Kemer is a beach holiday resort located on the Mediterranean coast of Turkey in the beautiful Turkish Riviera. The small but bustling resort is just 40km from the city of Antalya and is backed by the stunning Taurus Mountains.
As you would expect from its location, Kemer has a typically Mediterranean climate with summers that are long, hot and sunny and winters that are mild but pleasant.
Things really begin to heat up in Kemer in June, as summer gets into full swing. This is the start of peak tourist season, when holiday makers flock here to soak up the sunshine and enjoy the fabulous beaches that the resort has to offer.
The average temperature is around 24°C, though highs can reach a sweltering 30°C during the day, which can feel very hot indeed. Beachgoers love this weather, especially since the ocean breeze cools things off a little and never allows the air to feel its true temperature. Temperatures stay consistently great throughout the whole day, with night time lows dropping to just 18°C, which is still more than warm enough for an evening stroll or al fresco dining.
The average sea temperature has almost reached its peak, at a balmy 24°C. The water is extremely warm, allowing anyone to take a dip in the Mediterranean waters comfortably.
As summer arrives, the weather in Kemer dries up completely and tourists can expect mostly dry and clear weather throughout their stay. June sees just 11mm of rainfall during the month, which results in just 3 wet days on average. There's just a 6% chance of a rainy day.
One of the biggest draws to Kemer is the abundance of sunshine that bathes the resort all year round. June is one of the sunniest months and sees 13 beautiful hours of sunshine every day.
For more up-to-date information before you travel, check Kemer's weather forecast.
If you're looking for a special place to stay in June, Hotel Akka Antedon offers a luxurious stay in 5-star surroundings. The main attraction of this hotel is its beachfront location in Beldebi where guests are just steps from their own private beach. There's also a large pool area surrounded by landscaped gardens with comfortable sun loungers to relax on and a highly-rated a la carte restaurant.
Nearby in Tekirova, the Amara Dolce Vita Luxury Hotel is a great choice for those who prefer the convenience of an all-inclusive stay. The resort has a huge choice of restaurants there's 13 in total, so there's something to suit everyone. Guests can also make use of the full-service spa and the private beach. Rooms here range from a standard double room to a grand villa which sleeps up to 6 guests.
Another recommended choice is Gural Premier Tekirova Hotel, which is also located just steps from the beach essential for a summer holiday in sunny Kemer. This grand hotel has everything you need on site, including 4 restaurants, 8 bars and a pool and a water park, so you don't have to go far to have a great time. However, if you want to, the centre of Kemer is within easy reach.
With 13 sunny hours per day and a wonderfully warm sea temperature of 24°C, there's no wonder that the beach is one of the resort's main attractions in June. There's nothing better than spending a day relaxing on the soft sand, splashing around in the waves and enjoying the beautiful weather.
The main beach in Kemer is Ayısigi beach, which is also known as Moonlight beach and is located at the centre of the resort. This Blue Flag beach is spacious with soft golden sand and shallow waters, making it a great choice for families with small children as well as those who want to sunbathe or take part in watersports. It offers sun bed hire as well as places to buy food and drinks.
Tourists will be able to enjoy outdoor dining in Kemer in June, as warm temperatures last all evening.
Many restaurants such as Merhaba Garden Restaurant feature beautiful outdoor terraces where you can sit and watch the world go by. Merhaba Garden Restaurant is one of the most highly-rated eateries in Kemer thanks to its wonderful service and delicious and authentic Turkish cuisine. Don't miss the traditional Turkish flatbread.
Sibel's Four Seasons Cafe & Restaurant is the place to go if you're looking for a unique dining experience. Located off the beaten track in the small mountain village of Beycik, it's a bit of a trek from Kemer but definitely worth the journey. Here, you'll find an array of foods including home-cooked Turkish, Mediterranean and even Austrian cuisine, all served in a traditional patio setting.
While Kemer is not well-known for its vibrant clubbing scene, those who are looking for a lively night out will find it at Club Inferno. This huge nightclub often hosts themed nights and DJs, so you're guaranteed a great time after dark.
If you can tear yourself away from Kemer's beautiful beaches, there are many other fun things to do in the region in June.
The Aspendos Opera and Ballet Festival starts in June and is one of the biggest events in the Turkish cultural calendar. The two-month-long concert and performance series has only been in existence since 1994, but has become extremely popular with both locals and tourists. Not only are the performances breathtaking and memorable, but so is the venue. The festival is held in the two-thousand-year-old ancient Roman Theatre of Aspendos, which has amazing acoustics.
Those travelling with kids may enjoy a day at Dino Park in Goynuk, just outside of Kemer. This fun theme park is set within a woodland and is filled with realistic dinosaur models as well as small rides and other fun attractions. Children of all ages will have a great time here.