Antalya has a Mediterranean climate with hot, dry summers and mild, rainy winters.
Summer (June – August): Summers are typically hot and dry, with temperatures often exceeding 30°C (86°F). The sea temperature is warm, which is perfect for swimming and all sorts of water activities.
Autumn (September – November): The weather remains warm in early autumn, with temperatures gradually cooling down. September and October can still see summer-like conditions, but with fewer tourists and more comfortable temperatures, making it a great time to visit.
Winter (December – February): Winters are mild in Antalya, with average temperatures around 10°C to 15°C (50°F to 59°F). Rain is more frequent during this season, and it can be quite heavy at times. However, it’s rarely cold enough for snow in the city, though the surrounding mountains may receive a dusting.
Spring (March – May): Spring is considered one of the best times to visit Antalya. The weather starts to warm up, the rainfall decreases, and the natural landscapes are lush and vibrant. Temperatures in late spring can be very pleasant, ranging from 15°C to 25°C (59°F to 77°F).
Best Time to Visit: The best time to visit Antalya for warm-weather activities is from late April to mid-June and from mid-September to late October when temperatures are comfortable, and the tourist crowds are less dense compared to the peak summer months.
To catch Antalya at its most lively, the high summer season (July and August) is when the city is bustling, but be prepared for higher prices and more crowded attractions. If you’re interested in quieter visits and don’t mind a bit of rain, winter can also be pleasant, plus you’ll find the best rates for accommodation during this season.