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Holidays in Kemer, Turkey

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 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. 

27 °C

Average summer temperature 

4 hours

Antalya International Airport (AYT).

Book your holiday to Kemer with Thomas Cook for sun-drenched days on Moonlight Beach, walks down the Lycian Way and exploring the Roman remains of Phaselis.

Recommended offers in Kemer

Garden Resort Kemer

7 Nights, All Inclusive
Hotel highlights
  • Shuttle bus to the beach
  • Two à la carte restaurants
  • Adult-only pool

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Based on 476 reviews

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Based on 10 reviews

What is included ?

Sherwood Exclusive Kemer

7 Nights, All Inclusive
Hotel highlights
  • Jungle-themed aquapark with six slides
  • Set on the private beachfront
  • 24hr All Inclusive

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 1297 reviews

Thomas Cook Customer Rating
Based on 1 reviews

What is included ?

  • 15kgs Standard Luggage Allowance
  • ATOL Protection
  • Resort service
  • Return Transfers

Maxx Royal Kemer Resort

7 Nights, All Inclusive
Hotel highlights
  • Stunning views
  • Extensive spa and wellness centre
  • 24hr All Inclusive

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 900 reviews

What is included ?

£1527

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 the kids play. If you’re ready for 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.

Kemer is home to two fine beaches, split by the modern marina. The first is Moonlight Bay, a fine-sand and shingle beach with a Blue Flag for its clean water. Stretch out on a sun lounger or under an umbrella, or take the kids to the tranquil green park, which has its own swimming pool and water slide. The second beach is a pebbly bay with deeper water. This is the place for water sports enthusiasts, from snorkelling and diving in the warm waters, to jet-skiing and windsurfing. 

At the heart of the resort is the sunny marina, brimming with bobbing yachts and chic restaurants. From here you can charter a boat, or hop on a boat trip to Bodrum and Marmaris. If you’re away with kids, Aquaworld is sure to be a big hit with the family. This fun-filled park has water slides and swimming pools galore, plus water playgrounds for small children. Adventurers of all ages can race in the Black Hole, or sit back and relax as you float down the lazy river. When you’re ready to take a break, head for the free sun loungers, or grab a bite to eat as one of the on-site snack bars and restaurants. 

Kemer holidays are a chance to pack in plenty of day trips. The famous Lycian Way walking route is a great day out, amid breathtaking natural scenery. This place is a hiker’s paradise, will many trails that run through the Taurus Mountains. About 20 minutes away is the Olympos National Park, where you can tackle outdoor pursuits (like mountain biking) or ride the teleferik (cable car) up the mountain to a height of 2,365 metres. Expect to see wildflowers, pine forests and exotic birds along the way, and panoramic views from the summit.

Throughout the Antalya region, you can discover a wealth of fascinating historic sights nearby. Phaselis (a 10-minutes bus ride away) is home to a 2,000-year-old amphitheatres and glorious Roman baths. You’ll also find intriguing ancient sites in Olympos. 

When the sun goes down, there’s plenty going on in Kemer. You’ll find plenty of pool bars, cocktail lounges, and late-night clubs where you can let your hair down. Around the marina, live-music bars and pubs await. Sit back with a glass of local raki and watch the sunset on the horizon. 

Kemer Turkey is best for…

Sightseers: Whether it’s excursions to the ancient city of Olympos or sailing along the Aegean Coast, the 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 (a coastal walking way), the stunning surroundings invite adventure, attracting everyone from hikers to divers.


Fast facts

Language: The language spoken is Turkish

Currency: The currency used is the Turkish Lira

Local time: This part of Turkey is 2 hours ahead of GMT/UK time

Fly to: Antalya International Airport (AYT).

Flight time from UK: 4 hours

Visa & Health: Before your holiday, check out www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/turkey for recommendations and advice on visas and health for your holidays to Kemer. Remember to apply for your Turkish visa online at www.evisa.gov.tr/en


Weather and climate

Temperature: An average of 27°C in 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, creeping 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. 


Getting around

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

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.


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