Weather Averages for Istanbul in January
Averages for Istanbul in January
Istanbul is the largest city in Turkey located on the north western coast. The city enjoys a varied climate with sunny summers, snowy winters and plenty of humidity throughout the year. Spring and autumn are the most popular times to visit, but winter is also popular.
January is one of the coolest months to visit Istanbul, with temperatures reaching a chilly 8°C during the day and dropping to 3°C after dark. It’s highly likely that you’ll experience rain during your stay, so be sure to wrap up warm and bring some waterproofs with you.
Escape from the chill by popping into the Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum. It is packed with beautiful items such as Turkish carpets, illuminated Qur’ans, calligraphy pieces and even a parlour. It’s a fantastic opportunity for the whole family to find out about Istanbul’s history.
Spend half a day exploring the Topkapi Palace. There is an entrance fee but it’s worth it to see the Harem, Imperial Treasury and the amazing views from the innermost courtyard.
At the Can Oba Restaurant you can choose from an extensive menu which features traditional Turkish kebabs and grilled meat, a selection of seafood, international dishes and the chef’s specialities.
The newly-opened Basileus Hotel offers stylish and comfortable accommodation with discounts and special offers available throughout the year. Guests are invited to make full use of the breakfast buffet, free WiFi, free internet cafe, valet service, concierge and excursion booking desk.