What's the weather like in Side in October
Although autumn has officially begun in Side this month, October can still see some warm temperatures. The average temperature this month is 21°C (70°F), while the average low is 15°C (59°F), and the average high is 26°C (79°F). The beginning of October brings warm days with lots of sun, virtually no rain, and an average daily temperature of 23°C (73°F).
The middle of the month has slightly cooler, yet still sunny, days, an increase in the chance of rain, and an average daily temperature of 21°C (70°F). The end of October sees mostly sunny days, again with an increase in rain, and an average daily temperature of 19°C (66°F). The lowest ever recorded temperature in Side in October is 2°C (36°F), while the highest ever recorded temperature is 38°C (100°F).
Average Sunshine Hours
The amount of sunshine decreases this month, but it is still relatively high. The average daily sunshine for October is 10 hours. This is ample time for outdoor activities, and going to the beach is still possible this month, especially towards the beginning. Although there is more than five times as much rain in October as there is in September, the total is still minimal.
The average rainfall this month is 70mm spread out over six days, not nearly enough to cause you to stay indoors for several days.
Average Sea Temperature
Along with colder outside temperatures, the sea also cools off in September. The average sea temperature this month is 24°C (75°F), which is still warm enough water to be enjoyed by all, even for extended periods.
The average humidity in September is 58%, which is low and will not cause discomfort. October is a wonderful time to visit Side because of the cooler, yet still warm, temperatures and virtually no humidity.
Side Hotels in October
The Leda Beach Hotel 62 offers twin-bedded rooms, which are available in their main building or in bungalows located in their garden. All rooms have balconies, air-conditioning, and a mini-bar, while most also have sea views. They have two swimming pools (one for kids), a game room which includes table tennis and darts, and a private beach area with sunbeds and umbrellas for use, free of charge. The hotel has a main restaurant open for buffet style breakfast from 8 AM to 10 AM, as well as dinner from 7 PM to 9 PM. They also have a "theatre restaurant" and a pool bar, both offering snacks and drinks. They are about a seven minute walk from the city centre.
The Barut Arum is a hotel offering a variety of rooms (standard rooms, family rooms, junior suites, deluxe suites) over five different floors. All rooms come with air-conditioning, balconies, and towels for the beach. They have four restaurants on-site. One that is right on the beach, another offering a blend of Turkish and Mediterranean cuisine, one serving international dishes, and the last provided Asian food. There is also an area for small meals and snacks called the "Bonsai Snack," and a bakery offering cakes, desserts, and coffees. The hotel also puts on a variety of entertainment options, including live music and dance performances. There is also a spa offering healthy and beauty treatments. Barut Arum is a nine minute drive from the city centre.
Bars and Restaurants
The Cihan Pide Kebap Restaurant is wonderful if you are looking for local food as they offer mainly Turkish cuisine. This place is popular among locals and tourists alike and they serve things like high quality steaks, lentil soup, and mixed kebab. Their prices are affordable and they have a clean and simple décor that also uses wine bottles as part of the decoration. They also have outdoor seating among palm trees available. They are about a seven minute drive from the city centre.
If you are in the mood for seafood, head to the Orfoz Restaurant. They are known for their fish dishes, as "orfoz" means "fish" in Turkish. They also have other seafood options, salads, steaks, and curry dishes available, as they serve both a Turkish and international menu. They also have a variety of both local and international wines, and a selection of cocktails. Orfoz also offers a wonderful dining setting, as they have outdoor seating that overlooks the nearby harbour. They are open daily from 8 AM to 12 AM and are located within the city centre of Side.
Things to do in Side in October
Side has lots of natural beauty and the Manavgat Waterfall is the perfect example of this. The waterfall is not very high, but is beautiful nonetheless, with dark blue water that turns to white foam when it hits the falls, and is surrounded by lush, green plant life. There are areas next to the falls offering small bites and drinks, like local teas. The waterfall can be accessed either by foot, or by boat trips taking you close to the falls. Manavgat Waterfall is about a 15 minute drive from the city centre.
A great way to cool off on a hot October day is by visiting the aqua park at Water Planet. They offer a variety of options for people of all ages to enjoy. There is a 300 metre long course for rafting on artificial waves, bungee jumping from a distance of 70 metres in the air, a wave pool for relaxing and enjoying some drinks, and a kids' pool with various toys. There are also 24 different slides, from family friendly ones, to high speed ones for thrill seekers. They are usually open from 10 AM to 5 PM and they are about a 50 minute drive from the city centre.
If you enjoy golf, the Gloria Golf Club is the place for you. They are the biggest course in Turkey with 45 holes. They have two 18-hole courses, and one 9-hole course. Their "Old" course consists of holes built around pine trees and "natural foliage," created a serene environment perfect for golf. Their 18-hole courses consist of a "New" and an "Old" course. The "New" course was built in 2005 and was the host of the 2007 "European Seniors Tour Classic," and the "World Amateur Team Championship" in 2012. The club also has a driving range and offer lessons in a variety of languages. They are about an hour drive from the city centre.