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Kemer

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Kemer is a city in Lycia, Turkey.

Understand[edit]

Kemer

Kemer is a coastal city with some beaches, and mountains (up to the elevation of 2200m) close by. Surrounded by large resort hotels on northern and southern sides, this city is a much preferred destination for Russians on package holidays—ands Western and Northern Europeans—and one of the few towns in Turkey with a welcome sign in Russian (in addition to the usual Turkish, English, German, etc.)

Get in[edit]

By air[edit]

Antalya Airport, the nearest international one, is about 42 km to the north-east, about an hour away by car. There is no airport shuttle service to Kemer, but it is reported that a 3-hour bus ride is possible.

  • Yellow taxis has a set price of 135 lira to/from the airport.
  • Scandinavian charter operator Tyrkiareiser run coaches between Kemer and the airport when they have flights arriving/departing. Quoted at 150 Norwegian Kroner NOK per person, (about 32 TL) or 200 NOK including pickup in Arslanbucak. Tyrkiareiser Kemer office phone: +90 242 814-66-10

By car[edit]

  • The wide highway D400 with separated lanes per each direction, which passes by the town, connects it with north (Antalya) and south.

Get around[edit]

  • Bus service (dolmuş) as usual. 1 TL. Route up to Arslanbucak and all the way down to the beach.
  • Yellow taxis are common. The ~3km distance between Arslanbucak and downtown Kemer costs 13-16 TL.
  • Some of the restaurants and beaches offers to pick you up, and return you home, for free.

See[edit]

Do[edit]

  • 1 [dead link] Sea to Sky/Olympos Teleferik (colloquially known as 'Tahtalı Teleferiği' in Turkish), Yeni Mah. Atatürk Bulvarı 2/1, Kemer (their office in downtown) (access to lower station is from a 7-km surface road that branches off from the main highway between the towns of Çamyuva and Tekirova , 8 km south of Kemer; shuttles are also available), +90 242 814-30-47, fax: +90 242 814-44-91, . Every half an hour daily 09:00-19:00 in high season, 10:00-17:00 daily in low season. Cable car connecting to the 2,365 m summit of Mt Tahtalı. A trip takes 10 minutes. 75 TL/€30.

Buy[edit]

Eat[edit]

  • 1 Kardelen, Aslanbucak. Excellent food. 20-25 TL for a main course.
  • Merhaba Garden. Great steaks. ~20TL. Pickup service at tel +90 242 814 5594 or +90 535 554 3661

Drink[edit]

The night clubs in town are open till 04:00 daily. Live performances are held on some days, when entrance tickets cost 20-35 TL.

Sleep[edit]

Connect[edit]

Dial +90 242 xxx xxxx (from out of Turkey) or 0 242 xxx xxxx (within Turkey) to call local phone numbers.

Go next[edit]

  • 1 Phaselis (Faselis) — the ruins of what once was the major harbour of the region, lost under a dense pine forest. Daily cruises from Kemer provide a fine way of getting there, but if you are on budget taking a minibus to Tekirova and asking to be dropped off at Phaselis will fit the bill just as well.
Routes through Kemer
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