Weather Averages for Istanbul in March
Averages for Istanbul in March
Istanbul’s cool winters are still in effect in March, which sees temperatures range between 11°C and 4°C throughout the month. Rain is still a high possibility, so make sure you pack for it.
Turkey is filled with fantastic markets, including the Grand Bazaar which is one of the largest in Europe. Here you’ll find over an astonishing 4,000 shops offering everything from Oriental rugs and antiquities to hookahs, jewellery, souvenirs and ceramics.
Booking an excursion is the best way to see the sights in a short time with the help of an experienced guide. The Ottoman Wonders Tour is one of the most popular half day tours and includes Topkapi Palace, Suleymaniye Mosque and the Golden Horn.
Turkey is known for its fabulous Sufi music but Whirling Dervishes are outlawed and therefore rarely seen in Istanbul. Fortunately, the Galata Mevlevihanesi hosts two Whirling Dervishes concerts each month just for tourists.
Sample the best Turkish Delights in Istanbul at the Hafiz Mustafa 1864. Here you’ll be invited to try a huge range of tempting treats before picking your favourites and taking them with you. The staff here speak perfect English and are always happy to help.
If you’re looking for a night to remember reserve a table for the Turkish Dance Night at Hodjapasha. Groups and solo performers take to the stage accompanied by live music. As a special gift, for every two tickets purchased you’ll receive a free DVD of the show.
Erboy Hotel boasts an amazing location just a short distance from loads of popular landmarks in Istanbul. Guests can enjoy a wonderful meal in the indoor restaurant or the panoramic terrace restaurant before relaxing with a long drink in the blues bar.