Photos That Prove Turkey Is Absolutely Stunning During Fall

The Kure Mountains in Kastamonu look particularly picturesque during autumn
The Kure Mountains in Kastamonu look particularly picturesque during autumn | © Yavuz Sariyildiz / Alamy Stock Photo
Feride Yalav-Heckeroth

The fall season is one of the best times to visit Turkey because of the mild temperatures and the exceptional colours of nature that engulf the cities here. Whether it’s the historical sights of Istanbul or the deep blue beaches of the coast, autumn in Turkey is truly exceptional.

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Taking a Bosphorus cruise in Istanbul during the fall is a beautiful experience, as the waterfront mansions are covered in the colours of the season.

At the end of summer, the most popular seaside towns in Turkey are devoid of tourists, which means they are the perfect place for a peaceful holiday.

The national parks of Turkey are particularly attractive in the fall when the trees begin to shed their leaves. Yedigöller National Park is one of the most beautiful national parks in Turkey, and one of the top destinations to visit in autumn.

The Rumelihisarı (Rumeli Fortress) in Istanbul is a real stunner when the leaves turn during the autumn season.

Even a summer destination such as Alanya transforms in autumn. And if you’re not too fond of the heat, fall also brings a drop in temperature.

Alanya, one of the most popular cities in Turkey, transforms in fall with the warm autumnal colours contrasting nicely with the deep blue of the Bosphorus.

The fairy chimneys of Cappadocia are a beautiful stop off in autumn, the warm golden light hitting these towering wonders to create a perfect photo opportunity.

There’s nothing better than seeing the major historical sights of Istanbul during autumn when the changing colours of nature bring out the beauty of the architecture.

You know fall has arrived in Turkey when you begin to see the bold colours of nature emerge among the urban landscape.

Even one of the most popular historical sites in Turkey, Ephesus, celebrates the coming of the new season.

One of the most famous parks in Ankara, Gençlik Parkı, becomes a natural paradise when the season turns to fall.

The Black Sea region is known for having breath-taking natural landscapes. In autumn, the area is truly stunning, especially in the forested landscapes such as Şavşat.

For Istanbul residents, Polonezköy is one of the top destinations for a weekend getaway, especially in the fall when the surrounding forests exhibit their gorgeous new look.

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