Kemer holidays

You’ll find this cosmopolitan resort on Turkey’s golden-sanded Riviera, on the ancient Antalya coastline. Once a little village, today Kemer holidays are all about glorious beaches, lively nightlife and stunning scenery, coupled with wall-to-wall sunshine. You can expect to find Olympos National Park, towering mountains, and thick forests right on your holiday's doorstep. This region of Turkey is ideal for exploring as a couple or with the little ones, as are the nearby ancient cities of Olympos and Antalya. 

Things to do

Holidays to Kemer, Turkey, are perfect for couples and families alike. The resort’s beaches (there are two of them) are a great place to start, where you can sit back and sunbathe while you watch the kids play. If you’re ready for an adventure, you can head for the bustling marina, where you can sample some water sports action. You’ll also find somewhere to while away an evening here, including classy restaurants serving tasty local fare.

Want to explore elsewhere? Take the bus out to Phaselis and see Roman ruins and an ancient amphitheatre for yourself, or plan a family day out at Aquaworld. Hiking and cycling is a great way to discover the great outdoors surrounding the resort. Kemer lies on the Lycian Way walking trail, which winds through the lush green landscapes.

Excellent beaches

Kemer is a beautiful seaside resort, famous for its breathtaking landscapes and crystal clear waters. The sea is shallow and calm, making the area great for water sports and a safe place for families to paddle together.

History and culture

Kemer had a specially designed upgrade from the small Turkish village it once was. Surrounded by impeccable beauty, it’s now a modern haven for tourists with its buzzing nightlife and well-equipped amenities along the pedestrian walkway. Antalya has a rich Roman history that can be seen through the several archaeological sites near Kemer. Wander through the

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Sightseers: Whether it’s excursions to the ancient city of Olympos or sailing along the Aegean Coast, this resort is surrounded by all kinds of fascinating sights.

Families: Full of fun yet totally relaxed, Kemer holidays are an ideal family choice. Everyone will love the bustling beaches, exploring Olympos National Park, and splashing around at Aquaworld.

Adventurers: Located along the Lycian Way, the stunning surroundings invite adventure, attracting everyone from hikers to divers.

Fast facts for Kemer

Language: The language spoken is Turkish.

Currency: The currency used is the Turkish Lira.

Local time: Kemer is 2 hours ahead of GMT/UK time.

Fly to: Antalya Airport. Transfers to Kemer take 1.5 hours.

Flight time from UK: The Kemer flight time is 4 hours.

Visas and health: If you’re a British Citizen and you’re travelling to Kemer for a holiday, you will not need a visa unless you are planning on staying for more than 90 days in a 180-day period. If you need any more advice on Turkey visas, or entry requirements - please visit FCDO website for the latest guidance. 

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Getting around Kemer

By dolmus: You’ll find dolmus minibuses across many Turkish resorts. They’re frequent and reliable, tickets are cheap, and you can hop on and off as you like. There are no fixed stops, though, so make sure the driver knows where you want to go.

By bus: If you want to travel further afield, there’s a regional bus service that runs through the centre en route to other resorts and the city of Antalya.

By taxi: There are lots of taxis dotted around the resort, and they’re a good option for short journeys. Most run on a meter, with different rates for day and night. It’s worth asking for an estimated price at your hotel beforehand. 

Events in Kemer

For film buffs: Visit in October and you could rub shoulders with the rich and famous. Around an hour’s drive outside Kemer, Antalya hosts the world-famous International Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival, a week-long event of film screenings and awards.

For jazz lovers: Every July, Antalya Jazz Festival runs in the beautifully preserved Aspendos Roman theatre. This 20,000-seat venue is known for its incredible acoustics, and welcomes acclaimed jazz musicians and orchestras from all over the world.

Kemer weather

Temperature: An average of 27°C in the summer.

Best time to visit: April and May for slightly cooler temperatures.

The weather here is pretty typical of Turkey’s climate; summers are long and hot temperatures push the mercury up between July and September. It starts rising into the mid-20s°C from April, reaching up to 30°C and over by July. You’ll also enjoy up to 12 hours of sunshine a day, which is perfect for topping up your tan. If you like it cooler, choose Kemer holidays, when temperatures hover in the mid to high-20s. Even in winter, it sticks between 15 and 20°C, so no need to pack a woolly jumper. Expect a bit more rain at this time of year, though. 

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