Things to do in Kemer

Our most recommended things to do in Kemer

From Antalya/Kemer: Pamukkale and Hierapolis Tour with Lunch

1. From Antalya/Kemer: Pamukkale and Hierapolis Tour with Lunch

Discover the incredible natural setting of Pamukkale and the ancient settlement of Hierapolis on a day trip from the Antalya or Kemer region. Your guide will help you to understand the fascinating history and provide extra insight into this special area. Begin with pickup from your hotel or from the meeting point in the early morning before driving for a few hours until you reach Pamukkale. The dreamlike landscape is filled with fantastic stalactites and white terraces with flowing water. The healing properties of this area have been recognized for centuries and have long attracted visitors to the area. Experience the rejuvenating and calming effect of the mineral water. In the past, even Cleopatra made the trip to experience this unique setting. The ruins of the ancient city of Hierapolis in Anatolia also provide spectacular views. In addition to learning about the history of this place, find out more about religion and culture in contemporary Turkey.

Antalya: Old City, Duden Waterfalls & Cable Car Tour w/Lunch

2. Antalya: Old City, Duden Waterfalls & Cable Car Tour w/Lunch

Enjoy a guided tour of bustling Antalya, known for its breathtaking Mediterranean coastline, traditional coffee, and winding Old Town streets. Ascend a 605-meter high hill on the Tünektepe Cable Car, enjoy lunch with sea views, wander the historic streets of Kaleici, and discover rushing waterfalls. The tour begins with an airconditioned bus ride from your hotel to Antalya's city center. Upon arrival, board the Tünektepe Cable Car and ascend a 605-meter-high hill, taking in picturesque views of the harbor and Mediterranean sea. Relax with a coffee or tea at the local cafe or wander the hilltop. Continue to Kaleici Old Town to visit Hadrianus Gate, a historic arch built in 130 BC to welcome Emperor Hadrin. Feast your eyes on the Fluted Minaret's Selijuk architecture and a 9th-century medieval clock tower. Use your free time to visit local shops, walk the streets, or stroll along the harbor. Then it's time to visit the Lower Duden waterfall in the Lara district, which empties into the Mediterranean Sea from towering, 40-meter-high cliffs. Take a photo at the waterfalls and visit Lara beach before boarding the bus and heading back to your hotel.

Antalya/Kemer: Kekova Sunken City, Demre & Lycia Day Tour

3. Antalya/Kemer: Kekova Sunken City, Demre & Lycia Day Tour

Explore ancient Lycia on a day trip and yacht cruise from Antalya. See a historic rock tomb from Lycian times, marvel at ancient Greco-Roman amphitheaters, and sail to the beautiful Kekova Island. Meet your driver outside your hotel and begin your adventure with a drive through the ancient state of Lycia. Marvel at an ancient rock tomb from the Lycian times and stop to visit the Greco - Roman amphitheater. Next, visit the church of St. Nicholas the Miracle Worker in Demre city. This ancient church sits above the 4th-century burial place of St. Nicholas, the original inspiration for Santa Claus. Enjoy a delicious lunch before heading to Kekova Island. Board a glass-bottomed yacht and sail through pristine waters to reach this fascinating island. Sail by the mysterious sunken city of Kekova, an ancient Lycia city, destroyed by an earthquake. Spot the ruins of the city and the Simena Castle from the side of the boat and under the water through the glass bottom. Before heading back, jump into the refreshing water for a swim. Finally, return to your hotel, having experienced Turkey's rich ancient history.

From Kemer: Taurus Mountains Jeep Safari

4. From Kemer: Taurus Mountains Jeep Safari

Benefit from pick-up at your hotel in Kemer, and then journey by 4WD vehicle into the dramatic landscapes of the Taurus Mountains. Venture off-road in a convoy of sturdy Land Rovers and climb the mountain roads to an altitude of more than 1,500 meters above sea level. Stop at different places along the way to enjoy the stunning views and visit a local village. Admire the traditional houses and get an idea of how the locals live away from the tourist resorts. Cool down with a refreshing swim at a mountain stream and waterfall. Then, return to Kemer and get dropped off at your hotel on arrival.

From Antalya or Kemer: Olympos Cable Car Ticket

5. From Antalya or Kemer: Olympos Cable Car Ticket

Admire the views from the top of Olympos Mountain with a ticket for the Olympos Teleferik Cable Car. Select optional transfers from Kemer and Antalya and enjoy the added convenience of hotel pickup and drop-off. Olympos Teleferik is located at the center of Bey Mountains National Park. Make your way to the peak of Tahtalı Mountain, which was known as Olympos Mountain in ancient times, and towers at a height of 2365 m. As you turn off the main road, make your way along 7km of scenic forest road surrounded by pine trees until you reach the cable car station at a height of 726m. On your way to the summit, admire spectacular views of the Mediterranean Coast and keep your eyes peeled for local wildlife including mountain goats and birds of prey.

