Antakya, Turkey: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

Traveling to Antakya, Turkey? If you're planning to go to Antakya, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack:

When to go to Antakya, Turkey

Based on the climate and weather in Antakya, the best time to go is May. See below for details.

What to wear/what to pack for Antakya, Turkey by month

January

In January, Antakya can be very chilly and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 50s F (low 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the high 30s F (single digits C).

This is also a rainy time for Antakya, with several of the days of the month having rain. In January, humidity reaches as high as 60%.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Standard footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Socks
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Jacket or coat
  • Umbrella
  • Fleeces
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Light gloves or mittens

February

February in Antakya is crisp and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 40s F (single digits C) to high 50s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Long skirts
  • Dresses
  • Socks
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Pants or jeans
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Standard footwear
  • Light jacket or fleece

March

March here is chilly and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Standard footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Socks
  • Pants or jeans
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Long skirts

April

April in Antakya is mild. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 60s F (high 10s C) to low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Light footwear
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Dresses
  • Rain coat
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Umbrella
  • Long and short sleeve shirts

May

If you go to Antakya in May, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature. Expect it to rain occasionally. Daytime temperatures are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Light footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Dresses
  • Rain coat
  • Sandals

June

If you visit Antakya during June, you are likely to find that it is extremely warm and dry with little rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 60s F (low 20s C).

Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts or short pants
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Light footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sandals
  • Skirts

July

Traveling to Antakya in July, you will notice that it is extremely hot and dry with little rain. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts
  • Skirts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sunglasses

August

Traveling to Antakya in August, you will notice that it is consistently hot and dry with little rain. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sunglasses
  • Sandals
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Dresses

September

September in Antakya is really hot and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Skirts
  • Sandals
  • Rain coat
  • Shorts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Waterproof luggage

October

If you vacation in Antakya during October, you are likely to find that it is a perfect temperature. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light footwear
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Rain coat
  • Dresses

November

If you visit Antakya during November, you are likely to find that it is balmy and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 60s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 40s F (single digits C).

Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long skirts
  • Socks
  • Pants or jeans
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Dresses
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Standard footwear
  • Light jacket or fleece

December

In December, Antakya can be brisk and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the 50s F (low 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 40s F (single digits C).

This is also a rainy time for Antakya, with several of the days of the month having rain. In December, humidity reaches as high as 60%.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Socks
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Dresses
  • Umbrella
  • Long skirts
  • Pants or jeans
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Standard footwear

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Antakya, Turkey

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Antakya, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types C and F
  • A SIM card that works in Antakya
  • If you plan to visit a church, make sure to bring appropriate clothing
  • If you are visiting a temple, pack respectful clothing
  • Appropriate museum wear

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