Weather Averages for Antalya in September
Averages for Antalya in September
September remains extremely warm in Antalya and so is a great time to visit to catch the last of the summer sun. Although the weather is still beautiful, all inclusive accommodation for a week’s stay in September can be found significantly cheaper than preceding months.
The warm summer weather continues into September with an average daily temperature of 25 degrees Celsius. This incorporates a potential low temperature of 18 degrees Celsius with a swing up to 31 degrees Celsius for a high. Despite the rest of Europe entering the autumn season, the Mediterranean Sea also stays warm with a temperature of 26 degrees Celsius. So while sweaters may be unpacked at home, you can swim while on holiday. Antalya enjoys around eleven hours of sunshine throughout the month. The month stays dry with only ten millimetres of rainfall throughout September – you won’t have to worry about rain on your parade!
Dates for the diary
One important holiday during September is the Antalya Festival. During eighteen days in September, locals celebrate the culture and history of their city. Starting in the second week of September, the city is taken over with local performances, feasts and crafts. If you travel to Antalya during this time, you’ll be privy to a wealth of history and culture that you wouldn’t be exposed to during any other time of the year.
Also, the Golden Orange Film Festival is held at the end of September. This international film festival is widely well-regarded for its selection and showcasing of films from around the world. These will likely be independent films that may be hard to find in other circumstances. Ask your hotel staff about the movie schedule to see if there are any that interests you and your party.
Things to do
The Kursunlu waterfalls are a fantastic way to beat the heat and crowds. These waterfalls are located just a short drive from the busy city of Antalya but will seem ages away. These beautiful waterfalls cascade over rocky cliffs into bright turquoise, peaceful pools that you can swim in. The waterfalls are not gigantic or impressive in size but they are serene and beautiful. There is some debate as to whether these or the Duden falls are more beautiful, maybe you can arrange to see both and find out.
For the shoppers in your party, the Antalya Bazaar reveals an important aspect of local Turkish culture. This bazaar showcases the best of Turkish goods including fresh produce and handicrafts. So whether you’d like to pick up some fresh fruit to supplement eating out or souvenirs for friends and family, this bazaar will likely have something for each of your needs.
Located just outside of Antalya, the Titanic Diving Company is a popular way to escape the heat. Sure, the name might be a little tongue in cheek, but the diving company is staffed with trained professional diving instructors and guides. Escaping the lingering summer heat by diving below the surface may be just what you need. There are beginner and advanced courses for people of all skill levels.
Considered one of the best beaches in Turkey, the Patara beach is incredibly popular. There is quite a drive to get to this beach but it could be very worth your time if you don’t mind the car ride. This beach is 20 kilometres long so there is ample room for relaxing away from others. However, the beach does not have much shade so you may want to bring a hat or rent an umbrella.
Where to eat & drink
For a taste of home and familiarity, the Dukkan Burger & Steakhouse offers a menu of succulent classics. Because this restaurant offers some of everyone’s favourites, planning ahead and making reservations is recommended. Dukkan only serves locally raised cows and other animals so you’re supporting local farmers and businesses by dining here. They also use techniques like dry aging to cater even to the most sophisticated steak house tastes.
Open late, the Paradise Restaurant, found in the historic area of Antalya, has a beautiful terrace dining area. This relaxed eatery has a menu of simple comfort foods that will please almost everyone in your party. The staff is very helpful and take time to explain the menu to guests so they order something they will enjoy. And there is no pressure to order drinks and desserts with the staff here; they just want to make sure you enjoy your time here.
You’ll find a unique happy hour experience at the Black Ice Bar. It is a bar that is completely constructed out of ice. Because of that, you’ll be equipped with warm clothes including a parka upon entering this bar. The photo opportunities alone will make a trip to the Black Ice Bar worth it if you don’t mind paying a little extra for a few drinks.
Where to stay
Located in Alanya, the Gold Safran Hotel is an accommodation with mixed reviews. Many enjoy this hotel for its great prices and convenient location right on the beach. Of course, because the hotel is economical, there are bound to be issues where you save money. If you have concerns about cleanliness or staff attentiveness, call ahead to discuss the hotel with the staff or a local travel agent to learn about any reasons that may be impacting this.
On the other hand, the Hotel Metur in Antalya is highly regarded for its sleek design and modern amenities. Its fashionable décor will contribute to a more expensive bill but it could be worth it depending on your values. Many travellers hold this hotel in a special place in their hearts for its convenient location within the city and its extremely friendly staff.
Located near the famous Lara Beach, the Miracle Resort Hotel is impressive and lavish. This all-inclusive resort has a range of eateries and bars within its grounds and even unconventional services like a full-service hair dresser. The best part of this hotel is the large and winding pool area which includes several pools and connected walkways.
Considered one of the rare hidden gems of all-inclusives in Antalya, the Marmara Antalya has rave reviews online. The hotel has spectacular views of the Mediterranean Sea, something that can’t be dismissed when booking a holiday. The building itself was decorated by a French architect so the view is matched by stunning décor.
Rixos Lares, also located near the Lara Beach, is popular with families and couples alike. Slightly more affordable than many other all-inclusive resorts, the Rixos Lares is rather isolated from the rest of these resorts. While it may take you further away from the action, it would allow for a quieter holiday.