Best time to visit Antalya

The best time for a beach holiday in Antalya is from early-June through September. Summer is very hot, with intense heat especially in July and August.

Antalya can be enjoyed year-round. For general outdoor activities anytime from late-April to mid-June, and from mid-September to late-October, is also good.

Antalya weather

Antalya has a temperate climate with hot, dry summers from June to September and mild, wet winters from November to February.

Spring, from April to May, early summer, June, and autumn, from September to October, offer pleasant weather conditions in Antalya.

What is the best month to visit Antalya?
The summer months of June through September are the best months to visit Antalya – the climate is perfect with hot, sunny weather and little to no rainfall.

July and August are especially popular, however this is peak tourist season in Antalya with more visitors and higher prices.

To avoid the crowds, higher prices and extreme heat of summer, the months of May and October are also good for a range of outdoor activities.

Which is the hottest month in Antalya?
The hottest time of year in Antalya is normally July and August, with an average daily high temperature of 35°C (95°F), with very high heat and humidity.

The hot season lasts from mid-June to mid-September, with an average daily high temperature above 31°C (87°F).

Which is the sunniest month in Antalya?
The sunniest time of year in Antalya is usually July with an average of 13 hours of bright sunshine per day – that's an average of 91% of daylight hours.

However, June through to September is very sunny, with mainly clear skies.

What is the humidity in Antalya?
Antalya experiences seasonal variation in perceived humidity, with approximate average relative humidity calculated at between 56% – 70% over the course of the year.

What do the humidity conditions feel like in Antalya?
We derive the humidity comfort level – what conditions feel like – from the dew point temperature, which measures moisture content in the atmosphere: a higher dew point feels more humid, while a lower dew point feels drier.

Meteorologists agree that dew point temperature is a more consistant indication of 'absolute humidity' than relative humidity, which fluctuates with temperature.

The average annual dew point in Antalya is 11°C (50°F), and varies over the course of the year from dry and comfortable at 4°C (39°F) to 19°C (66°F), which starts to feel humid – although comfortable for most people.   

The more humid time of year in Antalya lasts from June through September, when you can expect the comfort level to be muggy at least 15% of the time.

The month with the most muggy days in Antalya is August, with around 17 days that feel humid.

November through to April is generally comfortable, with no days in any month that feel humid.

When is the sea warmest in Antalya?
The sea is usually at its warmest in Antalya in August when the water temperature averages 28°C (82°F), which is very pleasant for long swims

In Antalya, the sea is warm enough for swimming from June through October.

Which is the coldest month in Antalya?
The coldest month in Antalya is January, with an average high-temperature of 15°C (59°F) and an average low-temperature of 6°C (43°F).

The cool season lasts from December through March, with an average daily high temperature below 19°C (66°F).

Which month has the most rain in Antalya?
December is usually the wettest month in Antalya with 251mm (10in) of rainfall on average, distributed across 12 days.

The rainy season lasts from late-October to late-April, with a greater than 17% chance of a given day being a wet day. The heaviest rainfall in Antalya falls from November through February.

The dry season lasts from late-April to late-October. The month with the least rainy days in Antalya is August.

Which is the windiest month in Antalya?
The windiest month of the year in Antalya is January, with an average hourly wind speed of 12.5 kilometres per hour (6.7 knots; 7.8 mph).

The windy part of the year lasts from the second week of November through to the end of March, with average wind speeds of more than 10.5 kilometres per hour (5.7 knots; 6.5 mph).

The less-windy time of year lasts from April through to the first week of November. The calmest month of the year in Antalya is May, with an average hourly wind speed of 8.4 kilometres per hour (4.5 knots; 5.2 mph).

The predominant average hourly wind direction is from the north throughout the year in Antalya.

Antalya Weather Averages

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Average high temperature (°C)
15 16 18 22 26 31 35 35 31 27 22 17
Average low temperature (°C)
6 6 8 11 16 20 23 24 20 16 11 7
Average daily sunshine (hrs)
5 6 6 8 10 12 13 12 11 8 6 5
Average daily daylight (hrs)
10 11 12 13 14 14 14 13 12 11 10 9
Comfort level – heat
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Comfort level – humidity (#muggy days)
0 0 0 0 2 8 16 17 9 2 0 0
Average dew point temperature (°C)
4 4 6 10 10 16 18 19 16 12 8 6
Average relative humidity (%)
68 66 65 66 66 59 56 58 58 59 64 70
UV Index (max)
2 3 5 7 8 10 10 9 7 5 3 2
Average days of rainfall (≥1mm)
12 11 10 8 7 3 1 1 3 6 8 12
Average monthly rainfall (mm)
206 116 98 62 35 10 3 2 22 93 137 251
Average wind speed (km/h)
12 12 11 10 8 9 9 9 9 10 11 12
Average sea temperature (°C)
17 17 17 18 21 24 27 28 27 24 21 19
Antalya, Turkey

Holiday seasons

High season: Lasts from July to mid-September when prices are at their highest, and during Christmas and New Year's holidays.

Low season: The ‘shoulder season’ months of April, May, mid- to late September and October.

Out of season: Winter: with the exception of Christmas and New Year, most accommodation in the Aegean, Mediterranean and Black sea coasts is closed from mid-October until late-April.

Source: Meteorological data for Antalya is based on weather statistics gathered for the 30-year period 1992 to 2021 by the Turkish State Meteorological Service from the closest weather station: Antalya Airport (AYT), located 13km (8mi) northeast of Antalya city centre.

Advice on the best time to visit a particular destination is based on average local weather statistics, when the weather conditions are generally better than at other times of the year. We consider high and low temperatures, risk of rain (and thunderstorms, etc.), amount of sunshine and sea temperature. For general outdoor activities we favour clear, rainless days with a temperature range between 18°C (64°F) and 27°C (80°F); and for hot-weather activities we favour clear, rainless days with a temperature range between 24°C (75°F) and 32°C (89°F). Often, the best times to visit correspond to high season and therefore involve higher prices.

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Latest update: Best time to visit Antalya: 14 May, 2024

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