Sightseeing & Climate

Turkey is home to the world’s earliest settlements and numerous civilizations ranging from the tiniest of communities to the greatest of empires.

Turkey is the cradle of cultures and civilizations connecting Europe and Asia and also the capital of civilizations that have reined the lands of Anatolia for centuries.

Since the beginning of history, Anatolia, well known as one of the earliest settlements, has continued to flourish with the migration of various tribes, and accumulated a large cultural heritage through a line of succeeding empires and civilizations. Many empires ranging from the Sumerians to the Hittites, the Lydians to the Byzantines and the Seljuks to the Ottomans have once thrived and expired within the borders of Turkey.

To read more on holiday cities of Turkey and to decide which cities to visit while in Turkey, please visit official tourism portal of Turkey

The Mediterranean and the Aegean climates are cool and characterized wet winters and hot, dry summers. The climate in the Aegean region of Turkey is great throughout the year, even during the European winter.

The weather in the eastern region of Turkey, bordering Georgia and Iraq, has hot summers and sometimes icy winters.

Turkey’s climate and weather along the coast of the Black Sea is a continental climate, but during summer in northern Turkey humidity levels can be quite high. The weather in winter, particularly December and January, is cold and temperatures can drop below zero.

The weather in Turkey’s capital, Ankara, as well as the central Anatolian region is cold in winters and hot and dry in summers. Central Turkey’s climate is known as a mixture between a continental climate and a steppe climate.

For more information on weather in Turkey right now, please visit the Turkish State Meteorological Service’s official website: