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Introduction

Kemer Beach, Turkey

Kemer Beach, Turkey

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Kemer is a district in Antalya Province of Mediterranean coast of Turkey and is located around 42 kilometres west of the city of Antalya. Nestled between the Taurus Mountains and the sea, Kemer’s setting is incredibly beautiful and fascinating. The forests, the sea and the mountains blend with each other to offer the perfect environment for an unforgettable holiday.

Kemer has a modern and well equipped marina with a capacity for 320 yachts. The marina and 52 Km long coastline(awarded ‘Blue Flag’ by European Union) provides ample opportunities for tourists and yachtsman to enjoy the beaches and bays around the town. Kemer is ideal for those who intent to stay away from the crowds, they can choose to relax in a boat cruise along the coastline or indulge in some excitement on the jeep safaris in the Taurus Mountains.
Kemer has plenty of restaurants and cafes offering tourists a taste of the local cuisine. Nightlife is pretty well developed with a range of pubs and discos.

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Sights

Kemer is famous for its natural beauty, the sea, the mountains and the pine forests all merge to give it a unique identity. Clean and beautiful beaches together with the well equipped marina offer lot of opportunities for boat trips along the coastline. The three islands, canyon and Eco Park along with the nearby towns of Phaselis and Olympos are the major tourist attractions of Kemer. Kemer has lots to offer for the adventure enthusiasts with range of jeep safari, rafting, mountain biking, kayaking and diving options.

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Events and Festivals

Kemer Carnival is usually held in the month of April. Boat races are also held in spring between Kemer and other nearby locations.

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Weather

Kemer has a typical Mediterranean climate with dry summers and moderately warm and moist winters.

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Getting There

By Plane

Antalya International Airport (AYT) is the main airport for the Antalya region, including Alanya, Side and Kemer. It is one of the three major airports along the coastal area of Turkey. It is located around 10 kilometres from the city centre of Antalya. This airport handles both domestic and international flights. Antalya is well connected with other parts of Turkey by domestic flights and it is also directly connected with many cities in Europe and the Middle East.

By Train

The Mediterranean coast of Turkey is still not connected by rail services. However tourists can travel by train upto Denizli, Izmir or Konya and from there lots of buses are available to Kemer which cover the distance in around 4-6 hours.

By Bus

Bus service is excellent in Turkey. Kemer is directly connected to Antalya and other towns of the region. The journey from Antalya to Kemer is a memorable one as it passes through spectacular mountain scenery. Two of the well known and most reputed bus companies operating in Turkey are Varan and Ulusov.

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Getting Around

By Boat

The best way to explore Kemer and its surroundings is on a boat while the forests and mountains can be explored on a bicycle or jeep.

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Sleep

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PropertyAddressTypePopularity
Murat 2 HotelMerkez mahallesi 11.Sokak Nr.9 07980 KemerHotel72
Aramis HotelMerkez Mahallesi 134 SokakHotel-
Cirali HomestayUlupinar CD. NO:63 Çıralı / KemerCAMPSITE-

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Keep Connected

Internet

Internet cafes can be found everywhere except small rural villages. The cost of an hour use of internet ranges from 1 YTL to 1.5 YTL. Wireless internet is becoming popular in some cafes in big cities such as Istanbul, Ankara, and Izmir, and at airpots. But in many other places it's still not available, or sometimes at a very high cost.

Phone

See also: International Telephone Calls

Turkey's international country code is 90. Dial 112 for an ambulance anywhere, from any telephone, without a charge. In case of a fire, dial 110; for police, call 155. However, in rural areas there is not a police coverage, so dial 156 for gendarme, a military unit for rural security. All these numbers are free of charge and can be called from a telephone booth without inserting a calling card, or any phone including cell phones.

There are telephone booths owned by Turk Telekom in major parts of cities. public phones now operate with chip telekom cards which are available in 30, 60 or 120 units and can be obtained at post offices, newspaper and tobacco kiosks.
It is estimated that approximately 98% of the population of Turkey lives within the coverage areas of Turkey’s three cell phone line providers. Line providers from most countries have roaming agreements with one or more of these companies. Pre-paid mobile phone SIM cards can be purchased for approximately TRY20-50. These can be purchased at the airport on arrival or from the many outlets in Istanbul and other large cities. Providers include Vodaphone.

Post

PTT is the national post service in Turkey. Services are generally moderately fast but quite reliable. There is an extended price list on the PTT website, where you can see the costs of sending items within Turkey, countries in Europe and further afield. For sending packages one might also use international companies such as DHL and UPS and local companies such as Yurtici Kargo. Post offices bear the distinctive yellow PTT sign and are generally open between 9:00am to 12:00 noon and 1:30pm to 5:00pm from Monday to Friday. Some might keep longer hours or be open during the weekend as well, but this mainly applies to the larger ones or those in central places and tourist areas.

Quick Facts

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Coordinates
  • Latitude: 36.357029
  • Longitude: 29.695079

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