Turkey may attract most of its tourists during the summer months, but visitors who visit during the winter months are in for a treat. Many of Turkey's most famous ruins are also located near the shore, enjoying only a moderate winter. In this article, we have listed the top places to visit in winter in Turkey.
Lake Çıldır is a popular winter destination for Turkish tourists, who come here in February, although it is still off most international visitors' radars. This high-altitude lake in Turkey's mountainous northeastern region is a winter paradise that is well worth the lengthy journey.
Lake Abant is a freshwater lake located in northwest Turkey. It is surrounded by dense pine tree forest. The lake, which is about 1,200 meters high and spans an area of slightly more than 1.2 square kilometers, is located in the heart of a national park. It's a year-round destination for travelers looking for a natural retreat, with walking routes circling the lake and bike and horse riding accessible on the trails.
Sarıkamıs may not be as well-known as some of Turkey's other ski resorts, but it is a well-kept secret among winter sports enthusiasts. Sarkamıs, located 55 kilometers southwest of Kars, is particularly beloved by skiers for its excellent powder snow, which they believe is the greatest in Turkey.