SEPTEMBER (Eylül, ey-LEWL)
The weather is still hot and fine, moderating a bit towards the end of the month, and Blue Voyage yacht cruises start to come down in price….a little.
Swimming in the sea is still good and the crowds are still in evidence, though the crowds begin to move back to the cities, and the individual tourists start to appear en masse again, filling the boutique hotels, flights, and Cappadocian hot air balloons. September is high season for Istanbul and Cappadocia, so expect higher prices for services, and reserve well in advance.
The İzmir Fair crowds the city’s hotels in mid-September. The 9th is İzmir‘s Day of Liberation (1922) in the Turkish War of Independence, with commemorations and speeches.
The International Istanbul Biennial art exhibition begins in mid- September of odd-numbered years and lasts two months. The next will be in 2019. More…
Use this handy hotel search box to check room rates and availability anywhere in Turkey in September:
—by Tom Brosnahan
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