Colors of Kemer - traditions, festivals, mentality and lifestyle

Before going to Kemer, tourists are recommended to get some information about culture and traditions of local people. Travellers should follow some specific rules of behavior. Otherwise, there is a risk that tourists will offend locals and disturb the existing centuries old traditions. First of all, do not show any sign of disrespect to the culture and traditions of local people. Do not criticize their history and lifestyle. Local people have great respect for their history and culture, so any uncomplimentary remark on these subjects may become the reason for offense.
Kemer is a great place for outdoor activities with children. Many attractions of the popular Turkish resort are targeted specifically at toddlers. There are several water parks in the city, … Open
A large number of religious objects is one of the main features of Kemer. Excursions to these sights are usually included in tour programs. When you plan to visit a mosque, make sure you have chosen the right clothes. Women should take a shawl in order to cover the head before entering the mosque. People, who wear shorts or short skirts, as well as clothes with short sleeves or revealing clothes, are not allowed to enter the territory of religious objects. Travellers, who ignore these rules, may be simply not allowed to enter the territory of a mosque.
Do not forget to take off your shoes in front of a mosque or someone’s house. If the place is crowded, visitors are allowed to put their shoes in a bag and take the shoes inside. As a rule, travelers want to make memorable photos and videos, but in this case you should also consider several important rules. Taking photos or making videos of locals is possible only after you receive their permission. It is prohibited to make pictures of women dressed in long black robes. Copyright
Restaurants of Kemer will please visitors with a huge choice of signature treats. Even most discerning gourmets will be satisfied with the food offered here. Gastronomic facilities of the … Open
Locals are very friendly and sociable. They are accustomed to a big number of foreigners, and so they have a reserved attitude to people of different cultures. While visiting local shops and markets, tourists will probably notice some obtrusiveness of local vendors. They can offer their services quite aggressively. Tourists should respond to such a behavior in a reserved and polite manner.
Locals reject intolerance of any kind. According to the local rules of etiquette, even the most important business discussion should start with greeting phrases and a couple of general questions not related to business topics. Finally, it is worth mentioning one more important trait of local people - hospitality. You shouldn’t reject an invitation to visit a person’s house and have a cup of tea. Otherwise, your reject can be the reason for offence.
Kemer and its surroundings are home to a large number of various attractions. This is the place where tourists can visit internationally famous historical monuments and museums, walk through … Open
Festivals in Kemer deserve the attention of every tourist, being an excellent option for familiarizing with the local culture. Thus, fans of spectacular shows and sports events will be delighted with the Red Bull Sea to Sky festival held in late September. At this time, the best racers of the world gather in the resort town to compete for the title of the best. Extreme enduro involves not just a race - but a race through scenic forests up to an altitude of 2,365 meters above sea level - where else could one imagine such a large-scale event?
Throughout the year, Kemer hosts amazing shows, which have already become the entire region's hallmark. This is about "The Fire of Anatolia" and Troya Dans. The performances are an explosive mix of modern and folk dance with ballet. Even though it sounds unbelievable, the show striking in its scale remains in the memory of all its lucky visitors for a long time. All you need is to follow the news about upcoming events in cultural institutions and clubs of Kemer.
Kemer is a beautiful place, where guests are welcome to visit wonderful beaches and entertainment venues. This is a true paradise for fans of active holidays and sports entertainment. The … Open
In May, it's time to enjoy some wonderful fruits collected by the locals - the thing is that the Golden Pomegranate Festival is scheduled for this time. It lasts a whole week, during which visitors can enjoy not only a gastronomic program but also theatrical and musical ones. Among other things, one can admire the art at the opening exhibitions. The colorful fireworks are considered the festival's culmination. At the beginning of September, many tourists leave Kemer to explore nearby Aspendos, a historic landmark and symbol of Anatolia The fact is that it hosts the magnificent International Opera and Ballet Festival when hundreds of actors dressed in antique robes demonstrate their skills, creating an incomparable atmosphere of touching something wonderful.
In late March - early April divers flock to the resort town. Fantastic underwater tours are organized as part of the “Kemer International Underwater Days”. Local hotels do not let tourists get bored by holding bright shows - animations, theatrical performances, music concerts. In September, travelers enthusiastic about art will be interested in visiting the ruins of the ancient city of Phaselis. The program of Phaselis Art and Culture Festival involves the opening of art exhibitions, as well as theatrical performances. Attending this event would be an excellent option for exploring the local culture.
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