Resolved – in Turkey! But when is it better to go?
Resolved – in Turkey! The Mediterranean coast of Turkey is the best and it has many faces: beaches stretching for many kilometers, idyllic bays, wide river valleys and mountainous, almost alpine landscapes. In Turkey, you can see and discover a lot of new things – maybe even too much for a two or three week vacation. Here you have a great opportunity to get to know a foreign, extremely interesting culture, and maybe even make friends with it.
When is it better to go to Turkey. The Mediterranean and subtropical climate prevails throughout the coast with hot, dry summers, rainy winters and mild off-seasons. However, the weather is different in different regions: the west coast is in the zone of influence of the northern winds. Therefore, in summer the temperature here does not rise to the extreme values of the southern coast, in spring the warm weather sets later, and in the fall it gets colder earlier. From October, we can expect rather unfriendly weather. The southern coast is protected from the winds by the Taurus mountain range. In summer, the thermometer rises here to 45 C and even at night it does not fall below 30 C. Therefore, the swimming season starts here earlier and ends later. Finally, the southeast, the plain of Chukurov around Adana and the province of Hatay are characterized by high temperatures and dullness. Often the southeast trade wind brings here the hot air of the Syrian steppes and deserts.
If you want to see more, go to the Turkish coast is best in the spring, when a motley carpet of flowers spreads out everywhere, and in April, at a temperature of about 25 ° C, the bathing season opens. Less picturesque, but also pleasant in terms of climate at the end of September. From June to September, the scorching heat is holding up, there is no longer a place for people with circulatory disorders, but the best time for bathers. The south coast can be visited in winter, when the weather is changeable, but there is enough sunlight. It is the area between Antalya and Side that is now settling down as a center for winter tourism.
People and Religion of Turkey. 98% of Turks are Muslims, i.e. profess Islam, strictly adhering to religious rites. Islam in all its manifestations defines many areas of private and public life. Five times a day, a muezzin from the minaret of the mosque convenes believers to pray. During Ramadan, the Muslim fasting, coffee houses and tea gardens are empty (but usually they are not closed in tourism centers), at sacred sources, men wash themselves according to the canons of their faith, before they gather for a Friday prayer. At the same time, Islam in Turkey, according to the Constitution, is a private matter and in no way manifests itself in intolerable form, as in some countries of the Middle East, although small groups of Turks today demand a return to the old customs.
Active holidays in Turkey. Boat trips: In many recreation centers there is an opportunity for a day trip on a yacht. True, the program leaves little room for its own discoveries, but the beauty of the coast and its bay, inaccessible from land, are worth a look at them. Kayaking: Many mountain rivers with ice-cold water are a favorite place for kayaking. The number of firms organizing such walks and renting necessary equipment is growing. Scuba diving: The rocky shore of the Aegean Sea, rugged by bays and coves, the Lycian coast and sea lagoons near Kizkalesi have to get acquainted with the underwater world. If you are a little lucky, you can even see the remains of antique buildings! True, for this reason, unorganized scuba diving is not approved here, there may even be trouble with the police. If you have discovered some ancient object, you must pass it to the museum. Many recreation centers offer equipment and excursions with a guide to interesting places. As for swimming in the usual mask and flippers, it is not prohibited anywhere. Tennis: Most hotels and hotels have tennis courts. Rackets, balls and sportswear can be rented. Hiking: Extensive, almost deserted mountainous areas along the Mediterranean coastline – this is exactly what hiking enthusiasts are so eager for. The best time for hiking is spring and autumn, when it’s not so hot. But in all cases it is necessary to stock up on shoes with hard soles, drinking water and dry rations. A detailed map is now difficult to buy. So take a compass with you or trust your local guide. Water sports: On the entire Turkish coast, you can go water skiing for a small fee. Thanks to the good breezes, there are suitable places for surfing. Equipment is rented.
Visa: there are three ways to get a visa:
1) Visit the Turkish Embassy. To obtain a visa you must have the following documents: passport; international passport; 3 photos. Any one-time visas (business, transit, at the private invitation) in the Turkish Embassy are issued free of charge.
2) Use the services of the tour company. You need to have with you only a passport.