Weather Averages for Istanbul in February
Averages for Istanbul in February
February is a very chilly time to visit Istanbul, with temperatures rarely reaching above 8°C during the day and dropping to 3°C in the evening. There’s also a high chance you’ll experience a bit of rain so be prepared and pack accordingly.
If you’re feeling the cold, head to a local hamam to warm up. Çemberlitaş Hamamı, Cağaloğlu Hamamı and Galatasaray Hamamı are three of the best and are familiar with treating tourists. Relax on the warm marble and enjoy a professional massage.
Anyone travelling with children should head for the Rahmi M Koc Museum. This transport museum features an eccentric collection of displays and there’s even a hands-on gallery for the kids to enjoy.
The Church of St Saviour in Chora is home to famous mosaics and frescoes which are the most important examples of art from the Byzantine era.
If you feel like booking an excursion, what about the Imperial Tour? On this half-day trip, you’ll be treated to amazing sights, including the Haghia-Sophia, Blue Mosque, Hippodrome and the Grand Bazaar. Suitable for the whole family, this excursion is a great way to see the best sights in just a few hours.
Siva Cafe Restaurant comes highly recommended and is sure to please if you’re looking for traditional Turkish dishes and second-to-none. The restaurant boasts some of the best food in the whole of Istanbul.
Hotel Sebnem is ideal for families and couples looking for a budget holiday in Istanbul. This hotel offers comfortable rooms with flat screen TVs, WiFi, mini bar and central heating – something which you’ll be glad of in February.