Fethiye Weather January Averages, Turkey
What's the weather like in Fethiye in January
January is the coldest month of the year, with an average day temperature of only 10°C. February is one degree warmer. At night, the mercury drops to an average low of 8°C, while in the afternoon, it climbs to an average high of 13°C. The sea temperature is low as well this time of year, averaging only 17°C. The same average is also recorded in April. Only in February and March is the Mediterranean Sea colder, with an average of 16°C.
This Mediterranean winter doesn't last very long, but can get cold, especially at night. During the day, the strong sun keeps it from getting too cold, but at night temperatures can drop below zero, especially at the highest altitudes. Wind is common in January and can sometimes make it feel even colder than it is. This is certainly no time to go for dips in the sea. Other outdoor activities, however, are absolutely possible.
January, December and November are among the two rainiest months in the resort, respectively receiving 114mm, 124mm and 118mm of rainfall. The chance that precipitation occurs on any given day is, in fact, at its annual high in Januaryore specifically, January 12 is the wettest day of the year with a 46% chance that it will rain.
The average chance of rainfall throughout the month ranges around 45% and doesn't change very much. There are three main types of precipitation this month. Thunderstorms are the most common type, occurring on 53% of all days with rainfall. Light rain and moderate rain are second and third, respectively happening on 31% and 16% of those rainy days.
This high amount of rainfall is related to cloud cover. January is the cloudiest month of the whole year, with a cloud cover of 78%. January 1 is historically the year's cloudiest day. Lots of clouds, of course, limit the amount of sunrays that peek through.
This relatively low number of sunshine hours is also the result of the short day in January. However, the day length increases in the course of the month, from 9.42 hours of daylight in the beginning to 10.20 daylight hours at the end.
Fethiye Hotels for January
Letoonia Club & Hotel
Fancy staying on a private peninsula in the forest? Letoonia Club & Hotel is ideally located; surrounded by pine trees and magnificent panoramic views of the Aegean Sea. The hotel provides maximum relaxation and comfort for its welcomed guests. The luxurious facilities along with splendid location don't fail to satisfy anybody visiting. You will find a fishing port and village in the resort, in the lively centre you will find daily entertainment. Properly relax on the shingle beaches or sit back in bar close by. Families, friends, couples are groups are all welcome.
Ece Saray Marina & Resort Hotel
A colonial-style spa hotel situated in the Fethiye marina, the Ece Saray Marina & Resort Hotel offers comfortable rooms and plenty of facilities to make your stay as convenient as possible. Facilities include a children's pool, a swimming pool, a hot tub, a gym, a spa and beauty centre, a lounge bar and a restaurant that serves Mediterranean and international food. The 48 rooms include 14 luxury suites and are equipped with an en-suite bathroom, internet access, a mini-bar, air-conditioning and a king-size bed. The suites also have a whirlpool bath with hydro-massage.
Sugar Beach Club
For affordable accommodation visit Sugar Beach Club, there are just two types of rooms here - deluxe or superior bungalows. Families, friends and couples will find this the ideal spot to stay, being so close to the beach is perfect all year round. Book here for cheap, clean accommodation and helpful staff.
Bars and Restaurant
Being on the coast where seafood is plentiful, you'll have to have fish for at least some of your meals during your stay in Fethiye. One authentic and satisfying way to taste the area's finest filets is to purchase your own at a local market and then take it to a restaurant to prepare it to your personal tastes.
Reis, situated at the harbor, is a firm favorite among tourists. For less than two pounds, you can get your fish cooked and served with salad and bread. An in-house menu local seafood is also available. An ideal spot to relax after a day of activities or beach chilling.
Cafe Cafe is on arı 95 Sokak and a definite must visit for sushi lovers. The highly rated cafe/restaurant serves speciality coffee for a refreshing break in the day or morning wake up; along with lots of popular bar drinks and a fabulous food menu. Nobody would visit without trying the lovely sushi, this place is ideal if you want a healthy break from meaty Turkish food. A sweet dessert from Cafe Cafe is the perfect way to finish a meal or day.
Arty's Fish and Chips
Staying by the sea, how can you not try the seafood? Arty's Fish and Chips serve up yummy fresh fish and are friendly and welcoming to all ages. Take your family to this place and have an enjoyable evening with brilliant food - this place definitely won't break the bank either!
Things to do in Fethiye in January
One of the most popular things to do in January in Fethiye is to go skiing. While January brings a lot of rain to the lowlands, it also brings snow to the mountains that are right behind the town. Therefore, if you are planning to visit Fethiye in January and want to enjoy all it has to offer, you will want to bring a ski jacket. Even if you aren't going to go skiing, you might want to bring warm clothes with layers and sun block to protect yourself from the cool sunny days that are part of Fethiye, even in January.
Another fun activity to do on one of those sunny January days is visiting Fethiye Market. This market is held every Tuesday and is the largest open-air market in the entire region. Attracting a host of vendors and tourists alike, this is one of the most popular attractions in town. Vendors set up their canvas tents on the banks of the river in central Fethiye and sell a wide variety of goods and products, from fresh fruit and vegetables to spices and grains to souvenirs, clothing and bags. If you want to score a cheap souvenir to take home or buy a gift for someone, this is the place to start looking.
Ruins of Tlos Ancient City
The biggest and most renowned landmark in Fethiye is the Tlos ruins. Anyone visiting Turkey should see these amazing left overs of the ancient city. The ruins of Tlos Ancient City are located high up on a hill, overlooking Xanthos Valley (one of the oldest and largest settlements of Lycia). The stunning views of the valley from the hill are just an added bonus! The ancient city was inhabited by Romans, Byzantines and Ottoman Turks. History lovers will find the Lycain city interesting and it was amazingly inhabited until the 19th century. See the tombs that date back to the 3rd century and get some awesome photos in this area of Fethiye.