weather can be pleasant, with
cool to warm days and chilly nights,
but you play cat and mouse with the rain.
still be possible and pleasant along
the Mediterranean coast—or
not (especially later in the month).
If your luck holds, you can have
a marvellous late-year beach vacation,
with low prices and no crowds.
Crowds are gone from the beach resorts,
some hotels in the resort towns close,
and life in the cities is more comfortable...but can
I often travel to Istanbul and Cappadocia in
November because boutique
hotel rooms are more easily
available, prices are lower,
and crowds are smaller,
with shorter lines to get into major
most important day of the month is November
10, the day Atatürk died in
1938 (at 9:05 am) in Istanbul's Dolmabahçe
Palace. The nation still
observes a moment of silence on that
day, at that time. Though
not a public holiday, the national
are reviewed in schools and on radio
Istanbul Biennial art
exhibition begins on 16 September and
continues through October until 12 November in 2017 in Istanbul. More...
The Vodaphone Istanbul Marathon, somtimes called the Eurasia Marathon (Avrasya
Maratonu) is the big event
mid-month in Turkey's largest city, roiling transport as thousands of runners race across the Bosphorus Bridge. In 2016, the marathon date is Sunday, November 13th. More...
Use this handy hotel search
box to check room
rates and availability anywhere
in Turkey in
—by Tom Brosnahan