Antalya: July Weather Averages
Averages for Antalya in July
July along with August is the hottest month of the year in Antalya. As such it is packed with sun seeking tourists taking advantage of the beautiful beaches and perfect weather.
July brings a daily average temperature of 28 degrees Celsius. This average temperature incorporates a potential low of 21 degrees Celsius and an estimated high of 34 degrees Celsius. The nearby Mediterranean Sea remains warm at 26 degrees Celsius; it will only be warmer in August. The region enjoys around eleven hours of sunshine on any given day as well so there will be ample time to explore or relax while on holiday. Antalya only expects 10 millimetres of rain throughout the month as well.
Dates for the diary
Continuing on from June, Antalya hosts the Aspendos International Opera and Ballet Festival in July. Held out of the city, this festival features opera performances and ballet dancing. The festival draws in talented performers from across the world to its ancient Roman 20,000 person amphitheatre. Regardless of how passionate you are about the classic arts of ballet and opera, it is a truly unique experience.
Antalya also hosts a jazz festival in July. The Roman amphitheatre that hosts the Opera and Ballet Festival also holds audiences for the jazz festival, which attractions international performers and fans. Enjoying live jazz music under the warm sun in a historic theatre can’t be beat!
Aspendos ampithaetre, Antalya.
Things to do
Just a stone’s throw away from Antalya, the Arykanda ruins are the remains of an ancient Lycian city spread across several mountainous acres. One of the oldest ruins in the area, the residents of this former city worshiped Greek gods and goddesses and you can still see some of their temple remains here. In addition to the temples, there are a theatre, an Odeon, stadium, houses and agoras.
For a taste of modern Turkish culture, the Kesik Minaret Mosque shows an example of a historic building turned mosque. This temple was first built in the second century by the Romans and it wasn’t until the tenth century that it became a mosque. Much of the mosque was destroyed in a fire in 1846 but the tower or minaret survived. It now serves as a beacon in the Antalyan skyline and a reference point for exploring the city.
One of the longest and best beaches in Antalya is the Side Beach. Naturally, located near the city of Side, outside of Antalya, this beach is incredibly popular with tourists but is not the most crowded. Due in part to its large size, this delicate, sandy beach is one of the most beautiful. If you are staying outside of Antalya or looking for an adventure out of the city, this beach is enough to warrant a trip.
If you happen to forget anything in your suitcase or just want to avoid the heat, stop into the Deepo Outlet Centre, a popular shopping centre. With both local and international stores, there is certainly enough to occupy any shopper. The powerful air conditioning will be a nice break from the heat outside but there aren’t just shops inside this centre. There is also a movie theatre and a go-cart track if you’d like to do more than browse or shop.
Sunbeds on the beach in Antalya, Turkey.
Where to eat & drink
If you happen to find yourself up late at night in Turkey, the Leman Kultur is worth a pit-stop. This restaurant has a full menu featuring many favourites from around the world including fish and chips, pasta and roasted meats. The menu items, which are nicer versions of fast food, come at a very affordable price.
For a Turkish meal late at night, the Pasa Bey Kebapcisi in Antalya keeps locals and tourists alike happy. Don’t be intimidated that this restaurant is filled with locals – they know that the food is fantastic and that’s all that matters! The menu is full of items like kebabs, hot pans and others! Like many other late night places, the prices here are affordable and the portions are generous.
Highly recommended, the Alarga Meyhansi nightclub is popular with tourists. The nightclub has appetizers for those who like to eat while drinking. The drinks are offered at a fair price, which can’t be said about all places in Antalya. The dining portion of the club is outdoors so if the weather is fair, which it is all but guaranteed to be in July, you can enjoy appetizers under the stars.
Outdoor Restaurant Pier, Turkey.
Where to stay
Located in nearby Alanya, the Elyssee Garden Hotel is an affordable option. Many hotels in Antalya, given the nature of Turkish tourism, are popular with Russian and German travellers. Because of this, many hotels have more staff that speaks Russian and German than English. The Elyssee Garden Hotel is no different. However, if the potential language barrier does not discourage you, this budget hotel will help your wallet so the rest of your holiday can be more luxurious.
On the opposite end of the spectrum, the Atici Pansiyon hotel is located in the city of Antalya. This small hotel is cosy and budget-friendly without sacrificing comfort. The hotel is conveniently located within the city so you can easily walk to numerous attractions and eateries throughout Antalya.
For the trendy traveller, the Mediterra Art Hotel is ideal. With a charming boutique appeal, this entire resort is designed with an attention to aesthetics and supporting local artists. There are a much smaller number of rooms in this hotel so staff is able to dedicate more attention to each guest and each room is slightly larger than average.
If you would like a familiar name while on holiday, there is a Club Med near Antalya. You can count on the quality you have come to expect from a Club Med with some Turkish twists. There is a large, stylish pool and an aqua park for children.
Another boutique hotel in Antalya is the Déjà Vu Boutique Hotel. This accommodation option is conveniently located within the city and is easy to navigate if you are on foot. Despite its central location, there is a sizable swimming pool on the grounds to enjoy.
Mother and Daughter in their Hotel pool, Antalya.