Let it be said right away … the spring in Antalya is absolutely amazing. Bright, sunny and above all a few months further ahead than here in Denmark. This means, that the temperature is a lot warmer than at home – and this already from early March. But yes, rainy weather also happens. Just not in the same scale as home.
So spring in Antalya can be quite liberating, when you are tired of heavy rain and wind at home. Once it was snow and snow, but this winter has offered nothing but rain, rain, rain. And then I have more than difficult not to dream about +20 degrees and glorious sun on a blue sky.
For a few years I was lucky to go there in early or mid April. Need I say, that it was incredible and a much needed vitamin injection after some slightly gray and dreary months, which January and February often are?
Possibility of cheap flights:
And then there are also that some airlines (especially sunexpress and Pegasus) have some pretty cheap tickets right this season. I have almost always been able to find tickets for around £ 100 return (from Denmark), when I leave on a short 5-day trip. If you are able to have a longer trip, it is not impossible, that it can be even cheaper!
The other day I sat and messed around a bit with plane tickets and departures. A little bad habit of mine, when the dreams and the desire to get away, takes over. I couldn’t quite make the days to fit with calender. But I saw round-trip tickets at quite awkward times (and days), where you could go for around 91£ (without luggage) … Then suddenly it becomes even more fun …
But in general cheap tickets to Antalya are not unrealistic to find in the early spring months.
City holidays and spring in Antalya:
And spring in Antalya – well, that’s good. I have previously written that the city is perfect for a quick stroll / short city break rather than the usual cities you might be use to enjoy: London, Paris, Nice, Barcelona, Berlin, etc.….
The temperatures are just perfect and high enough for t-shirt and a skirt during the day and a pair of pants and a sweater in the evening. And who doesn’t want to have a little sun in their cheeks and sit out for lunch at the end of March?
If you choose to go there, then I can only recommend going to some of the small cozy hotels inside Kaleici (the old town). After all, it is not (yet) unbearably hot like in the summer down in Kaleici. And the noise is (not yet) as violent as it can be during peak season with many people in the city.
Hotels in the city:
I have many hotels, I can recommend, but especially the Char Me Boutique hotel, Minyon and Alp Pasa have caught my eye. But there are many more that you can take a look at here. Also Sky Kamer is a really nice hotel (and with a phenomenal view) just outside Kaleici and almost opposite the Yivli Minare Mosque.
And with hotels inside the city, there are hundreds of eateries to choose from. And lots of activities and sights (and even a small beach, if the weather is super fine) where to entertain.
If you have a little doubt about, what a city like Antalya has to offer, you might have some ideas of what to see in Antalya. Since I wrote the article, the cable car at the end of Konyaalti beach has also been added. As well as the possibility of sailing in a submarine from the port of Kaleici. The city museum has been around for several years now, but has just undergone a major renovation and is really worth a visit. And then you can easily slip into the fine Karaalioglu park, which is in the extension of Kaleici, where you can enjoy some food, the atmosphere and the good view.
Yes … I am actually as good as going to the airport. At least in my mind. Maybe you want to join…?
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This article was written before the corona virus was an issue. Let us just hope, that the world soon will be going back to normal 🍀🍀