Kemer is one of Turkey’s premier beach destinations. Located along the Lycian coastline, overlooking the crystal blue Mediterranean Sea, the city centre of Kemer is bursting at the seams with intriguing attractions, friendly locals, and enthralling activities. The hotels in Kemer City Centre remain busy throughout the summer months, and also host plenty of tourists in the winter too.
There is no airport serving the city directly. Travelling mostly arrive into Kemer downtown via the Antalya Airport, which is some 42kms to the northeast. It is only about an hour from the city centre, but even quicker if tourist opt for car rental for transportation. While in the city centre, tourists can get around by buses and taxis. However, some restaurants even provide a courtesy shuttle bus to pick up and take home patrons. The same system goes for some beaches too.
Tourists can choose to relax, enjoy exciting activities, or partake in entertaining ones instead. For a great view of these options, peruse the following paragraphs.
Visitors can really find plenty of ways to unwind and relax when they visit the beautiful seaside resort of Kemer. There are about two or three beaches in Kemer that provide excellent spots to sit back and relax. On weekends and holidays, the beaches of the city become quite crowded at times. However, there are some beaches that remain quiet throughout most of the year. Some of the beaches also have plenty of restaurants and cafes to sit in and enjoy a beverage or two.
It is also possible to find a number of cafes and restaurants to dine and relax in along the downtown streets of Kemer. What better way to de-stress than to just sit and engulf one of the delicious meals on offer, or sip a coffee by the curbside.
Of course, the city of Kemer is also famous for its Turkish baths and spas. Get the full body treatment upon arrival, or soak in one of the baths found throughout the city centre. There are a number of services for this activity, and they aren’t overly expensive, so any tourist that visits Kemer is recommended to unwind at one of the baths or spas.
You want excitement, then head to the city of Kemer during the Kemer Festival. Enjoy the sites and sounds (and large crowds) of the largest festival in the city. However, tourists don’t have to visit the city of Kemer during this festival to enjoy an exciting evening. The clubs and pubs of the downtown area are always constantly pumping and filled with interesting patrons.
Children and adults will no doubt be excited when they try the local go-carting centre. It is open most days of the year, and is great for all the family. It is recommended that tourists spend at least half a day in the centre, so that they can fully appreciate the excitement on offer.
The beaches at Kemer are great for relaxing, but they also offer plenty more than just sunbathing. Scuba diving and fun water sports are available upon the beaches and just off the shoreline of Kemer, only a few minutes from the centre of Kemer.
In addition to the water sports at Kemer’s downtown beaches, entertainment can also be found along the streets and markets of Kemer’s shopping culture. The shopping opportunities are absolutely spectacular within Kemer, although this isn’t unique when it comes to Turkish cities. However, it isn’t only the wide range of goods and services on offer, but also the process by which patrons go about the bargaining of prices. Visitors will be able to find so many textiles and hand-made jewelry items throughout the city, in particularly the two main streets of Kemer.
Lek Boonlert is an editor and content reviewer at DirectRooms and is responsible for all Hotels in Kemer City Centre content.