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15 Photos That Prove Turkey Is Absolutely Stunning During Fall

Picture of Feride Yalav-Heckeroth
Updated: 11 September 2017
The fall season is one of the best times to visit Turkey because of the mild temperatures and the exceptional colors of nature that engulf the Turkish cities. Whether it’s the historical sights of Istanbul or the deep blue beaches of the coast, autumn in Turkey is truly exceptional.

Ankara’s Altınpark is awash in golden colors when the fall season arrives as the leaves respond to the changing of the seasons.

Altınpark
Altınpark | © zehhhra/Flickr

Taking a Bosphorus cruise in Istanbul during the fall is a beautiful experience, as the city’s famous waterfront mansions are covered in the colors of the season.

At the end of summer, Turkey’s most popular seaside towns are devoid of tourists, which means they are the perfect place for a peaceful holiday where swimming is still part of the plan (until around the middle of October).

Turkey’s national parks become absolutely beautiful in the fall when the trees begin to shed their leaves, and Yedigöller National Park is only one of the top destinations.

Istanbul’s famous Rumelihisarı (Rumeli Fortress) is a real stunner when all the trees change their color during the autumn season.

Rumelihisarı
Rumelihisarı | © Alexxx Malev/Flickr

Even a summer destination such as Alanya transforms itself in fall when the leaves begin to change their color, and the temperatures start to drop.

One of Turkey’s most popular cities really transforms in the fall and becomes exceptionally beautiful with nature’s warm colors and the deep blue of the Bosphorus.

The famous fairy chimneys of Cappadocia are also a top destination in Turkey during the fall because the colors are truly unique and breathtaking.

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

You know that fall has arrived in Turkey when you begin to see very bold natural colors emerge among the urban landscape.

Turkey Autumn Leaves
Turkey Autumn Leaves | © Güldem Üstün/Flickr

Even one of Turkey’s most popular historical sites, Ephesus, celebrates the coming of the new season with the colors of fall.

Even though the color of the Bosphorus reflects the color of the gray autumn sky, the many bright colors of the trees continue to illuminate the city and its beautiful structures.

One of Ankara’s most famous parks, Gençlik Parkı, also becomes a natural paradise of warm autumn colors when the weather changes.

Turkey’s Black Sea region is known for its breathtaking natural landscapes, and in the autumn, the colors are truly stunning, especially in the forested areas such as Şavşat.

For Istanbul residents, Polonezköy is one of the top destinations for a weekend getaway, especially in the fall when the small village’s forests exhibit their gorgeous colors.