Turkey has a mediterranean climate with summers that are hot and dry while winters are warm and rainy. It is sunny about 300 days each year and summer lasts about nine months. July and August are the warmest months with temperatures above 104F (40C). The Taurus Mountains protect Turkey from the cold northerly winds.
Some areas of Turkey have a continental climate, especially in central Anatolia due to its elevation. Rainfall is uncommon and usually occurs in the fall and spring. Winters in this area can be cold and snowy, especially at higher elevations.
The best times to visit Turkey are April, May, September and October as this is when the temperatures are most moderate.
Turkey has a well-developed railway network and operates passenger trains that travel the country. High speed trains are available between Istanbul, Konya, Eskisehir and Ankara. There are also trains with sleeper cars for longer trips.
Most people travel around Turkey in intercity buses. Every city has its own bus terminal with numerous companies offering bus services.
Along the Mediterranean, Aegean and Marmara coasts, ferry travel is also common. You can find both passenger and automobile ferries that travel around the coast, usually from Tasucu to Gime and other towns.
There are also multiple options for public transportation in Turkey, including city buses, minibuses, taxis and trams. You also have the option of renting a car to get around the country.