Averages for Lara Beach in January
January is the coldest month at Lara Beach and the area has a distinct winter and summer season. Being on the Mediterranean, the ocean does have a moderating effect on the temperatures but winter cam be cold and is also the wettest season here. The average temperature in January is a cool 10°C that lies between the average high/low temperatures of 5°C and 15°C. On fine days there can still be things you can do if you want to escape the harsh winter...
Daily averages for Lara Beach
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January is the coldest month at Lara Beach and the area has a distinct winter and summer season. Being on the Mediterranean, the ocean does have a moderating effect on the temperatures but winter cam be cold and is also the wettest season here. The average temperature in January is a cool 10°C that lies between the average high/low temperatures of 5°C and 15°C. On fine days there can still be things you can do if you want to escape the harsh winter conditions in other areas of Europe and the United Kingdom. The weather here can be windy on the coast and there is a 22% chance of getting a windy day.
Average rainfall this month is 180mm that falls over 10 to 11 days. On wet days the rain will fall nearly all day with some heavy and then lighter falls. The amount of rain will drop towards the end of the month with each month now getting less rainfall. There is a 41% chance of rain this month and a 28% chance of it being a cloudy day. Humidity is rather high this month at 65% due to the amount of rain and not the temperatures. The humidity will remain stable until April when it will increase slightly with the higher temperatures of late spring.
The amount of sunshine around the Mediterranean is always good even in the winter months where you get more rainfall. Average sunshine hours during January are 10 each day that are just 2 hours less than the maximum seen between March and June. The hours will lengthen towards the end of the month with February seeing an extra hour each day. Chances of a sunny day are 29%.
At this time of the year there are no foggy days and you shouldn't see any until March when it is expected to have one foggy day.
Where to stay
For a great place that is all-inclusive stay at Liberty Hotels Lara on the Mediterranean coast that is near Antalya International Airport. A large outdoor pool is surrounded by lush vegetation and there is an adult only silence pool for quiet peaceful swimming and relaxation. You can choose from a standard, large standard, family or family duplex room for larger groups. All rooms are air conditioned, have satellite TV, phones, mini bars, desk, complimentary toiletries and slippers. Some of the rooms have a full sea view and some have a partial view.
There are several restaurants here including the Jasmine Main Restaurant serving local and international dishes from breakfast to dinner at night. Other offerings are an Italian, seafood and an Asian restaurant, a Turkish tent serving pizza and gozlemes and a snack bar for light lunches by the pool or on the beach. Choose from 1 of 5 bars serving a variety of alcoholic and non alcoholic beverages, herbal teas and healthy juice options.
There are many sporting activities to choose from and you can use the indoor pool or silence pool if you are here in the colder months.
Barut Lara is also on the beach and has a spa and wellness centre to rejuvenate your mind and body. There are a variety of suites to choose from sleeping from 2 to 5 people. All rooms have air conditioning, satellite TV, mini bars, bathrooms, bathrobe and slippers, tea and coffee making facilities and some have a balcony or terrace. Eat at one of the 9 restaurants offering a variety of Turkish and international cuisines and enjoy a drink at one of the 5 bars. There is a variety of sports and other activities including a children's playground, water sports centre and games room.
Swimming pool Barut Lara, Lara Beach.
Things to do
Turkey is rich in history and the Antalya Museum was established in 1922 to showcase this part of the country. The 13 galleries have artefacts from earliest man in the area such a pottery, jewellery, tools and religious icons and idols. Some finds date back to 700 years BC and have been sorted chronologically. There is also an outdoor garden section with exhibits and the museum is one of the world's best.
The Antalya Aquarium is a must for all lovers of the sea and is one of the largest in the world. The tunnel is the longest at 131 metres and 3 metres wide and contains hundreds of species of fish and sharks. Shark feeding time is a must as divers enter the tank and hand feed these toothy beasts. You can get a souvenir photo to remember your visit and have a meal in one of the restaurants.
Where to eat and drink
The Stella Manzaras Restaurant in Lara Beach offers you great food and fantastic views across the bay. Dishes include starters, mains and desserts with a range of salads, seafood and meat dishes. Drinks include white and red wines, champagnes, beer, spirits, cocktails and teas and coffee. Favourites are the steaks with peppercorn sauce, stroganoff and chicken dishes.
Turguay Steak House serves local meat from the Taurus Mountains. Dishes include beef, veal, lamb, meatballs, burgers and sausages. All of your favourite cuts of meat are here with T-bones, ribs, porter house, tenderloin and chops. Delicious sauces enhance rather than disguise the tender meat dishes.
Seraser Fine Dining Restaurant has its own herb and veggie garden ensuring fresh seasonal produce all year round. Starters include goat's cheese soufflé, beef tartar, beef Carpaccio, mussels, octopus and an antipasti or cheese plate. Enjoy the homemade pasta and sushi and for mains there is chicken, duck, lamb and octopus. Desserts include traditional classic dishes such as tarte tartin, chocolate dipped fruits, cannolli, homemade ice cream and crème brulee.