Kemer Full-Day Scuba Diving Adventure

6. Kemer Full-Day Scuba Diving Adventure

The waters off Turkey’s southern Mediterranean coast provide an excellent opportunity for an underwater adventure. Enjoy 2 dives at different sites plus lunch on this 7-hour excursion from Kemer. Both beginners and seasoned divers can explore the underwater life in clear waters. Before making the first dive the instructor will provide a briefing on the technical details of diving. Learn how to make use of your diving gear and then experience the colorful underwater life after a few skill tests and test dives. Swim with exotic fish and explore fascinating caves. Instructors ensure that divers remain safe. It is possible to book the boat trip and lunch without the dives.

Antalya/Kemer: Koprulu Canyon Whitewater Rafting with Lunch

7. Antalya/Kemer: Koprulu Canyon Whitewater Rafting with Lunch

Pass through 10 exhilarating rapids on this rafting tour through Koprulu Canyon in Antalya. Choose to meet at the launch site or pick a tour with hotel transfers from select locations like Antalya and Kemer. Eat a delicious lunch at a charming riverside restaurant.  Before the start of rafting you stop at an old bridge to capture some pictures before you hit the water. Put on your helmet and life jacket and take off with your rafting guide down the river. Feel your heart pound as you pass through rapids.  Cool off with a dip in the cold water at some local swim spots. Look for local wildlife and take in the tree-filled landscapes as you glide down the river. Stop for a break halfway through your experience where you can take a rest.  Finish your rafting tour at the activity provider's restaurant where you can savor a 3-course lunch next to the river. Watch the the video from your tour and see the pictures that were taken throughout the day. 

Kemer Full-Day Pirate Boat Trip with Lunch

8. Kemer Full-Day Pirate Boat Trip with Lunch

You’ll be met at your hotel and transferred to the Kemer marina to board the boat that will take you on this full-day excursion to the ancient city of Phaselis. Phaselis was once a major trading center, boasting 3 separate harbors. At the site of the ancient city you’ll find many ruins of aqueducts, agora, baths, and an antique theater. The bay’s sheltered pebble beaches are delightful and the waters are shallow, calm, and safe for swimmers. After lunch at the bay, your boat will set sail for the next stop, either at Paradise Island or at the lovely bay known as Mehmet Ali Bükü. After a swimming break there, you’ll sail on to the last stop, which will be at Alaca Water, a lovely inlet that’s an ideal spot for another swimming and snorkeling break before returning to Kemer.

Fire of Anatolia Dance Show at Gloria Aspendos Arena

9. Fire of Anatolia Dance Show at Gloria Aspendos Arena

Experience the Fire of Anatolia, or Anadolu Ateşi, a Turkish dance group that features some 120 dancers. Having performed in more than 85 countries, from the USA to China, join the more than 20 million people who have seen them live. Every year from April to November, the 2 legendary dance shows “Evolution" and "Troy" are held at the stunning Gloria Aspendos Arena. The outdoor amphitheater is the largest stage in the world, and boasts seating capacity for 4,700 people. From this glorious setting, you will see one of the fastest dances in the world, performed at 241 steps per minute, and learn more about the history of Turkey and the Anatolian region through the dramatic medium of dance.

Antalya/Kemer/Side/Belek/Alanya: Family Rafting Adventure

10. Antalya/Kemer/Side/Belek/Alanya: Family Rafting Adventure

Add adrenaline and extreme emotions to your Turkish vacation with a full-day white water rafting adventure on the Köprüçay River of the Köprülü Canyon. Sit back and relax on the 57 mile (95 kilometer) scenic drive from Antalya to Köprülü Canyon National Park where up to 7,000 people can raft on the river at the same time during the summer months. Upon arrival, you will be fully equipped by your rafting guide and given a safety briefing to help you through the day. No previous experience is needed and no swimming ability is required. Even children (6-12 years old), accompanied by their parents, can join this family ride. Then head out onto the waters of the Köprüçay River to raft the rapids of the 8.5-mile (14-kilometer) canyon, where the 2nd-century Oluk Bridge towers 88 feet (27 meters) high, lending even more drama to the backdrop of your rafting adventure.

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What people are saying about Kemer

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 1,515 reviews

We - a family of 4 with another family of 4, went rafting with Seven Tours in Köprülü Kanyon in Turkey. Our host was simply great - very responsive and very helpful. Everything was organized very well, too - pick-up from and return to our hotel, onsite arrangements - equipment handover, transport to the starting point, lunch and the rafting itself, of course. Initially, I thought that the river is quite still but the entire experience turned out extremely funny and with sufficient white-water spots to pump our adrenaline.

Everything was perfect and well prepared, the problem was if u only book rafting you most likely going to wait because it’s one bus, but they kinda fix the waiting problem, you have to bring all your stuff with you if they have a shop for everything you might need, our guide was ABDUL he’s funny and outgoing we had a great time but he keep throwing people in the river lol. The bus we took was with no air conditioning but it good shape we left the hotel 10:00 and came back 17:00 I highly recommend it

since I didn't live in a hotel, we came up the pick up location, the van arrived on time. Guide is super friendly spent about 2 hours in pamukkale its adequate. a lot to choose from in linch buffet overall a great experience!

Awesome trip along the winding roads of coastal cities and on the cruise !so much to discover and learn from and our guide was great! 12-14 hours duration but worth every bit of it.

It was the best tour we've ever had the whole trip. Alp, the tour guide, was excellent.