Antalya: March Weather Averages
|Sunshine Hours||12 hrs|
|Chance of Sunny Day||32 %|
|Rainfall days||9 days|
|Chance of Rain||26 %|
|Chance of Cloudy Day||15 %|
|Chance of Windy Day||20 %|
Averages for Antalya in March
March marks the beginning of the very short spring season in Antalya. Known for only having a summer and winter season, March is really just a milder version of summer for the area, due in part to the rainfall. This is a great time of year to visit as it can be fairly warm yet it is still quieter than the hectic summer season.
The average day-time temperature in Antalya in March reaches 13 degrees Celsius. This figure takes into consideration a low of 7 degrees and an anticipated high of 18 degrees Celsius. The neighbouring Mediterranean Sea warms up slightly to 18 degrees Celsius, getting closer to swimming-friendly temps. Despite the still spring-like temperatures, the area enjoys 12 hours of sunshine on any given day. The amount of rainfall in Antalya drops to 80 millimetres over the course of nine days throughout the month.
Dates for the diary
March is not yet festival season in Turkey but this Muslim nation celebrates Mawlid or the “Birth of the Prophet” during this month, as the calendar falls. This holiday, also known as Metlut in Turkish, celebrates the birth of Mohammad and was first celebrated in the 12th century. Not all Muslims observe this holiday; some believe it to be heresy and it is forbidden. However, by and large, the day is observed in Turkey with processions, feasts and stories about Mohammad’s life.
Things to do
The Duden Falls, a group of waterfalls near the city, are one of the most beautiful natural wonders in the area. The falls are 12 kilometres northeast of the city on the Duden River, one of the most important in the region. There are several waterfalls and the most picturesque are the Upper Duden Falls. These waterfalls are inland and surrounded by trees and lush, greenery. The lower falls end at the Mediterranean Sea as the water cascades over a rocky precipice.
Amazing Water Falls, such as Duden Falls Antalya.
If you are travelling with children or animal lovers, the Antalya Aquarium is a great way to spend an afternoon. This modern and spectacular aquarium is one of the worlds largest. There are numerous exhibits and fascinating creatures organized into different areas. There is even the world’s largest tunnel at over 131 metres long and three metres wide that you can walk through. It’ll be a time you’ll always remember.
For a personalised tour in Antalya, consider booking with Private Tours. This tour company is led by a Turkish archaeologist whose passion for local history and customer service make the experience one of a kind. Each tour’s itinerary is planned after you book a trip and let the company know what you would like to see. Many can take you on a boat tour of the Turkish coast while pointing out the ancient sites that dot the coastline.
No trip to Antalya is complete with a trip to the beach and Cleopatra’s Beach is worth a stop. This beach is reported to have been the ancient Egyptian pharaoh’s favourite. While we cannot prove it today, the beach enjoys a reputation of the finest in the area. With white, fine sand and being only a short drive from Antalya, this beach is incredibly popular and well-recommended by tourists and locals alike.
Cleopatra's Beach, Antalya.
Where to eat & drink
With an international influence, the Corners Menu has something for everyone. The menu has favourites from around the world including Mexican, Chinese, Italian and even local Turkish items to choose from. Open from early morning for breakfast into late in the evening for a midnight snack, the convenient hours of this restaurant may be its best feature, after the affordable menu items.
Extremely popular with locals and tourists, the Sunset Restaurant and Bar offers Turkish cuisine at great prices. Located in downtown Belek on the town square, this restaurant has great views and people watching. The menu includes Turkish classics accompanied by an extensive wine and cocktail list due in part to the full-service bar. At night, the restaurant turns into a full-fledged bar with entertainment including jazz performers, belly dancers and karaoke.
If you’d like to dance the night away on your holiday, the Celia Night Club is an incredibly popular option. Located within the Dedemon Hotel, this night club overlooks the beach and is decorated in bright, white furniture. At night, this club fills up quickly to enjoy the latest dance music played. Check with your hotel staff on any updated cover fees or dress codes for this club.
Where to stay
Club Hotel Falcon is an exquisite, luxurious resort in Antalya. This hotel overlooks the Mediterranean Sea so you can sun yourself by the pool while looking at the sea. The Club Hotel Falcon has numerous amenities including a gym, Turkish spa, a full-service restaurant and even entertainment programming at night. With this variety of amenities, you’ll be hard-pressed to find reasons to leave your hotel!
Another excellent hotel option for Antalya is the Kleopatra Royal Palm. This all-inclusive hotel is located within a quick walk of local attractions if you want to leave this luxurious resort. The famous Kleopatra Beach lays just metres from the hotel. With two standard sizes of room, a normal size and one for families, but they all include amenities like balconies, TVs, mini bars, air conditioning, satellite TV and a safe for each guest. Each room has either a view of the Mediterranean Sea or the hotel’s gardens so each view is lovely.
Luxurious and modern, the Delphin Imperial Hotel Lara is regularly recognized as one of the best hotels in Antalya. The hotel is regarded as one of the more affordable all-inclusive in the area. here are regular deals online to attract potential guests to one of its 750 rooms.
There is no shortage of opulent all-inclusive hotels in Antalya and the Limak Lara De Luxe Hotel & Resort is a fine option. The impressive exterior of this hotel holds 448 rooms that all have access to the hotel’s large swimming pools, room service, fitness centres and free high-speed internet.
Responsive to customer needs both online and in person, the Liberty Hotels Lara is a small all-inclusive option. With only 311 rooms, the staff here has fewer guests to worry about and can focus on addressing needs or questions thoroughly. While some all-inclusive resorts may be more geared towards couples, the Liberty Hotels Lara welcomes children with special programming and activities.
Hotel Pool, Antalya.
March events in Antalya
Post-Conference Field Excursion
27th March 2015 to 30th March 2015
The Post-Conference Field Excursion attracts international earth scientists like minerologists, archeologists, and paleontologists who deal with radiolarian bearing successions in Central, Western and Southern Turkey. These marine archeological sites, rich in biogenic sedimentary rocks, will be visited in the field excursions. Venue of the conference is at the Crown Plaza Antalya in Konyaalti, one of the newest hotels in the city. Social programs are also included.