Turkey in May: all about the weather, locations and events

Turkey in May: all about the weather, locations and events

Turkey is more than just stalls of kebab and rahat-lukum. The place itself is full of excitement and is one of the most popular tourist locations in the world. If you are planning to visit Turkey soon, you are doubly lucky: May is the perfect time to travel, not only because of the magnificent beauty of this place, but also because of the huge number of different festivals. The weather at this time is very pleasant, so you can do some outdoor activities. And the sky in Turkey in May... The endless blue, framed by cotton-candy clouds. This is something you will not see at any other time of the year!

The weather in Turkey in May

As for the temperature in May, we can say that the weather is quite sunny and pleasant. These are ideal conditions for those who want to go exploring the surrounding area. The temperature is 12-21 degrees, the wind is not cold. By this time in the country everything is in bloom, and the scenic beauty complements the magical impression of the trip.

Turkey's best May events

Istanbul Music Festival

The Istanbul Music and Jazz Festival is perhaps one of Turkey's most important events in the month of May. The festival is held to highlight the amazing classical and jazz music. The venue, which changes every year, attracts tourists to be interested in the culture and history of the city, which has a positive effect on the reputation and recognition of the country. The festival features world-famous orchestras and jazz performers who come from all over the world to showcase their talent.


In the middle of May, the month of Ramadan begins. This month is one of the five pillars of Islam in the Muslim world. During the month of Ramadan, faithful Muslims renounce eating, drinking, smoking, and intimacy during the day. But despite the strictness of this tradition, during this time the bustle of the city intensifies, and the atmosphere is so good that you will definitely not be able to pass by. Most people who come here during the month of Ramadan explain that the city is transformed during the month of Ramadan.

The best places to visit in Turkey in May

There are many beautiful locations in Turkey that are worth visiting. We suggest you pay attention to those of them whose scenic beauty captures the imagination in May!

Kabak Beach

Most people who are planning a vacation in Turkey in May choose Kabak Beach to start their vacation. The tranquil nature of the beach is perfect for sitting back and having a good time. And to enhance the experience, we recommend to rent a car and go for a trip along the Kabak Valley. The beauties are shocking and stunning!


Patara is probably one of the most popular attractions in Turkey. It is the longest beach in the country, and therefore there is an incredible variety of activities for every taste. And if you are lucky, you will be able to watch the moonrise and sunset, which occur at the same time. Many visitors of Patara note that this place is truly mystical and mesmerizing.

City of Ephesus

If you are interested in history, you will definitely like the city of Ephesus. It is about 30 kilometers from Kusadasi in Selcuk. In ancient times, the city was an active trading center and a place that attracted people from all over the continent. Most of the city is now a ruin, but among them, the Great Theater is beautifully preserved. 

Where to stay in Turkey in May


Bodrum is considered one of the most attractive resorts in the country. It will especially appeal to lovers of culture and history, because here you may feel a sense of life in the Greco-Roman era.


When it comes to beaches in Turkey, the possibilities are actually limitless. There are countless attractive coves around the Oludeniz, which makes it stand out from the list of locations. The area from Butterfly Valley to Paradise Beach is the best place to live.

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