Turkey may be roughly divided into two areas for purposes of a general overview of its climate. The western area on or near the coast enjoys a lovely and varied climate, with cold winters, very warm summers and delightful spring and autumn seasons. The weather in Turkey in the central and eastern regions of the country is more extreme, with freezing, snow-bound winters and scorching summers.
Due to its wonderful climate and beautiful beaches, Turkey's west and south coasts overflow with sun-seeking northern Europeans from May through September, making sights much more crowded than in the off season. Consequently late April to early May and late September to early October are often ideal times to travel Turkey.