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Kemer is a seaside resort and district of Antalya Province on the Mediterranean coast of Turkey, 40 km (25 mi) west of the city of Antalya.

Kemer is on the Gulf of Antalya, 53 km (33 mi) of sea coast with the skirts of the western Taurus mountains behind. The coast has the typical Mediterranean hot, dry weather and warm sea. Until the early 1980s this was a quiet rural district but today the town of Kemer and coastal villages in the district play a very important part in tourism in Turkey.

Places of interest around Kemer

Sites of natural beauty

Adrasan Bay - 2 kilometres of beach
The Çirali village and pristine 4 km (2 mi) beach. Popular for nature walks and sections of the Lycian Way
Üç Adalar (Three Islands) - popular with divers
The canyon of Göynük
Ikiz Kayalar (Twin rocks)
The village of Ulupinar, with its mountain spring water.
There are a number of interesting caves including Beldibi, and the Molla hole in the east face of Tahtali mountain.
And of course the Taurus mountains offer many places for walking or a tour by jeep.

Historical sites nearby

Chimaera - the natural burning rock of Greek mythology.
The ancient cities of Phaselis and Olympos
The town of Kemer itself has some remains of antique Idryos, a Byzantine church and a Seljuk Turkish hunting lodge.

  • Intro Updated Apr 21, 2008
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  • KristaB's Profile Photo
    Apr 20, 2011 at 1:04 PM

    A hike to Olympos and Phaselis, and amazing food and orange juice at the beach in Cirali are my favourite memories from this area. Very informative tip about those burning rocks - thank you!

  • adema29's Profile Photo
    May 10, 2008 at 6:45 AM

    We're going to Beldibi in July. So...we appreciate your tips! Cirali looks wonderful! Hope to rent a car and visit it !

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