Kemer , one of the most important tourism centers of the Mediterranean coastline , is the district of Antalya , which stands out with its unique beaches, luxury accommodation facilities and natural beauties . To the west of Antalya, with a pine forest behind it, with the Mediterranean in front of it, it is a town of beauties.
Kemer, one of Turkey’s most important tourism centers, is located 50 kilometers from Antalya, on the foothills of the Western Taurus Mountains. Kemer, which has a unique view blending the sea, forest and mountain, has many opportunities to provide high-level satisfaction to its visitors with its magnificent nature, fascinating beaches, hotels, restaurants and nightclubs.
Keep in mind the Phaselis Ancient City, Tahtalı Mountain, Göynük Canyon and Beldigi Cave as the main places to visit in Kemer. Trekking, diving and water sports are among the common spring-summer sports in Kemer, where the Lycian Way trails also pass.
Kemer, which takes its name from the barrier walls built to prevent floods in the past, was a village consisting of swamps and lakes of various sizes until 1910 due to floods from the Taurus Mountains. The district, whose history dates back to Antiquity, was known as the Old Village until the 1910s.
At that time, the people of the region suffered from floods in the district, which was a settlement consisting of lakes and swamps. The people built a 23 km long stone wall to prevent these floods. Because of this wall, the village began to be called Kemer.
Kemer, which was only accessible by sea until the 1960s and developed rapidly thanks to the Southern Antalya Tourism Project, first turned into a town and then one of Turkey’s most well-known tourism centers in the world. Kemer, which gained the status of a district in 1991, attracts many tourists with its towns such as Kiriş, Tekirova, Camyuva, Arslanbucak, Kuzdere, Beycik, Göynük, Beldibi and Çıralı.
Kemer has a 52-kilometer coastline besides its deep blue sea, lush forest areas and magnificent mountain scenery. There are many coves and small natural harbors on this coastline. Places such as the Municipality, Moonlight and Phaselis beach are among the important beaches of the region.
With its modern marina with a capacity of 320 yachts, the town was awarded the Blue Flag in 1993 by meeting the criteria set by the European Environmental Education Foundation (FEEK). In addition, Tekirova, Göynük, Beldibi, Çamyuva and Kiriş beaches of Kemer became the owners of the Blue Flag.
Despite being one of the biggest centers of the region, Kemer is mostly known for its attractive bays. Tekirova, Camyuva, Kiriş, Beldibi, Göynük are perhaps more well-known bays than Kemer. Located on the blue cruise route, Kemer’s fully equipped marina attracts yachtsmen.