Located on the southern coast of Turkey, about 43 km west of Antalya, Kemer is one of Turkey’s most popular holiday destinations worldwide. It’s a holiday resort with splendid natural beauty combined with sea, mountains and pine forests.
Kemer Travel Guide
Thanks to its marvelous sea, pine forests, natural parks, coves and beaches, luxury resort villages, hotels, restaurants, nightclubs and shopping opportunities, Kemer offers an unforgettable holiday.
Typical Mediterranean climate prevails in Kemer. It has warm weather in summers and rainy weather in winter. The hottest months are July and August.
|What’s popular||Olympos and Adrasan|
|Distance to City Center||138 km|
|Winter / Summer Pop.||22.000 / 150.000|
|Nearby Resorts||Antalya, Belek, Side, Finike, Demre, Kas|
|Avg. Temp. in Summer||28 °|
How to Get to Kemer?
There are many alternatives to transport to Kemer. You can get to Kemer by plane or bus, or by private vehicle if you want.
Antalya, which is called as the resort capital of Turkey, has direct flights from many cities not only from Turkey but also from abroad. Antalya airport is the closest airport for transportation by airplane. The distance between Antalya airport and Kemer is about 57 km.
In summer there are buses to Kemer from almost every city in Turkey. Those who want to drive by private cars can reach Antalya and Kemer via the following roads.
- From Ankara via Afyon – Isparta,
- From Izmir via Aydın – Denizli,
- From Istanbul via Sakarya, Bilecik, Kutahya, Afyon and Isparta
Kemer’s distances to some other holiday destinations and cities:
Antalya : 45 km
Finike : 70 km
Manavgat : 125 km
Kas : 142 km
Kalkan : 177 km
Alanya : 185 km
Fethiye : 257 km
Marmaris : 383 km
Datca : 452 km
Bodrum : 467 km
Didim : 490 km
Izmir : 492 km
Ankara : 590 km
İstanbul : 765 km
Where to Stay in Kemer?
Kemer is the most preferred holiday destination for foreign tourists coming from Germany, Russia, Ukraine, Holland and Scandinavian countries to spend a sea and nature vacation in Turkey. Accommodation opportunities in Kemer are very diverse as Antalya and its environs have great holiday villages, inns, pensions and bungalows. All-inclusive holiday villages and hotels offer cheaper prices compared to other European towns.
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Things to do at Kemer
Natural beauties, blue voyage tours, daily boat tours, jeep safari tours, sea and beach pleasure, sightseeing to historical places, shopping and entertainment life make Kemer a perfect holiday destination. Kemer beaches offer great opportunities for holidaymakers. You can spend a nice day at Kemer beaches or enjoy water sports like sea parasailing, jet-skiing and diving. You can also take part in boat trips to the surrounding coves.
The most beautiful activities in Kemer with its magnificent nature and sea are diving, safari and trekking.
Underwater diving and trekking are at the forefront of activities for nature lovers in a holiday village like Kemer, where green and blue become integrated. Most hotels in the region offer diving activities on boat trips to their guests. You can take part in practical courses in the presence of trained instructors and explore the world under the blue Mediterranean with short distance divings.
Another sports alternative in Kemer is nature walks, i.e. trekking. Not only the hotel guests but campers in natural places like Olympos and Adrasan have the opportunity to escape from the city rag bag by trekking. Day trips and weekend trekking tours are organized from Antalya city center and surrounding districts.
In addition, you can also take an adventurous holiday by joining the jungle safari tours on rugged inland forests.
Events and Festivals in Kemer
Especially in spring and summer, the organizations in Kemer start to increase. As the weather starts to warm up, the southern coasts begin to revive in every respect. We start to see a lot of organizations such as culture, art and music events as well as concerts, festivals and so on in holiday resorts. Traditional activities in Kemer can be listed as follows:
- International Pomegranate Culture and Art Festival
- Phaselis Culture and Art Festival
- International Kemer Underwater Days
- Open Sea Yacht Races
- Golf Tournament
Kemer is a vacation paradise with its 50-km coastal coast, which has gained a reputation with its immaculate beaches on the edge of the Mediterranean sea.
Every hotel on the seaside has its own beach. Besides, there are the beaches that are all eligible to receive the blue flag. These are the public beaches that bring the forest, sea and the sand together at the bottom of the Taurus mountains in Kemer.
- Municipal Beach
- Moonlight Beach
- Phaselis Beach
Phaselis and Olympos are two important ancient cities for historical sightseeing in Kemer. Cirali and Yanartas on the hills of Olympos make you feel in a different world. Visiting Adrasan with its magnificent natural beauty and immaculate beach is a must. What’s more: Beldibi Cave is located about 27 km from Kemer, Tahtali Mountain, Goynuk Canyon and Ucoluk Plateau, which is the highest point of the region reachable by a cable car from Olympos.
Kemer’s famous holiday villages and holiday resorts are Beldibi, Goynuk, Tekirova, Camyuva, Kiris, Cirali and Adrasan. We do not recommend you to leave Kemer before you visit those beauties.
Nightlife in Kemer is very active and lively. There are many worldwide discos, nightclubs, live music bars and cafes, karaoke dance bars. It is possible to enjoy all kinds of music that will appeal to you.
Especially in the Kemer region, which is preferred by Russian tourists, night entertainment is based on moving clubs and discos. Because Kemer is not too far from Antalya, this region is full of people who came for entertainment even from the city center. The nightlife you can see in the town center does not have limits with different concepts, from live music to sparkling entertainment.
Especially the clubs offering dance performances are more preferred in Kemer. The discos, where alcohol is drunk abundantly and the sound of the bustling music are turned on, amuse holidaymakers. Furthermore, some nightclubs organize foam party, which is a different concept, especially in the last 10 years. The white foam is squeezed on the dancing crowd, and the pleasure and madness of the fun increase one more time.