Summer is also the most tranquil time of year in Istanbul. Residents of Istanbul often spend their vacations in their hometowns or in one of Turkey’s many 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. The summer months in Istanbul are the busiest tourist months. In the summer, museums and monuments are open for longer hours than in the winter. Let’s dive into the doings you can be a part of in summer in Istanbul.
Aside from the main clubs along the Bosphorus, many events are held around the city. The following is a list of forthcoming concerts and festivals. Suma Beach, where there are concerts and parties with famous DJs every weekend during the summer, is our favorite place to party. One of the best ways to enjoy the summer in Istanbul is to throw a party outside.
Eat Mezzes and Drink Raki
The fishing season begins in September, and it is not advisable to eat fish during the summer. After a long day, nothing beats a delicious supper with loads of chilled mezzes and raki. Raki, 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 advisers were debating whether or not to drink raki, it happened to them. Raki is a popular drink in fish restaurants.
Go for Sailing
Do you want to escape to the Princes’ Islands and relax on the Sea of Marmara? If that’s the case, this is the activity for you. During the day, you may swim in the archipelago’s secluded coves, dine at charming local restaurants, and discover a haven away from the city’s chaos. We may also arrange for you to spend a half-day assisting the captain with his exercises. One of the best ways to enjoy the summer in Istanbul is to go day sailing.
♦ Bosphorus Boat Cruise Tour – Dolmabahce Palace
Go to the Beaches
Istanbul is surrounded by the Black Sea and the Marmara Sea. There are many sandy beaches, especially around the Black Sea. Swimming pools can be found all across the city. Although they have the advantage of being largely located in Istanbul’s downtown region, admission is more expensive than at the beaches.