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Although traveling somewhere in spring might bring some weather surprises or you might need to put your sweater on in the evening, traveling somewhere far away in spring can also gift you a lot of perks.
One of the best places for early spring trips is definitely Turkey. From April to May this beautiful middle Asian country will start to blossom – and not speaking metaphorically.
Perfectly warm weather
Like many other countries in The South, Turkey has to deal with the pretty hot weather during summer. It might be okay for some people who don’t care about the heat so much and want to lie down on the beach, but for real adventurers, early spring is just perfect.
Just in March, weather in Turkey starts to get pretty warm, yet not burning hot. Moreover, because of the warmth starting so early, water gets warm pretty soon too. So if you decide to visit Turkey in March or April, you will still get a chance to swim in the Mediterranean Sea, since water there is about 18 degrees warm. Perfect, am I right?
The best time for sightseeing
It is also recommended to visit Turkey in spring because it will be easier to travel around the country. Turkey is proud of its culture, history, and people, and this country is famous not only with its plenty of ancient heritage, but also the miraculous nature works. For example, Pamukkale, the hills covered with white mineral glazes and full with blue water terraces, is most beautiful during sunny spring days.
On the other hand, people who can’t stand the heat — traveling families or just those people who don’t like tons of tourists wandering around — should definitely plan their trips to Turkey in spring. Weather, as mentioned, will be perfect, and there won’t be tons of tourists who will try to fight to get into tours!
Istanbul’s flowering spell
Of course, in spring, many flowers and trees start to blossom, so if you love real nature’s work and want to visit the capital city of Turkey – definitely travel here around April. Especially because of the fact, that it was the Turks who brought the first tulips to Europe.
Many people tend to think that the birthplace of this flower is Holland, but actually, tulips began to grow in the territory of the Ottoman Empire, and it was only brought to Europe in the sixteenth century. Therefore, Istanbul will literally explode with thousands of gardens full of millions colorful tulips, and you just must visit to admire such beauty.
Lack of tourists
It is worth mentioning that spring in Turkey is the off-season. Many travelers, especially from Europe, tend to visit this cheap and beautiful country either in the very beginning of summer or the beginning of fall. So if you manage to get here in March and April, you won’t meet tons of other tourists and also enjoy smaller hotels rates and cheaper food.
Because of the same reason, you might even get some discounts and bargains a lot easier as well (knowing that in Turkey, as in many other Muslim countries, barging in markets are not only acceptable but kind of necessary!).
So do you need more reasons why you must visit Turkey this spring? In this fantastic country you will find everything – from beautiful ancient culture and history, incredible beaches to perfect cuisine, blossoming nature, and most importantly – low prices. Really, Turkey is the place to choose if you want to have a perfect spring break.
Author Bio: Dovilė has a bachelor’s degree in communication science. Along with that, she has been professional writer for more than 5 years.