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.
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.