Is Turkey A Good Holiday Destination For October Half Term?

Updated 30 September 2022 | by Lara McComish

Turkey has always been a popular destination for family holidays. And with October half-term just around the corner, we're here to show you why you should book a villa in Turkey for a hit of late-season sun. 

Beach in Turkey

Is Turkey A Good Holiday Destination For October Half Term?

The long and short of it is, yes. Firstly, Turkey offers great value to holidaymakers, especially outside the peak season. In fact, many of our own villas in Turkey boast hefty early booking discounts this half term but this isn't just about us...  Back to Turkey, it's about a four-hour flight away and it presents a myriad of cultures to your little ones upon landing. 

Family on a beach

What's The Weather Like?

With a foot in both Europe and Asia, the weather in Turkey towards the end of October can vary depending on where you base yourselves. Three coastlines rule the roost - the Black Sea, the Aegean and the Turquoise Coast. And with great power comes great responsibility, which is why these coastal stretches are chored with being the most likely to deliver on sun, sun, sun! We're talking highs in the twenties from coast to coast.

Rain can pick up in parts once autumn hits, but the temperature itself maintains a balmy feel almost all over. Rain or shine, sea temperatures flounder at around 24C throughout October. But if you're more of a culture vulture, then Istanbul peaks at 20C at this time of year. Not bad compared to those cold, dreary school mornings, eh? 

Turkey: The Best Villa Destinations

aka our pick of destinations for half term villa holidays...


1. Antalya

Antalya, Turkey

Antalya is the gateway to the ever glorious Turquoise coast. With mile after mile of white sand beaches, cut-off coves and famous blue seas - your kids will have never felt further away from their classrooms...


2.  Bodrum

Bodrum, Turkey

Expect the best from a villa holiday in Bodrum. It's got family-friendly beaches and a palm-lined promenade to match. Steer away from sterile history lessons and whisk the kids off to explore ancient ruins in this attractive Turkish town. 


3. Hisarönü 

Hisarönü, Turkey

Straddled between two coastal resorts, Hisarönü is a small resort with big pulls for families. The brilliant beach is primed for holidaymakers with rental sunbeds, canoes and pedalos to keep everyone and their mother entertained.


Top 5 Things To Do In Turkey With Kids

Kids on holiday

We know they'll love the luxury of having a villa with private pool but here are some great day trips the kids will love almost as much... 

1. A safari in Marmaris

2. Splashing about at Oludeniz Water World Aquapark

3. Taking in Bodrum Castle

4. Meeting the turtles at Iztuzu Beach, Dalyan

5. Go-karting in Hisarönü 

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