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Local time: 23rd Nov 01:23

Weather Averages for Istanbul in May

image Temperature 61°F


image Low Temperature 54°F


image High Temperature 68°F


image Sunshine Hours 9 hrs
image Rainfall 40mm
Rainfall days 9 days
image Sea Temperature 61°F


Averages for Istanbul in May

May in Istanbul is pleasantly warm. Temperatures reaching a warm 21°C are common during the day, dropping down to a much cooler 12°C after sunset.

One of the most interesting and lively places to visit in Istanbul is under the Galata Bridge, where you’ll find a huge array of cafes, restaurants, bars and tea houses with waterfront seating and cheap drinks.

Witness the exotic ethnic mix of Istanbul at Prince’s Island. Here you’ll see people of all nationalities together and is where Greek, Armenian and Jews continue to rub shoulders with the Turks in the local squares. 

A wonderful way to see Istanbul is on board a Bosphorus Cruise Tour. On this excursion you’ll explore the fascinating Egyptian Spice Bazaar before cruising along the Bosphorus, taking in many spectacular sights including luxury palaces and decadent mansions. Multilingual tour guides are always at hand to give you tips or answer any questions. 

Another fantastic excursion to consider during your holiday in Istanbul is a Europe and Asia Walking Tour. On this trip you’ll be treated to a variety of sights that most tourists don’t get to see, including several markets and bazaars, a trip onboard a ferry and some stunning landmarks.

Metropolis Restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and offers an extensive menu with something to suite all tastes. Stop by in the morning for a traditional Turkish breakfast and return in the evening for a fabulous mixed meze dish. Be sure to take a peek at the large cocktail menu – this restaurant serves some of the best long drinks in the whole of Istanbul.

The Peninsula Hotel is fantastic for families and couples looking for a low cost holiday in Istanbul. This hotel offers large comfortable rooms complete with WiFi, air conditioning, heating and mini bar. 

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