Bazaars & Markets Tour in Antalya, 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 in Antalya Map

Guide Name: Bazaars & Markets Tour in Antalya
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
Author: valery
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.

Walking Tours in Antalya, Turkey

Create Your Own Walk in Antalya

Create Your Own Walk in Antalya

Creating your own self-guided walk in Antalya is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Old Town Orientation Walk

Old Town Orientation Walk

City ruins, soaring cliffs, mild temperatures and fascinating traditions – all these are like a siren call to the brilliant Turkish queen, named Antalya. The beaches are divine; harbors need not strive for attention, as they can easily catch every visitor’s eye with their beauty. The charming streets of Kaleiçi and many other features are characteristic of Antalya. Presented on this orientation walk are the attractions much popular with both tourists and Antalya’s friendly locals.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.1 km
Turkish Specialties Walking Tour

Turkish Specialties Walking Tour

Antalya attracts millions of tourists with its gorgeous locale combined with the unique traditions of coffee, nargile, belly dance, kebab and baklava, hamam and much more. Find out what you can experience if you decide to go to Antalya by browsing this list of top tourist attractions.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.9 km
Daily Life in Antalya

Daily Life in Antalya

Life for Altalya's residents is full of activities and basic daily requirements that are familiar the world over, though with a distinctive flavor all its own: visiting hectic shopping centers, street markets, or eateries, walking by distinctive or historic locations made routine by familiarity; or relaxing with a favorite form of entertainment. Try this walking tour and discover both the common and unique aspects of daily life in Antalya.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.8 km
Antalya Historical Worship Places

Antalya Historical Worship Places

A stay in Antalya is not complete without a stopover so see at least some of the multitude of tombs and places of worship. They offer Antalya an enchanting combination of the present and the past, impressive grandeur and prehistoric wonder. Check out this list of tombs and places of worship around Antalya that you might like to visit.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.9 km
Historic Sites in Antalya

Historic Sites in Antalya

The principal appeal of Antalya is its wonderful natural splendor. Antalya boasts the finest Mediterranean climate: long summers, mild winters, and plenty of sunshine. Take a trip to this wonderful destination. The natural chic of Antalya is perfectly harmonized by its various ancient features. Kaleiçi is the heart of Antalya''s historic past. Check out this list of the top tourist sights that you might like to visit.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.4 km

Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Antalya for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Antalya has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet


To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Antalya, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device


Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.