Kemer Things to Do

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    Diving of course

    by adema29 Updated Jan 6, 2012

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    It is a kind of "must do" in Antalya region. Those diving instructors (!) are "collecting" people from all the Antalya region and that "diving industry" seems to be a very good business in the area, perhaps the best in Kemer.
    I did it once but I will never repeat that exercise.
    You'll understand me when I will tell you that we have used the same mouth pieces.
    And the "instructors" told to everybody (hundreds of people daily) to spit into the diving goggles to prevent forming of the haze during diving.
    It might be a good tip, but not when you have to share it with another at least 10 persons in 30 minutes and other thousands per season.
    More than this, on the special diving place the water was so dirty with floating plastic bags and bottles and food remains.
    I was disappointed even if I was dreaming to do this for years.

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    Myra

    by WulfstanTraveller Written Jul 14, 2009

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    A fairly short drive to the SW, along the coast of the large bulbous peninsula of ancient Lycia, is the town of Myra. I have separate tips on that place, but it is an easy day trip from Kemer and has interesting Roman-era ruins next to tombs cut into the rocky cliffs. It is also the hometown of Saint Nicholas.

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    visting the GOYNUK CANYON

    by canadiantrav Written Apr 21, 2008

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    A canyon and waterfall that can be reached 8 km from Beldibi towards the mountains. Different than Kuzdere because, from time to time you need to swim or climb up the rocks in order to pass the canyon.

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    visiting the KUZDERE PASSAGE

    by canadiantrav Written Apr 21, 2008

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    Approx. 25 km's from Beldibi to Kemer towards the mountains ... after a while you will pass a bridge and then a forest ... after that park your car and start hiking ....The passage that is within the forest of the montains has an excellent view. The river just right by the passage is very effective with its ice cold crystall clear water and spring water.

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    visiting the BELDIBI CAVE

    by canadiantrav Written Apr 21, 2008

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    BELDIBI CAVE

    It was a second-importand habitation-center of the prehistoric era, and some rem nants of the Middle Stone Age (Mezolithic) were found in diggings in this cave .They are the remains of ordinary household object, cups, pots and of some rough figurines of goats and animals, reallz stunnig. Beldibi Cave is an under rock shelter located at the 38th kilometer of the coastal highway between Antalya Kemer, just after the Camdag tunnel.

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    Visit Demre / Myra

    by canadiantrav Updated Apr 15, 2008

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    Here is a list of things to do around the Kemer area. Anyone travelling to this resort town gets a chance to get out of the big hotels and explore the beautiful, natural surrounding areas. Also the culture and historical value of the area.

    Situated between Finike and Kas Myra used to be a one of the most important of six Lycian cities. Originally a coastal city the gradual build up of silt from the Demre stream has left it stranded several miles away from the sea.. Myra was abandoned after the Arab invasions in the 9th century A.D. The rock tombs and amphitheatre are worth a visit as is St. Nicholas’ church ( Demre ) nearby where the legend of Father Christmas (Santa Claus) is said to have originated.

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    Visit Kekova

    by canadiantrav Updated Apr 15, 2008

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    Here is a list of things to do around the Kemer area. Anyone travelling to this resort town gets a chance to get out of the big hotels and explore the beautiful, natural surrounding areas. Also the culture and historical value of the area.

    Simena is a popular Lycian site, situated upon one of the most attractive spots of the Turkish coast. The name "Kekova" is Turkish for "plain of thyme" and describes the region encompassing the island of Kekova, the villages of Kaleköy and Üçagiz and the three ancient towns of Simena, and Tersane (meaning "shipyard", as its bay was the site of an ancient shipyard, with mostly Byzantine ruins).

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    Beycik / Tahtali mountain - Cable car

    by canadiantrav Written Oct 16, 2007

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    Beycik is a charming mountain village near Kemer in the region of Antalya, Turkey. It is situated on the slopes of mount Olympos (Tahtali dag) in the Bey mountain range. The village is 20kms from Kemer which takes 15 minutes by car. Or simply go by cable car to the top in 20 min. Main station is 15 min drive from Phaselis.

    The Tahtali Aerial Cableway uniquely combines two classic holiday destinations – the sea and the mountains. Mount Tahtali, at 2,365m above sea level.

    Beycik has an altitude of 450 m to 1.000 m at the foothills of Olympos (2.400 m). Therefore, it is in the middle of the Olympos Nature Conservation Park with its pines and cedars and with a breathtaking view from the mountains on one of the most beautiful bays of Turkey.

    This past year the entrance fee was 40 liras for adults and 20 liras for children

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    PHASELIS - historical ancient city

    by canadiantrav Written Oct 16, 2007

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    Phaselis is reached one km after turning left 57km along the Antalya-Kemer highway. This was settled by the Rhodians in the 7th century B.C. and for many years was claimed to be the most important port city of the eastern Lycian seaboard. Phaselis has three harbours the north, the military protected and the south harbour, of which the most important is the later.

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    The landscape: mountains and beaches

    by draguza Written Aug 25, 2005

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    Kemer's cliff

    The 42 km of road from Antalya to Kemer pass through spectacular mountain scenery. This resort town has been carefully designed to blend in with the surrounding scenery and offers an ideal enviroment for a wonderful holiday.

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    Visit the city center

    by draguza Written Aug 25, 2005

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    Kemer street

    I took a stroll in the city center of this favorable seaside location; you can see little habitation and a modern resort town of white concrete buildings in it. The main streets are full of palm trees, which makes the town even more exotic. Everywhere you will notice shops for tourists.

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    Yanartas

    by WulfstanTraveller Written Oct 18, 2004

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    Yanartas, flames from the rock

    Yanartas is in Olimpos Milli Parki and it is a spot on a hill from which a form of natural gas emits. One way or another, the gas is ignited so the hillside has numerous fissures with flames of varying sizes coming out of the ground.

    It has been like this for millenia and the ancients called it the Chimaera, hence the nearby town of Kemer. It was associated with the underworld and with Vulcan/Hephaestos, was used as a beacon for sailors, and was a pirate base.

    People cook food and tea on the flames and it is a vigourous, though short, hike up the hill.

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    Olimpos Milli Parki (National Park)

    by WulfstanTraveller Written Oct 18, 2004

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    Ancient Theatre in Olimpos Milli Parki

    Near Kemer, in Anatalya Ili, on the west coast of Lycia is Olimpos National Park. It includes a gorgeous stretch of coastline with rugged, forested limestone mountains and a nice swath of beach. Near the beach are Ancient Greek/Roman ruins that are fun to explore because of the setting on the forested hills above the beach and the fact that they are thickly overgrown with vines, figs, bays, and pines, and quite dilapidated. They include tombs, a theatre, gate, etc.

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    Turkish Massage

    by moscowgirl Written Jan 26, 2004

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    What can I say - for that 40 minutes I 've suddenly realised that this guy was a sadist:) He enjoyed showing me WHAT a "painful" spot I've got "here" and "there" :) I would have probably died if it would last any longer. Besides I had some plastic flowers right in front of my face all that time. Hopefully prepared not for me...

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    Turkish baths were not bad at all:)

    by moscowgirl Written Jan 26, 2004

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    I would advise you to take a tour to Myra Kekova. What a nice place to be. The tour includes the boat trip to the flooded town of Semena. Though you won't be able to see much but some sights are really good. Plus a very neat bathing in one of the lagoones.

    No bungee jumping was available otherwise may be I would try that too:)

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