed for the season?Hello all! I am looking to travel to Turkey next week, around the 17th of October. I have read that many of the southwestern coastal towns close down after mid October when the tourist season is over. If I venture down the coast, will I be able to find a place to stay or is it not even worth trying? I would love to visit this area. Thanks!
Oct 10, 2012 1:20 PM
1Welcome to the forum!Years ago this may have been true but not nowadays.Officially the season ends on October 31st as this was when charter flights stopped.But now they continue until early November so the season is now much longer than it used to be.
October is a fine time to come,families with kids have gone,booze crowds and disco bunnies have gone,the intense heat has gone.So all this means you can walk around unhassled,there is plenty of accomodation to be found everywhere,staff everywhere have more time to chat to you,it is still warm enough to swim and sunbathe but not too hot for walking and exploring.In short an ideal time.
Although not heaving you may be surprised to find more people around than you expect for all the above reasons.Go..get it booked :)
Edit;should also add that you will probably need a warm fleece or jacket for evenings as it can feel quite nippy once the sun has gone down.
Edited by: sarikanarya
Oct 11, 2012 8:02 AM
2Great news, thank you! I am looking for the best (most affordable without too much hassle) way to get from Florence, Italy to Turkey. I am looking at taking a ferry from Brindisi, Italy to çesme, do you know anything about this? Maybe it would be better to fly into Istanbul? Any advice would be really helpful, thanks!
Oct 11, 2012 9:41 AM
3Hmm,coming in by ferry could be a bit iffy and time consuming..but not impossible.Take a look at this-
Alternatively perhaps you can find a cheap flight from Italy into Izmir(ideal)or Dalaman(even better)or Istanbul(better than nothing).Pegasus Airlines,a decent budget carrier fly from a few spots in Italy including Milan and Rome.
Oct 13, 2012 8:00 AM
Oct 14, 2012 3:35 AM
5Accomodation of all classes exceeds demand even in high season here so no,you'll have no problem finding a place to stay.Across Kurban Bayram(24th-28th,if you're here)there may be more Turkish visitors but on the whole most tend to visit family and relatives at that time rather than book into hotels so that shouldn't affect you.
Nice to know you found a good cheap flight :)
(4 star Hotel)
From US$177.32 per night
(5 star Hotel)
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(2 star Hotel)
From US$27.52 per night