Holidays to Kemer take you to a cosmopolitan town in Turkey. You’ve got lots going on here – from beaches and nightlife to national parks and mountain scenery.
Town, country, beach, mountains – this growing town in southwest Turkey has got a bit of everything. In town, you’ve got boutiques and bars, together with a chic marina moored with jet setters’ yachts. And further out, there are Roman ruins and national parks to explore. All in all, you’ve got all the exotic glamour of an east-meets-west destination.
A choice of beaches
You’ve got 2 beaches here. Moonlight Bay is a fine-sand-and-shingle affair, and a Blue Flag winner for its clean water. The second beach, meanwhile, is pebbly, with deeper water. You’ve got a modern marina splitting the 2, and it’s here that you’ll find the town’s more upscale restaurants. There’s also a beachside prom, lined with shops and boutique hotels.
Make the most of Kemer’s nightlife
Kemer springs to life in the evening. There are pool bars, cocktail lounges and late-night clubs for you to dip into. In and around the marina you’ve got more live-music bars and pubs – they’re the ideal spot to kick back with a glass of the local raki and watch the sun go down over the yachts.
Buy bargain homewares at the bazaar
Here’s your chance to bag some of Turkey’s celebrated homewares at the best prices. Monday and Tuesday are market days in Kemer, and you’ll find no shortage of stalls selling high-quality textiles, silverware and rugs. Haggling is a national sport, so have your negotiating skills at the ready.
Take a cable car up Mount Olympos
About 20 minutes from Kemer is the Olympos National Park. Here you’ve got mountain biking, hiking and lots of other active pursuits. Or you can simply ride the teleferik – the cable car – up the mountain to the dizzying height of 2,365 metres. En route you’ll see wildflowers, pine forests and, with any luck, exotic birds. And waiting for you at the top is a duo of restaurants with panoramic views.
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