Weather Averages for Antalya in November
Averages for Antalya in November
November is much quieter and cooler in Antalya as the summer season has drawn to a close and most of the tourists are gone. November is much wetter in Antalya than previous month, however, Antalya is still dryer and warmer than most parts of northern Europe at this time of year. Many of the cheaper resorts have now closed for the winter but the ones that remain offer some very good deals on a week’s all inclusive accommodation.
November brings an average daily temperature of 15 degrees Celsius. This average temperature takes into account a potential low temperature of 9 degrees Celsius and a high of up to 20 degrees. The neighbouring Mediterranean Sea cools off to 20 degrees Celsius, which may be getting too cool to swim but not the coldest it will be during the year. The Antalyan region sees an average of ten hours of sunshine on any given day assuming it is not raining. Unfortunately, the rainfall in the area swells to 180 millimetres throughout the month but primarily over eight days in November.
Dates for the diary
One important festival that occurs during November is Eid ul-Fitr. This holiday begins immediately after Ramadan ends. The religious festival marks the end of abstaining from food and drink during sunlit hours. Locals observe Eid ul-Fitr by spending time with friends and family in remembrance and in religious ceremonies.
During November, Antalya also celebrates Piano Festival. This festival is three weeks long, extending into December, where musicians from around the world perform classical music on pianos in venues across the city.
Things to do
For any hobbyists or children, the Mini City of Antalya will be fascinating stop. This museum is a collection of miniature replications some of the most famous buildings in Turkish architecture. You can get close and examine the details of buildings like the Hagia Sophia and Dolmabahce Palace without having to pay the expensive entrance fees of each building across the country. It is a great learning experience for anyone interested in architecture or the history of Turkey.
For history buffs, the Patara Antique Theatre is a must-see. This ancient ruin is a former amphitheatre just outside of Antalya. The theatre is also just a short walk from a beautiful beach so you’ll get to see some of the natural and historical wonders of the area within the same time. This area was once the stronghold of Alexander the Great’s empire so the ruins have many former important buildings amongst its grounds.
Travel Shop Turkey is a private tour company that has a wide variety of subjects to explore. The headquarters of this company is located in Istanbul but it is still easy to book and arrange a tour in Antalya. Because of the wealth of ancient ruins around Antalya, you can ask the travel company to customize your tour depending on which one you may like best. The tour guides are incredibly knowledgeable about all of the attractions regardless of what you’d like to see.
Hit the beach
Unlike some of the beaches in the area, Konyaalti Beach near Antalya has beautiful fine sand. This beach is miles long and set against beautiful rocky cliffs and mountains. The juxtaposition of soft sand, tranquil water and rocky formations are truly beautiful. Because the beach won’t be very packed during November, it would be a great time to visit even if it may be a bit cold.
While it may be a little too cold to swim at the beach, the off-season is a great time to visit it nonetheless. The Mermerli Beach is extremely popular with tourists because of its convenient location within the city and its juxtaposition of rocky cliffs, medieval ruins and bright waters.
Where to eat & drink
The 7 Mehmet Restaurant in Antalya is a beautiful and modern eatery. Appropriate for parties of all sizes from families to business partners to couples. And they are open from breakfast into the late night so they are available at almost any time of day. With ample portions at a fair price, everyone in your party will be happy with the value at this restaurant. It is a great way to explore Turkish cuisine without having to spend a lot of money.
If you’d like to get a relaxed and charming dining experience in Antalya, the Castle Café Bar is a great choice for a meal. The restaurant is conveniently located in the Old Town region of town so you can overlook the Harbour District. But even without the view, the quaint courtyard is magical. There are also ample vegetarian options to choose from if anyone in your party has dietary restrictions, which isn’t very easy to find in Antalya.
Where to stay
The Jasmine Beach Resort has some truly spectacular views. Located in Turkler, outside of Antalya, this resort has modern amenities without the price tag of a bigger city. The hotel is true to its name and is directly on the Mediterranean shores. But because the hotel is not in Antalya, you cannot always count on the staff to speak English as most of their tourists are from Eastern Europe. If it will help put your mind at ease, call ahead to a travel agent or the hotel themselves to get a feel for their desire to accommodate English and other English-speaking travellers.
Unlike many hotels in the region, the Primera Hotel & Apart is not located on a beach. If instant access to a beach is not high on your priority list, this hotel is great because the city location means it will have significantly lower rates than those on the beach. Beyond the lack of a beach view, the hotel is conveniently located on bus routes and near many major attractions in the city. In addition, this hotel is budget friendly so the modestly decorated rooms will be a great place to rest your head at night and between adventures.
With the appearance of a castle, the Mardan Palace is one of the most luxurious all-inclusive resorts in the area. As a part of its large size, this resort does have many conference rooms and convention halls which draw business people to its doors. Don’t be discouraged by the potential of having to share your holiday with business travellers—it won’t negate the amenities available here.
Truly Mediterranean in atmosphere, the Elegance East Hotel is sophisticated and effortless. While living up to its name in style, the hotel has a limited number of rooms which helps it deliver more personalized service to each guest. Best of all, this chic oasis is located within the heart of Antalya.
Located in Kaleici or the historic area of Antalya, the Hadrianus Hotel is a breath of fresh air from the typical resorts. The rooms are decently sized despite its downtown location and the hotel is charmingly decorated. There is a small botanical garden on the grounds to enjoy.