Holidays in
Kemer

Upscale fun in the Turkish sun

Situated between a turquoise stretch of Mediterranean Sea and the fragrant, pine-scented Taurus Mountains, the Turkish seaside resort town of Kemer has many facets. Upmarket hotels, trendy shops, buzzing bars and lively nightclubs have all been built with today’s holidaymaker in mind, meaning the vibe is fresh, fashionable and modern.

Kemer holidays are perfect for pleasure-seekers. This starts from the moment you wake up to see the sun rising over the ocean, through lazy mornings on the beach, followed by cocktails and dancing after dark at one of Kemer’s open-air nightclubs. If nature is on the agenda, the surrounding pine-forested countryside makes an ideal escape, while history buffs can get their fix at any one of a number of local ruin sites. But the main reason people choose holidays to Kemer is simple – to have lots of fun in the sun.

Your Kemer questions, answered

Definitely. There’s diving and snorkelling, jet-skiing, water skiing, parasailing and banana boats. If you’re hooked on angling, you can even book yourself a trip sea fishing.

On Deniz Caddesi, where most of the bars are located, the variety is fantastic – you’ll find everything from sports bars to more traditional venues that host live Turkish folk bands.

There are a number of playparks, water parks and other fun activities, not to mention the shallow waters just off the sand, to keep little ones amused.

Best things to do in Kemer

Ride a cable car

Take the cable car up into Olympos National Park from the nearby village of Beycik – it rises a dizzying 2,365 metres above sea level. The view is, unsurprisingly, amazing.

Visit an open-air park

Yoruk Park is an open-air anthropological park showing how the Turks’ nomadic ancestors, who once roamed the Turkish Riviera, lived, raised animals and entertained themselves.

Dive a shipwreck

Seasoned scuba divers should seize the opportunity to explore the haunting remnants of the Paris II, a trawler that sank here over a century ago.