What's the Weather like in Kusadasi in December
December is characterised by cold temperatures, rainfall hitting its peak of the year, and cloud coverage hitting its peak of the year. It is the month with the worst conditions for most holidaymakers as the beaches are cold and wet. The average temperature in December is 11 C (52 F) which is the second coldest average of the year.
Temperatures pick up where they left off in November with highs and lows of 15 C (59 F) and 6 C (43 F) on the 1st with possible highs of 18 C (64.4 F) and possible lows of 3 C (37.4 F). Probability of rainfall hits its peak of the year on December 4th at 41% chance making the beginning of the month one of the rainiest periods of the year.
As the month progresses the highs and lows continue to slightly drop coming in at 13 C (55.4 F) and 5 C (41 F) on the 11th and dropping furthermore to 12 C (53.6 F) and 4 C (39 F) on the 21st with chances of highs as high as 17 C (62.6 F) and lows as low as -2 C (28.4 F). Rainfall stays fairly consistent from the beginning of the month with an average of 41% chance on the 21st.
Average Sea Temperature
By the end of the month the highs and lows stall coming in on average of 12 C (53.6 F) and 4 C (39 F) on the 30th with possible high temperatures of 17 C (62.6 F) and possible low temperatures of -3 C (26.6 F). This drop in temperature throughout the month causes the average sea temperature to drop from the previous month to 18 C (64 F). Probability of rainfall hits its low point of the month on the 28th at 39%.
The average amount of rainfall in December is 152 mm divided into 14 days making it the rainiest month of the year with almost half of the days seeing rainfall. There is also a very small chance of snow occurring during this month at 1.5% but it is a rare occasion. The most likely form of precipitation during this month is light rain with a 40% chance of occurring, then thunderstorms with a 29% chance of occurring, and finally moderate rain with a 27% chance of occurring.
December is the cloudiest month of the year as cloud coverage reaches its peak high at 66% (mostly cloudy) on the 8th and ends the month at 64% (mostly cloudy) on the 31st. The fairly constant coverage of the sky does not allow much sunshine with an average of 6 hours daily which is the lowest amount of the year.
Kusadasi Hotels in December
Akbulut Hotel and Spa
Open since 2009 the four-star Akbulut Hotel and Spa is a great place to stay for nature-lovers as it's located right near the entrance of the Dilek Peninsula National Park. With 70 standard rooms, six suites, and 12 family rooms, this hotel has enough accommodation to go around, each complete with a balcony that has a sea or National park view for a guaranteed gorgeous backdrop to your holiday. There's a games room with table tennis and darts, a basketball court and volleyball net, and a spa and wellness centre with aromatherapy and massaging services. When hunger strikes hit the snack bar or delicious open buffet.
Charisma Deluxe Hotel
Located next to the yacht harbor, Charisma Deluxe Hotel is a 5 star hotel with excellent proximity to Kusadasi's city centre. When you're ready for a refreshing dip, there are three pools to choose from: a children's pool, an outdoor pool with bar, and an indoor heated pool for cooler days. The main restaurant, Moonlight, offers an open breakfast and dinner buffet featuring international and Turkish cuisine, while the Blue Note bar in the lobby is the place to goyou're your favourite tipple. The hotel provides VIP transfer cars to any destination of your choosing.
Ilayda AvantGarde Hotel
The Ilayda AvantGarde Hotel is located in the Kusadasi city centre overlooking the Aegean Sea. Rooms come in standard, deluxe, and suite sizes and are all stocked with freeWifi, LED TV, minibar, safety deposit box, climate control, an electric kettle for coffee and tea, and a wonderful view of the ocean. What sets this hotel apart is its rooftop area complete with a bar and lounge and a swimming pool that offers an amazing view of Kusadasi and the Greek Islands.
Double Tree by Hilton
Located directly across from the main Kusadasi marina is the Double Tree by Hilton. This hotel welcomes you with a freshly baked cookie directly out of the oven before giving you a tour of its facilities and your room. Dining options include 2 A La Carte restaurants one situated on the rooftop along with a bar and the other on the first floor which serves authentic Italian cuisine. Other accommodations include a swimming pool, fitness centre, and rooms with a clean and modern design that offer a view of the sea.
Bars and Restaurants
Marina Real Chinese Restaurant
Try Marina Real Chinese Restaurant located on the Kusadasi marina. This indoor restaurant features typical Chinese inspired decor and offers lively karaoke nights as well as superb food and service. Unsurprisingly the Chinese food is top choice, however, this restaurant also offers Turkish, Mexican fare, as well as other international cuisine.
Located in Kusadasi's city centre Selam Restaurant merges international cuisine with a delightful atmosphere and a wonderful location. This restaurant boasts a lovely outdoor area with a great view of the nearby waterfront. Try the sea bass, BBQ prawns, and Turkish meatballs.
Things to do in Kusadasi in December
Ephesus Shuttles founded in 1988 was one of the first private organisers of shore excursions in Kusadasi, and it still provides shuttles to the ancient city of Ephesus and private guided tours of Izmir, Istanbul, and Kusadasi. This company has prospered largely because they give you full control over departure times; how much time you want to spend at different sites, plus you don't have to hang around for other group members.
With many shops and restaurants closed down in December why not visit Cinemarine and watch a film. The cinema offers a good choice of Turkish and English films and a clean, cosy environment ideal for passing a couple of hours away if the weather isn't too great.