The main difference in the climate of October in Alanya, Turkey will be seen in the night time temperatures. Days are still extremely warm, dropping off just slightly from the summer months. Additionally, there will be slightly more rainfall, but not much. This is to be expected after the incredibly dry summers in Alanya. The average low temperature for October is 15°C (59°F). Those who plan on being out partying or dining during October may find a light jacket or long sleeves more comfortable, although most will be comfortable in even short sleeves. The average high temperature is still very warm at 25°C (77°F).
There are about 10 hours of average daily sunshine. The length of the day decreases by about one hour over the month. October 1 is the longest day, with 11:47 hours of sunlight, and October 31 is the shortest, with 10:40 hours.
The average sea temperature in October is about 24°C (75°F), which is still quite warm enough for swimming and watersports.
October draws in more rainfall, with 7 days of precipitation and monthly measurement of 80mm. Rain typically occurs as light rain or the rare summer thunderstorm.
The skies above Alanya in October are typically mostly clear or partly cloudy. Humidity ranges from comfortable (32%) to humid (81%). Daily wind speeds vary from light air to moderate breeze. Winds typically blow in from the north or northwest, though sometimes from the south.
October is characterised with fairly consistent temperatures, with a drop over the course of the month. In the beginning, the average is about 24°C (75°F), with highs of 29°C (84°F) and lows of 18°C (64°F). The day is still long, with more than 10 hours of sunlight. By that end of the month, the days have shortened, rainfall has increased, and averages are about 18°C (64°F), with highs of 24°C (75°F) and lows of 13°C (55°F).
Where to Stay
The Mesut Hotel is an accommodation that is located within a very close proximity to many restaurants, bars and pubs. Past guests have commented that the nightlife in the immediate area is quite lively. There is always a great selection and a fun atmosphere. They also say that, although drinks can be a bit expensive, the establishments make up for that by offering deals such as 'buy one, get one free'. There is a bus stop just outside the hotel which makes frequent trips to the main part of Alanya for even more options. Shopping in the area can be fun for those who like to haggle. Many of the shops sell similar items, therefore it is easy to find a seller who will make a great deal.
Hit the Beach
In October the weather starts to cool, and swimming is not recommended. Nonetheless, if you feel like exploring, you can wander from the centre of town to one of the beaches nearby: Kleopatra Beach, named after the Ptolemaic queen's visit, Keykubat Beach, named after the Sultan Kayqubad I, or Damlatas Beach, named for its famous dripping caves.
Eating & Drinking Out
Cikla Restaurant offers a variety of Turkish dishes. The lunches are leisurely, the olives fresh, and you can even smoke shisha afterwards with coffee.
The Green River Restaurant is a bustling venue with nightly entertainment, welcoming staff and outstanding food. Visitors rave about the service and the festive atmosphere.
The Emerald Garden Restaurant offers a quieter ambiance for those in search of some tranquility with their dinner. Try the tender duck or spicy ginger chicken, and top off with coffee and crepes.
Things to Do
Perge is one site that tourists should make a point to see. The once-important ancient city was renowned for the worship of Artemis, and Alexander the Great and St. Paul both visited the area. Rich with history, these ancient ruins are incredibly well preserved. This is not only seen in the large structures, but it is also evident in the smaller ones as well, which gives visitors the sense of being transported back hundreds of years when they walk between the stone columns. Previous visitors recommend setting aside a few hours and bringing an informative guidebook along in order to truly appreciate the Perge.
There are various tours that can include the Perge or a combination of other famous Turkish landmarks. One of the best for seeing a little of everything involves not only the ancient city but also the Aspendos and Kursunlu Waterfalls. Another popular tour of the area is done via Jeep safari. It covers lots of the beautiful Taurus Mountains and allows tourists to visit a traditional Turkish village. There are many tours to choose from which can usually be booked through your hotel or a nearby tour operator.