The small town of Kemer is situated between the Mediterranean Sea and the Taurus-mountains. This charming seaside resort is only 43 km from Antalya and about 65 km from the international airport of Antalya.
Koy formerly Eski (old town), on the reputation Kemer (means water) in 191O. The villagers have constructed a 23 km aqueduct at the foot of the Taurus Mountains to protect the village from floods. This ancient village has become one of the most important tourist centres of Turkey from 1980 with the tourist region of Antalya.
Kemer: spectacular scenery, beaches, and forests
Kemer has a spectacular landscape: broad sandy beaches alongside pine forests at the foot of the mountain range of Taurus (Toros Daglar). This place seamlessly blends tourism with this beautiful landscape and offers all the benefits of a modern seaside resort. A fully equipped marina with 300 yachts and facilities for all kinds of activities are available to tourists.
Kemer is the starting point for excursions to discover the many natural archaeological sites in the region.
On esplanade by the sea, north of the marina, you can visit the cafes, shops and beach. In front of the Kemer marina visit the Yoruk Park, housed in the mini peninsula. You’ll find traditional craftsmen and you will discover the everyday life of nomads. You will assist in the preparation of Ayran, or the weaving of a carpet. Behind the beach, there are places where cooling drinks are served. During the day, sports and leisure facilities are discreetly hidden among the pines in the forest for you to enjoy.
Those who want to shop will be amazed by the extraordinary variety of souvenirs available.
Practical Guide Kemer
Kemer is a charming small town and is an ideal resort to enjoy holidays. Liman Caddesi, the main street, bordered by pine trees, hotels, bars, cafes and shops where you can purchase leather, souvenirs and Turkish carpets. In the north, at the end of the street is the marina of Kemer (marina), south of the pebble beaches surrounded by green grass and fragrant pine trees. There are also equipment rentals on the beach for water sports such as sailing, water skiing, jet skiing, umbrellas …
Beldibi is a seaside resort 12 km from Kemer. In the Beldibi cave, prehistoric remains were discovered.
The ancient city of Phaselis is located 15 km south of Kemer, Phaselis was an important commercial centre in the 5th century with its three ports located at the foot of the Tahtali Mountain. The trading port dating from the Hellenistic period became archbishop during the Roman period, and today contains mostly Roman ruins: ports, walls of the citadel, the Temple of Jupiter, Karal way Antonius Caravella and theatre. Phaselis is a pleasant place where young swimmers can swim in safety, in a setting where nature and history is one.
Getting to Kemer
By bus: shuttle follow every ten minutes on the road Kemer-Antalya
By plane: Kemer is only an hour’s drive from Antalya airport
By boat: the services are held regularly.
Climate and Weather
Kemer has a typical Mediterranean climate with hot summers and dry winters and rainy temperate. Bathed in sunshine for 300 days, Kemer provides a long tourist season.