Still rainy many
days in much of the country, perhaps
with some snow, though there
may be some good periods on the south Aegean and Mediterranean coasts.
may be some wet snow, or rain, or
bright sunny days when the air
may be brisk but the sun
is warm and
everyone heads outdoors for a stroll. I
often travel to Istanbul and Cappadocia in
March because boutique
hotel rooms are more
easily available, prices
are lower, and
crowds are smaller,
with shorter lines to get into major
The flowers are blooming by mid- to
International Istanbul Film
in mid-March and lasts until mid-April.
Local Elections 2014
In 2014, local elections will be held on March 30th. An important bellwether of the political mood of the country, days leading up to and following the elections may see political gatherings and demonstrations. Local governments and the national government may take measures to maintain order that may include restricting access to certain areas of major cities, blocking streets, halting public transport services, etc. If you plan to be in a major Turkish city on or around March 30th, stay up to date on developments through TurkeyTravelPlanner.com, your country's consulate, or hotel personnel so that you won't be inconvenienced by restricted access—you want to be able to travel easily to and from your hotel, particularly if you are leaving or arriving by plane.
the end of March, if the weather
is moderate, you may be able to see
the dolphins leaping and cavorting
in the Sea
of Marmara and the Bosphorus as they pass through Istanbul on
their annual migration to the Black
still cold and snowy in
with some mountain passes closed.