For some travelers, the best time to visit Turkey is early summer in May–June when you can enjoy a beach vacation with smaller tourist crowds, or go trekking. This time usually is about Ramadan celebrations, so you can learn more about Muslim traditions. July and August might be too hot and too crowded. September is also great as it’s still warm enough for a seaside and cool enough for exploring the cities. Others prefer early winter, namely December—no heat, fewer tourists, and great traditional hamams. This season is also good for watching whirling dervishes at the Mevlana Festival and attending the camel wrestling events with famous camel sausages on sale.