Dine and shop in this charming haven outside of Antalya, home to hotel resorts and rows of impressive yachts.
Kemer Marina is a popular seaside harbor full of restaurants and yachts. Visit this serene and tranquil refuge to spend some quiet time outside the historic city of Antalya. As well as being a hub for bars and bistros, it is also an important port for many sailors from the U.S. and Europe.
Take a leisurely stroll along the marina in order to see impressive boats from all over the world. The piers have enough berths to dock 320 vessels. Capture photos of your favorite craft and imagine taking it out on the Mediterranean Sea surrounding the harbor. Enjoy the view of the boats from one of the restaurants around the marina serving fresh seafood. Relish the fresh air away from the noise and clutter of the big cities.
Although the marina functions year-round as a port, it is most popular among travelers in the summer months. Work on your tan in the scorching heat and then dip your feet in the water to cool down. Stay at one of the luxury resorts to enjoy this beautiful coastal area in style.
Many expatriates and wealthy Turks invest in property around the Kemer area. Note the number of quaint white concrete homes on your way to the marina. Explore nearby beaches for a relaxing afternoon on the sand. The agenda of sun and sea will be a stark contrast from the historical ruins and museums of Antalya.
The community along the sparkling water has organized activities and several local stores for the boat owners, who enjoy a peaceful break during their stay in the harbor. Expect to see menus and signs translated into several languages to cater to travelers from around the globe.
Kemer Marina is almost 30 miles (48.3 kilometers) south of Antalya. Rent a car or take a taxi to drive down the coast for about 1 hour. Alternatively, take a bus to the station just outside the marina.