Kemer: One of crucial harbors and trading posts of history with a past dating back to 690 BC and a thriving legacy in the bosom of nature at its best
Kemer will mesmerize you not only with its amazing nature and ancient monuments and artifacts but also with its options of entertaining activities.
Located at the foothills of the Western Taurus Mountains and reined by a Mediterranean climate, the name of this fabulous beach resort is derived from the 23 km long stone wall erected to protect the town from any floods.
Numerous harbors and bays adorn the natural beach stretching along the coast from Beldibi to Tekirova.
Furthermore, Kemer is home to many ancient sites and monuments which bear the traces of history such as the ancient city of Olympos, Adrasan and the Three Islands.
The venue of many international festivals and events, Kemer offers a wide range of activities that will make your holiday worthwhile.
Kemer is waiting for its visitors to witness the most beautiful combination of the sea, sun and sand amidst an historical environment.
Home to the most beautiful natural wonders on earth the ancient town with a very long history welcomes its guests with a variety of holiday alternatives.
One of the most appealing aspects of Kemer, of course, is its vast coastline adorned with the endless blue sea. Locations where the sea, the mountains and the forest blend together are the most scenic sights that fascinate the visitors the most.
Harboring numerous prehistoric caves, Kemer is ready to share its great mysteries with its visitors! Beldibi Cave bears relics from ancient history while Molla Deliği (Mullah Hole Cave) will surprise you with its amazing view.
Kemer, fascinating visitors with its ancient ruins attracts particular attention for its ancient city of Olympos. Mount Olympos, known as the abode of the Gods according to Greek mythology, is Antalya’s most visited location where visitors experience unforgettable moments amidst a spectacular landscape. One of the numbered habitats of the caretta caretta turtle, Olympos can be visited any time of year.
Phaselis dating back to the Hellenistic Era, is another antique city extant in all its glory in the present day. A significant part of the ruins are still intact even today. Surrounded by three harbors the city was considered the center of episcopacy. Situated in the north of Kemer, Idyros is another ancient city of Antalya province.
While the rock caves in Beldibi offer shelter for small numbers of people the rocks in Chimera (Yanartaş) near to Cinarlı attract the attention for their potential to inflame and change color. These rocks have an important place in Anatolian mythology and offer an amazing view.
Located in Kemer, the harbor with a capacity of 320 yachts and a Blue Flag coastline of 52 km offers a splendid view.
Furthermore, Kemer offers a wide range of adrenaline sports. Sports enthusiasts can paraglide from Tahtali Mountain, join safari tours along the route from Goynuk Canyon or Kemer to the Taurus Mountains or join horse riding and cycling tours.
Kemer appeals to all vacationers who want to spend a memorable holiday and enjoy the limitless holiday alternatives!
Home to many historical and natural wonders, Kemer entertains its guests also with a variety of festivals and events.
The International Phaselis Art Events bring together art enthusiasts from around the world while the Kemer Carnival provides for highly entertaining times.
The Kemer Off-Shore Races and the Turkey lap of World Rally Championship are among the other activities in Kemer that attract the attention of sports enthusiasts.
The Kemer Golden Pomegranate Culture and Arts Festival including a variety of concerts and activities is held in June annually, welcoming a great number of visitors every year.
Kemer expects all vacationers who want to spend enjoyable times during their holiday.
How can I get there?
Near to Antalya among the most convenient cities in terms of transportation facilities, Kemer is 42 km away from the city center.
Travelers to Kemer may take the flight from Istanbul to Antalya airport and get on one of the transportation facilities leaving to Kemer.
Passengers who prefer the highway may take one of the shuttle buses from any major city in Turkey to Antalya and get on one of the transportation facilities from Antalya to Kemer.
Kemer can be reached by taking a scenic one–hour-ride from Antalya city center via one of the transportation vehicles leaving from the central bus station.
Accessible also via touristic yachts, Kemer has to offer amazing coves and spectacular views that will raise your spirits during your journey.
Once on your way, just sit back and enjoy the journey!