Bazaars & Markets Tour (Self Guided), Antalya

Shopping is rather enjoyable in Antalya and presents more than a few striking photo opportunities as well. Some of the best shopping can be found in the Kaleiçi area, and many contemporary shops, some very large, are along the main shopping avenues which include Isiklar and Atatürk. Visitors can buy very old jewelry, small prayer rugs, leather items, cotton ware, and local ceramic and wooden objects. Don't forget that bargaining is expected. It's just a part of the exciting experiences here.
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Bazaars & Markets Tour Map

Guide Name: Bazaars & Markets Tour
Guide Location: Turkey » Antalya (See other walking tours in Antalya)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.5 Km or 1.6 Miles
Author: valery
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Main Market
  • Iskele Market
  • Old Bazaar (İki Kapılı Han)
  • Hadrian's Gate Avenue
  • Old Historic Bazaar (Carsi)
  • Dogu Garaji
Main Market

1) Main Market

The main market or bazaar in Antalya is captivating to visit. Besides leather goods, carpets, clothes, and much more, you will be served with apple tea. Serving tea to visitors is a very pleasant tradition in Turkey. As in all of Antalya’s bazaars, you will find some cheap goods as well as quality items, so check to be sure of what you are getting. The market is open even on holidays. Take the time to visit it anytime and never forget bargaining.
Iskele Market

2) Iskele Market

If you're looking for flavorful fresh fruits and vegetables, Iskele Market has plenty of shops where you can find them at a reasonable price. Some will even prepare fresh juice right before your eyes. The wide variety of colorful produce will entice you to try some on the spot as well as take it with you. Many types of exotic fruits and vegetables can also be found, so taste and explore.
Old Bazaar (İki Kapılı Han)

3) Old Bazaar (İki Kapılı Han) (must see)

In the oldest area of Antalya is the Old Bazaar or İki Kapılı Han. Here tourists can buy local and international textile, gold and silver jewelry, carpets and much more. Once you have decided what you want to purchase, don't rush to pay the asking price, and don't reveal how much money you have. Do not forget that sellers expect bargaining in Turkey. There are those that say that “Negotiate” is their slogan.
Hadrian's Gate Avenue

4) Hadrian's Gate Avenue

The road that goes past Hadrian's Gate is an avenue where you can find good shopping, or just take a leisurely walk. The breathtaking aromas and flavors of local foods, especially local cooking, will not let you leave without buying or tasting them. It is also a perfect and comfortable place to purchase souvenirs, coffee, a very large assortment of teas, or small jewelry.
Old Historic Bazaar (Carsi)

5) Old Historic Bazaar (Carsi) (must see)

Antalya's old historic bazaar (carsi) is situated along Kâzim Özalp Caddesi beginning at Kalekapisi Square then going north across Atatürk Caddesi. The old market is good for old and modern jewelry, souvenirs, leather bands and shoes, a large assortment of accessories, unique handcrafted items, and more. During the hot seasons, you'd better follow the local advice and carry bottles of water to help keep you going as you explore everything.
Dogu Garaji

6) Dogu Garaji

Dogu Garaji market district presents an excellent opportunity to enjoy and inhale the breathtaking aromas of tea, coffee, and spices. It is located in the middle of the city and offers an abundance of interesting wares, including cotton garments, leather products such as purses, belts, coats, and so on, ceramic ware, and souvenirs. Moreover, you can treat yourself by visiting the fruit shops where the multitude of fruit colors and flavors will catch your eye and take your breath away.

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