Weather in February in Dalyan can be a nice time to visit in order to avoid the summer crowds, but it can still be a little too cold to enjoy the nearby sea. Instead, visitors will have to take advantage of the myriad of activities that can be found on land.
Even though the overall rainfall amounts are down from the previous month, with a shorter amount of days almost half of the month sees some measurable rainfall. Overall, the month receives an average of 76mm of precipitation spread over a total of 12 days. Visitors will need to account for the somewhat rainy conditions when planning a trip to Turkey during this time of the year.
Temperatures throughout the month are slightly warmer than the previous month by just a few degrees. Jackets and scarves are still needed, especially in the evening hours to ward off the damp cold that can be felt thanks to the nearby water. Mornings will begin with an average overnight low of 5°C (41°F). Throughout the day, temperatures will slowly climb to an average afternoon high of 14°C (57°F). Even with sun, visitors will need to dress appropriately for the weather conditions.
Just a month into the year, the average amount of sunshine has grown by one hour. During this time of the year, visitors can expect to see an average of 8 hours of sunshine each day. Unfortunately, water temperatures make it to still cold to get in the sea and enjoy the various water sports. Water temperatures in this month are actually some of the coolest of the year and colder than the prior month. Average seawater temperatures for this time of the year are 16°C (61°F). It will be a few more months before sea surface temperatures are warm enough for visitors to enjoy all that the region has to offer.
WHERE TO STAY
Recently opened in 2013, Boutique Hotel Montana is a great place to relax with friends or as a couple. With 16 guest rooms and a total of 35 beds, this hotel is small enough for one-on-one service, but large enough for amenities that guests expect. The hotel offers three different room types that are perfect for vacationers with different budgets. Additionally, the hotel has a large outdoor pool, as well as a bar and lounge area.
Located right along a river, the Keysan Yunus Hotel offers peace and tranquility for its guests. This boutique hotel is set among an immaculate garden and each room has either a view of the garden or the nearby forest. There are 23 bungalow style rooms that feature air conditioning as well as a terrace or balcony. Guests may also take advantage of the pool and bar or just enjoy the day sitting by the river and watching the boats go back and forth.
One of the nicest hotels for a February getaway is the Berg Hotel. The hotel features a number of different room options that are perfect for individual travelers all the way up to families. In addition, there are suites that are perfect for those looking to stay a while and those who are on their honeymoon. With an on-site restaurant to enjoy, there is a lot to like about this hotel.
THINGS TO DO
Despite the cooler conditions in the month of February, there are still plenty of activities around the region. In fact, mountain biking has become one of the more popular things to do while on holiday. The region is perfectly situated so participants can ride near the water or try a harder trip on some of the nearby hills. There are a number of designated routes already in use and riders will find plenty of beautiful scenery along the trip as well as places to rest for a snack. Bikes can be rented and are also available through many hotels. There are also numerous companies that provide daily bike tours for visitors.
If guests like four wheels better than two, it is also possible to rent ATVs for a great adventure. Many companies will rent the machines and take guests out into the forest for a little jumping and mud riding. Guests will go through a class to get them familiar with the machine before the adventure begins. This is a great way to spend an afternoon as a family or just with the guide.
RESTAURANTS AND NIGHTLIFE
KervanSaray Ocakbasi Restaurant is always rated as one of the best in the region and worth a try while in the area. Known for its Turkish pizza, the restaurant also has delicious wraps as well as kebabs. The wait staff and owners are very friendly and make all guests feel right at home. It is also located along a quiet street and offers a perfect getaway for a romantic night out.
Those looking to get a great steak should look no further than Chef's Steak House. The restaurant itself offers a rustic feel with exposed beams and a large dining area. Service is top notch with a well-education and friendly staff. Additionally, the food is reasonably priced and the restaurant also has a full-service bar with an extensive wine list.
Located in the centre of the city and right next to the main taxi office is Dalyan Delta Bar. The bar features karaoke as well as a special Delta Bar shot and whopping three-liter cocktail taps. This is definitely the place to have a good time once the sun goes down and the party cranks up.