What's the Weather like in Kusadasi in January
January is one of the coldest, rainiest, and cloudiest months throughout the year in Kusadasi making it a rare time for holidaymakers to visit. You can expect a cold climate with an average temperature of 10 C (50 F) and a fresh breeze that makes the ocean water mostly uncomfortable and warm clothes necessary.
The beginning of January sees highs and lows on average of around 12 C (53.6 F) and 3 C (37.4 F) with temperatures that can go as high as 16 C (60.8 F) and as low as -2 C (28.4 F). Rainfall hits its peak of the month at an average of 40% on January 4th with light rain being the most probable to occur at 16/40 of a chance. The cold temperatures cause an average sea temperature throughout January of 17 C (63 F).
As the middle of January comes about the highs and lows stay relatively constant with a slight drop at an average of 11.8 C (53 F) and 2.2 C (36 F) with the highest and lowest possible temperatures of 16 C (60.8 F) and -2.2 C (28 F). Probability of rainfall drops slightly coming in at around 38% chance on average on the 13th and drops to 37% on the 21st.
The end of January sees highs and lows on average of 11 C (51.8 F) and 2 C (35.6 F) with the highest and lowest possible temperatures being 16.2 C (61 F) and -2.3 C (27.8 F). Probability of rainfall reaches its lowest point of the month at 35% chance of occurring on the 31st. During this time there is a rare chance of snow that is most likely to occur throughout the year on the 20th at 2.3% chance.
The average amount of rainfall in January is 145 mm divided into 12 days which is the second highest throughout the year behind December so be sure to bring rainproof if visiting in this month. Light rain is the most likely form of rainfall to occur on 38% of those days that see rainfall, then thunderstorms at 29% of those days, and finally moderate rain on 27% of those days.
Skies are more likely to be cloudy in January with cloud coverage being on average of 62 % (partly cloudy). As the month progresses cloud coverage drops beginning at 64% (partly cloudy) ending the month on average of 58% (partly cloudy). This leads to one of the lowest average hours of daily sunshine of the year at 7 hours a day.
Kusadasi Hotels in January
Kusadasi Golf and Spa Resort
The Kusadasi Golf and Spa Resort is huge and has its own golf course complete with a driving range, a luxurious spa and indoor pool, and a shuttle service, which will take you to the nearby Shaia Beach. Food and drink facilities include a main dining restaurant in the Soke Restaurant, which serves international cuisine and 4 a la carte restaurants along with 4 bars. Choose from 475 decorated rooms and suites all stocked with an LED TV, air conditioner, refrigerator, and an electronic safe box.
Palm Wings Ephesus
Enjoy your holiday in Kusadasi at the Palm Wings Ephesus located on the beach. This beautiful hotel has 434 rooms including apartments with their own personal garden. All rooms include private bath and shower, hairdryer, satellite TV, air conditioning, a minibar and telephones. Entertainment includes a beauty centre, 3 swimming pools, an excellent sports area with tennis, basketball, volleyball, ping pong, and pool, plus a health club, and a covered pool and Jacuzzi area, which is open during January for a warm swimming experience.
Pine Bay Holiday Resort
Located right on the Kusadasi port the Pine Bay Holiday Resort is within 15 minutes to major attractions such as the Ephesus, the old tanneries of Kusadasi, the temple of Artemesia, and the church of St. John. From the aqua park with 5 exciting slides and 11 pools to a spotless Blue Flag beach equipped with lounge chairs in walking distance, this resort has plenty to offer the whole family. There are also 3 restaurants with the Terrace Restaurant serving themed dinners such as Turkish Night, Aegean Region, Italian Night, Mexican Night and more.
Vista Hill Hotel
Located on the Kusadasi seafront the Vista Hill Hotel has 315 rooms with a beautiful view (a sea view can be requested, especially during the low season of January), air conditioning, Wifi, and a mini bar. There is a bus service that can take you to the Kusadasi city centre, which is handy as the hotel is a bit isolated. There's a beautiful outdoor restaurant decorated with fantastic food art carvings. It serves a breakfast buffet and delicious lunch and dinner options.
Stay at the Palmin Hotel, which offers reduced prices during the winter season. This hotel contains 156 rooms comprised of twin, double, triple, and family sizes complete with satellite TV, a full bathroom, a digital safe, a mini-bar, tea and coffee making facilities, and a balcony. Dining options include 2 bars and 2 restaurants one outdoor and one indoor, which both serve a lunch and evening buffet. There is also a spa and wellness centre outfitted with a sauna, fitness, and steam room and can also get a delightful massage or your hair styled.
Bars and Restaurants
Santana Sports Bar and Grill
Known as the building with the massive dish on its roof, the Santana Sports Bar and Grill is a great nighttime option. This bar is open from 8:00 am 2:00 am on most days and is the perfect place to catch a game of footie or rugby. It is located on the Candan Tarhan Bulvari about 2 km from the Kusadasi waterfront.
Gossips Restaurant serves excellent English cuisine and is well known for their tasty fish and chips. The laid back ambiance is great for families, while an outdoor patio and indoor restaurant complete with a dance floor provides ample space to throw a few after dinner shapes. There's live entertainment, local and imported beer, plus the restaurant's staff will pick you up from your hotel if needed now that's what we call good service!
Things to do in Kusadasi in January
Blueege Travel Services
Take tours of Kusadasi and its famous attractions such as the Ephesus, the basilica of Saint John, the Shrine of the Virgin Mary, Terrace houses, Sirince, and Priene with Blueege Travel Services. Choose from a wide variety of tours such as a half day or full day with a mixture of different local and foreign attractions such as the Greek islands. Tours can go as far as central Turkey and Greece and still have you back at your hotel by the end of the day. Modes of transportation during tours include bus, cruises, and walks.
Explore the ancient city of Priene, which is located 35 km from Kusadasi. This place is full of history spanning skirmishes between the city itself and the Greek island of Samos, to its restoration by the famous city planner and architect Hippodamos who used the Grating System for the first time. It is worth visiting to see the well-preserved theatre and bouletarian, the Temple of Athena, gymnasium, stadium, and Byzantine church.