Weather Averages for Bodrum in October
Averages for Bodrum in October
If you’re one of those people who like warm weather as opposed to scorching heat, you’ll probably enjoy Bodrum in October. The temperature can get as high as 26°C and the 9 hours of sunlight ensures that it does not drop below 17°C. It’s definitely still shorts and t-shirt type of weather.
You can expect a little more rain in October than during the peak summer season, but it usually only rains on six days out of the entire month, and then the total rainfall is only 26mm.
Dates For The Diary
4th October; Eid ul- Adha (or Kurban Bayram), an event that is very important to the Muslim community, the event takes place 70 days after the end of Ramadan, featuring four days of feasting, resturaunts and cafes are at their busiest this time of year. Involving gatherings of families and friends, meals and gift giving.
It is common to observe the customary sacrificing of sheep, cow, goat, buffalo or camel. The creatures meat is then shared among friends and the poor. The Eid prayer is another observance of tradition where a large gathering of people, in an open waqf ( or stopping) field called an Eidgah or mosque. This event takes place on the 23rd September 2015, due to the Islamic calendar being 10 days shorter than that of the Gregorian calendar.
20th October ( 21st October 2015); The Bodrum Cup Yacht Regatta, was intended to extend the cruising season, to promote interest and skill among the captains and the crews. It gets them to bring their charter yachts together, where they would normally cruise solo, they now get to meet in a friendly encounter.
The competitive yet friendly atmosphere encourages amateurs and has become popular with professionals. Passengers are welcomed aboard the competing yachts, crowds gather to watch this event take place and the yachts take to the sea from harbour.
Boat's and Yacht's near Bodrum Castle.
29th October; Republic Day, this is a Nationally important day, marking the formation of Turkey and the sacking of the long lived Ottoman Empire. Many attend processions, performances and musical bands with flags. Declared Turkey's most important holiday by the founder Mustafa Kemal Atatürk. Many in Ankara ( Capital of Turkey), lay wreathes upon his mausoleum to pay their respects.
Yachting is a popular pastime in the blue Mediterranean Sea around Bodrum. During the third week of October, ERA Bodrum Sailing Club holds its annual yacht regatta. The Bodrum Cup is a fun event that celebrates the end of the yachting season and foreign competitors are encouraged to join in.
The Bantur-naz Hotel in the centre of Bodrum offers All Inclusive packages, as well as bed and breakfast and half board. It’s a 3 minute walk to the shopping centre, a 5 minute walk to the Halikarnas Disco and you can walk to Bodrum Castle in about 10 minutes. An ideal base if you want to be at the centre of the action!
The Comca Manzara Hotel is in the centre of Bodrum and just 350 metres from the nearest beach. The hotel has 2 swimming pools, one of which has an adjacent children’s section.
A water slide in the children's section of the pool in a Bodrum hotel.