November is the last month of autumn, but at times can feel more like winter in Dalyan. Temperatures cool throughout the month and it can be downright chilly, especially in the early morning hours. Cooling water temperatures also make it too cold to enjoy the nearby sea and effectively shut down water sports until the next year.
In addition to cooling temperatures, higher rainfall rates also mark the fact that winter is coming on quickly. This is the second wettest month of the year with an estimated 93mm of precipitation expected. While much of the month is still dry and the precipitation comes over just a period of 9 days, it can be heavy at times and mess with outdoor plans.
Throughout the month, temperatures cool from beginning to end. The average daily temperature is a cool 14°C (57°F). Visitors will need to bring some heavier winter gear for the early morning hours when average overnight low temperatures will fall to 8°C (46°F). While temperatures are still well above freezing, any breeze coming off the nearby sea will make it feel cooler than it actually is. Throughout the day, temperatures will climb to an average afternoon high of 19°C (66°F). This is cool enough for a light jacket to be needed later in the day.
Temperatures are also cooling just offshore, the average sea surface temperature is a chilly 21°C (70°F). This may be warm enough for those with a wetsuit, but the average family will not want to go for a swim. Vacationers also see a little less sun during this time of the year. The region receives an average of 8 hours of sunshine per day.
While it might be cooler, the crowds are much lighter during this time of the year and deals can make it an especially good time to visit the region and Turkey.
WHERE TO STAY
While it may be more of a low-cost hotel, the treatment at the BinKaya Hotel is first rate. Family owned, the staff and administration treat every guest the same and are there to meet every need. Guests can use the pool and also enjoy the home cooked meals. This is the perfect choice for those on a budget who are still looking for a quality hotel.
With a prime location right on the water, the Keysan Yunus Hotel offers guests some tranquility in the middle of a bustling city. With 23 bungalow style rooms, there is plenty of space for guests to stretch out in and enjoy during a November trip. The hotel features a stunning garden as well as a pool and bar. Guests can also spend the day lounging by the nearby river and watching the busy November water traffic.
Holiday Calbis is a great choice for visitors who are looking for it all in their hotel. One of the largest resorts in the region the hotel has three pools, including one just for adults and one children's pool. Families will enjoy gathering around the table to have breakfast and the parents can partake of the bar later in the day. Each room has air conditioning and there is also transportation that is available to the centre of town. If the weather isn't cooperating, there is a well-stocked library and a TV room to enjoy.
THINGS TO DO
Those who enjoy nature will like going on a bird watching trip. Leaving daily from various locations within the region, there are professional guides that will take guests out to find species that are native to the area. It is a good bet that guests will see something that they have never seen before.
With the weather turning colder in the month of November, visitors are not always able to hit the outdoor attractions. However, as Dalyan has grown in popularity with tourists, there has been a steady increase in the number of gift shops. Spending time going from one to another is a great way to spend a rainy afternoon and bring home a trinket to remind you of your trip.
RESTAURANTS AND NIGHTLIFE
A trip to Dalyan is not complete without a stop at Café Yummy. As the name implies, the food is outstanding and will leave guests coming back again and again. This is a great spot to have a light lunch followed by a delicious homemade dessert or coffee. The laid back and relaxed atmosphere along with an attentive staff is certainly a winner.
Ramazan Han is the perfect spot for dinner on a chilly November night. At this time of the year, guests like to gather inside around the fireplace to enjoy a well-made drink and delicious meal. The restaurant serves traditional Turkish meals at a reasonable price and with large portions; no one will be going home hungry. A friendly wait staff will complete a terrific visit no matter the time of year.
Those looking for one of the best cosmopolitans or mojitos in the region will enjoy Ottoman Karaoke and Cocktail Bar. This is a great spot to sit outside and mix and mingle with both locals and tourists from around the world. The fun and friendly vibe draws customers in and keeps them coming back time and time again. This is one spot where you arrive as strangers, but leave as friends.