If you travel a lot, you probably already know that nothing is better than traveling out of season! Visiting a travel destination in the off-season has more advantages than you can imagine. The same applies to Turkey. If the whole world wants to populate the country during the typical summer months, let them do it. Go ahead and embark on an unusual path by visiting Turkey in winter! Visit Turkey in December or one of the winter months and enjoy the most authentic and beautiful Turkish experience.
Winter tours in Turkey are ideal for those who dislike crowds and tourist traps. The beautiful natural panoramas of Turkey, its great churches and mosques, breathtaking landmarks and monuments as well as intoxicating cities like Istanbul, Cappadocia and Izmir are best explored in winter when you don’t have to worry about endless queues of tourists wherever you go. All of these are places worth visiting in Turkey in every season. However, the fewer crowds due to the winter also mean that more locals take part in these tourist attractions. This gives you ample opportunity for high-quality interactions and more authentic experiences.
Nothing like a cheap getaway. Off season travel screams nothing but discounts, discounts and even more discounts! A visit to Turkey in December is a real blessing from a financial perspective. Since winter is a low season, you can enjoy the country at incredibly affordable prices. Hotels are discounted, restaurants are significantly cheaper and there are great offers for winter tours and activities in Turkey – travel couldn’t be better!
Charming range of things to do in Turkey during winters
A visit to Turkey in winter has a completely different appeal. This is the time when you can experience Turkey like most tourists never do. Watch the landscape transform under a soft, snow-covered facade. Immerse yourself in a crisp winter balloon safari over Cappadocia. Visit numerous winter sights such as frozen Lake Cildir and beautiful Lake Abant. Admire the fascinating Sumela Monastery without the disturbing crowds. There is literally a lot to do in Turkey in winter.
Amazing Ski resorts
Why fly all the way to Switzerland when you also have breathtaking ski areas in Turkey? The towering Turkish mountains are littered with some wonderful winter sports resorts that easily get in the way of Europe. Depending on your location and your skiing needs, you can visit a number of ski areas, including Uludag (in Bursa), Kartepe (in Izmit), Palandoken (the highest mountain in Turkey) and many more!