Gorgeous summer months, perfect for swimming, sailing, hiking, mountain biking and just about anything. This is also the season for cruise ships, so expect crowds at all tourist attractions, over-flowing cafes and bustling bazaars. Istanbul and Ephesus are very busy, and Cappadocia less so, with carpets of wildflowers making hiking a pleasure.
The months of spring and autumn, when temperatures are cooler, crowds are less, and hotel-rooms easier to book (except Istanbul, where it is still peak).
Chilly throughout most of the country, except Antalya in the SE which retains comfortable temperatures. It may snow in Cappadocia, creating a gorgeous panoramic winter landscape. If you don't mind cooler temperatures, you will have most of the tourist attractions to yourself.
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