Visit Yörük Park in Antalya: Location, Entrance, Tickets, and Tips

Last Updated by Gizem on June 27, 2021
Yoruk Park in Kemer in Turkey

If you are in Antalya or in Kemer, would you like to change of scenery for the day, fill your stomach with good food, and learn about a special local community? We found you the perfect place...Yörük Park in Kemer!

It's an open-air museum about the history of this place and the inhabitants. It's located by the sea, so it's a nice place to relax and taste traditional dishes of the Yörük people.

In this article, you will read all about Yörük Park in Kemer, including what to expect during your visit, helpful information about entrance fees, and how to get there.

Yoruk Park in Kemer in Turkey

What Can I Do at Yörük Park?

In Kemer, Yörük Park guides you through the history, culture, and traditions of the local Yörük nomads, who were the original inhabitants of this region, in an open-air museum .

You can visit traditional Yörük houses and gain insight into their everyday life. 

During your walk through the park, you will discover many tools, everyday objects, as well as various tents with figures depicting the former nomadic life of the Yörük people.

This gives you a vivid impression of their past as nomads. At the same time, you will learn more about the nomadic way of life in the park.

Turkish folk music accompanied by dance performances are one of the highlights. 

The park also offers breathtaking views and photo opportunities. You can marvel at the glittering sea and the mountains behind. On a clear day, you can see as far as Antalya.

Yörük Park offers typical Turkish dishes with regional Yörük flavor. The freshly prepared gözleme, Turkish stuffed flatbread, is very popular. You can even watch this classic dish being prepared. There are several shady outdoor sitting areas where you can enjoy a sensational view of the sea while tasting the specialties.

The silence in Yörük Park is a welcome change for many people. It's a beautiful haven to escape from the hustle and bustle of the city, as well as the crowds.

Since the Yörük tribe had a strong bond with animals from their past as a pastoral people, you can also spot quite a few animals in the park, most of which roam free and linger here.

Yoruk Park in Kemer in Turkey

Entrance, Tickets, and Tours

  • Entrance: To visit Yörük Park, you have to pay a small entrance fee. However, if you eat or drink something in the park, the entrance fee will be deducted from it.
  • Tickets: The entrance fee is paid on site. 
  • Tip : To book amusement parks, museums, and tour tickets in advance of your trip to the Antalya region, don't hesitate to check out the deals in our official shop.
Yoruk Park in Antalya in Turkey

How to Get to Yörük Park

Yörük Park is located on the Küçükburun peninsula in Kemer, about an hour south of Antalya. It's hidden between the bay of Kemer and the marina.

  • On Foot: You can reach the park on foot from the bay or from the southern city center of Kemer.
  • Public Transport: If you want to use public transport, you can get to the park by dolmuş. It will bring you from further away areas to the vicinity of the park. For this, it's best to get off at the bay of Kemer or the marina.

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

When is Yörük Park open?

Yörük Park is open all year round. In the summer, it's open daily from 9:00am to 8:00pm. In the winter, from 9:00am to 7:00pm.

Where is Yörük Park?

Yörük Park is located on the Küçükburun peninsula in Kemer, about an hour south of Antalya. It's hidden between the bay of Kemer and the marina.

How do I get to Yörük Park?

From the southern city center of Kemer and the bay, you can reach Yörük Park on foot.

From places further away, you can get near the park with a dolmuş towards the bay of Kemer or the marina.

How much is the entrance for Yörük Park?

The entrance fee to Yörük Park is 2 TL. However, if you eat or drink something in the park, the entrance fee will be deducted from it.

Yoruk Park in Kemer in Turkey

The History of Yörük Park

Yörük Park was founded in 1982 with the aim of making the life and history of the Yörük people accessible to a larger public.

In addition, the park was intended to serve as a quiet and natural retreat in downtown Kemer.

Since then, Yörük Park has become an alternative attraction for locals and tourists alike. School classes in particular visit Yörük Park to learn about the local nomadic people.

Contact

  • Address: Folklorik Yörük Parkı Kemer/Antalya
  • Opening Hours: During the summer months from 9:00am to 8:00pm. During the winter months from 9:00am to 7:00pm
  • Public Transport: Dolmuş in the direction of the marina or the bay of Kemer
  • Website: Yorukparki.com.tr

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