What should I wear in Istanbul?
What should I wear in Istanbul? Western-style clothes are acceptable and a variety of tourists from the country, as well as Kurds southeast with people from Turkey’s different regions, including the Syrian immigrants and foreign residents, will see both modern and traditional in Istanbul. Having said that, most people wear international smart-casual clothing. Jeans are very popular in the colder months, along with a sweater and jacket. Although there is no dres’ code rule, it is better to dress rather modestly to avoid unwanted attention, and beachwear is definitely not recommended.
There are many impressive mosques in Istanbul and you will have the opportunity to witness their wonderful architecture and artworks on our Istanbul City Tours. The Blue Mosque is just one example, its numerous windows provide natural light for more than 20,000 handmade ceramic tiles with intricate floral patterns covering its interior. There is a dres code for mosques. Women are expected to wear headscarves and mid-length skirts or trousers and to keep their elbows close. Large mosques with many foreign visitors can provide free bathrobes at the entrance for women to cover their heads and legs. Men are expected to wear long trousers, but they can wear a short-sleeved T-shirt.
Seven hills city
Istanbul is very hilly and there are really steep streets to walk, some of them even have stairs and the pavement can be a little uneven, so comfortable, flat shoes are necessary to walk around this charming city. When women travel by car or take a taxi, they wear high heels to go out in the evening.
Shopping in Istanbul
You may want to leave some room in your luggage as there are many clothing stores, from designer boutiques to international labels. Locally produced brands such as Koton, Mavi and Collezione are of very high quality at affordable prices. On our tour, you will visit the Grand Bazaar, a labyrinth of small shops where you can stop for delicious street food or buy handicrafts, clothes, and more.
Seasons in Istanbul
Spring is a pleasant time to visit, especially in April, when the tulips are in bloom. From about mid-April, the weather is less rainy, around 18-27 ° C, warm during the day, and cooler at night. Autumn is also quite warm, but the weather can change in spring and autumn, so it’s worth taking a sweater and raincoat with you when going out, even if it’s sunny. Summers are fairly dry and generally hot and humid, with an average of 27 ° C, very hot weather is extremely rare. When packing clothes, remember the rules of the mosque, and reasonably conservative clothing is preferred. In winter, the city is sometimes covered with snow, but freezing weather usually lasts a few days. This season is also very diverse, so make sure you pack a T-shirt, sweater, coat, and waterproof shoes.
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