weather can be pleasant, with
cool to warm days and chilly nights,
but you play cat and mouse with the rain.
I often travel to Istanbul and Cappadocia in
November because boutique
hotel rooms are more easily
available, prices are lower,
and crowds are smaller,
with shorter lines to get into major
still be possible and pleasant along
the Mediterranean coast—or
not (especially later in the month).
If your luck holds, you can have
a marvellous late-year beach vacation,
with low prices and no crowds.
Crowds are gone from the beach resorts,
some hotels in the resort towns close,
and life in the cities is more comfortable...but can
most important day of the month is November
10, the day Atatürk died in
1938 (at 9:05 am) in Istanbul's Dolmabahçe
Palace. The entire nation still
observes a moment of silence on that
day, at that time.
not a public holiday, on the day
of Atatürk's death, the
banners of newspapers are in black
than the customary red, and the national
hero's accomplishments and philosophy
are reviewed in schools and on radio
Istanbul Biennale art
exhibitions begin in mid-September
and last through October into November in 2013 in Istanbul.
The Islamic minor
festivals of Aşure falls
in November in 2013 and 2014. More...
Use this handy hotel search
box to check room
rates and availability anywhere
in Turkey in
—by Tom Brosnahan