Weather Averages for Istanbul in December
Averages for Istanbul in December
December is a very chilly time to visit Istanbul. Temperatures reach a maximum of 9⁰C during the day, dropping to 5⁰C in the evening. It’s very likely you’ll experience rain during your stay, so bring a jacket and something waterproof.
Warm up from the winter weather with a visit to a local hamam. Çemberlitaş Hamamı, Cağaloğlu Hamamı and Galatasaray Hamamı are some of the best and all are familiar with catering for tourists. Let all your worries melt away as you relax on the warm marble and a professional massages your body into a state of tranquillity.
If you’re holidaying with the whole family, don’t forget to visit the aquarium in Florya. It boasts a huge range of fish and underwater species from all over the world. You’ll also find a shopping mall next door with many cafes and restaurants where you can stop for lunch.
Find the perfect gift for someone back home at the Grand Bazaar. With over 4,000 stalls offering everything from ceramics and souvenirs to antiquities and hookahs, you’re bound to find the perfect gift for everyone.
With so many incredible restaurants in Istanbul, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Try and visit Durumzade at least once during your stay – you certainly won’t be disappointed. This eatery is very popular amongst the locals and offers a wide variety of Turkish dishes to suit all tastes and ages.
If you’re looking for a quiet and intimate holiday, look no further than the Eski Konak Hotel.