Egypt’s Nile Valley and desert regions can be unbearably hot from June to August, when it's low season here.
Turkey’s Mediterranean and Aegean beaches are almost deserted in winter.
The Christmas–New Year period is high season in many countries.
(Mar–May & Sep–Nov)
Religious festivals aside, spring and autumn represent shoulder seasons in most countries.
Weather often agreeable and crowds generally smaller.
In Iran, prices are highest and crowds biggest during No Ruz (21 March to 3 April).
Mediterranean beaches and Turkish sites extremely crowded in summer.
Religious holidays represent mini high seasons.
Prices sky high and transport crowded; book accommodation well in advance.