When to Visit
Reviewed by: Editorial Staff
The peak season is the national holiday time from July to mid-September. It’s best to visit before or after this period to avoid the crowds and also the mosquitoes. Snowfall between November–May could hamper tourism in eastern regions.
Events and Entertainment
Turkey, being predominantly an Islamic country, has several major Muslim festivals held on the lines of the lunar calendar. Ramazan, the month-long fast, ends with the festival of Seker Bayram, during which sweets are offered all around. Another important holiday is the Kurban Bayram, a time of fireworks and slaughtering sacrificial sheep (the meat is then distributed to the poor). In the month of May, Turkey witnesses an arts boom visible in... Read more