Summer in Istanbul is hot and humid from mid-June until mid-October. July and August are the hottest months in Istanbul throughout the summer, with temperatures reaching 35 degrees Celsius. Summer in Istanbul is also the most calm time of the year. Residents of Istanbul typically spend their vacations in their hometowns or at one of Turkey’s numerous resorts. The city is depopulated, traffic is reduced, and it is much simpler to go around, enjoy the Bosphorus, Black Sea, or Marmara coastlines, and get some fresh air away from the city’s heat.
Sailing in Summer
Do you wish to get away from it all and unwind on the Sea of Marmara while visiting the Princes Islands? If that’s the case, this is the activity for you. You’ll be able to swim in the archipelago’s small bays during the day, dine at attractive local restaurants, and discover a location apart from the city’s bustle. We may also arrange for you to spend a half-day assisting the captain with his manoeuvres.
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Princes’ Islands in Istanbul
The Princes’ Islands archipelago, one of the finest things to do this summer in Istanbul, is a terrific way to get away from the city’s heat. We recommend going during the weekdays throughout the summer rather than the weekends, when the islands are crowded with Istanbul residents and tourists. On the islands, there are little beaches (unfortunately without sand) where you can rest and swim in the Sea of Marmara.
Aside from the city’s well-known clubs, the Bosphorus holds a number of festivals. The following is a list of forthcoming concerts and festivals. Suma Beach, where there are concerts and parties with well-known DJs every weekend during the summer, is our favourite place to party.
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Eat Mezzes and Drink Raki
The fishing season starts in September, and it’s not a good idea to consume fish during the summer. To unwind after a hard day, nothing beats a delicious supper with lots of cold mezzes and rak. Rak, the country’s national drink, is an anise-flavored liqueur similar to Pastis or Ouzo. The Turkish Republic’s founder, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, was a major fan of the story. Even when he and his counsellors were debating whether or not to drink rak, it happened to them. In fish restaurants, rrk is a popular beverage. One of the best activities in summer in Istanbul is participating in these dining activities.