Bazaars & Shopping Streets Tour, Antalya

Bazaars & Shopping Streets Tour (Self Guided), Antalya

Shopping in Antalya can be both a peaceful therapy session or an exhilarating adrenaline rush, depending on where you go. Either way, it is quite enjoyable, given an amazing range of retail offerings, which, apart from a few striking photo opportunities, provide setting for an ideal shopaholic's paradise.

Some of the best shopping in town is found in the old district of Kaleiçi replete with many contemporary shops, including some large, high-end malls, situated along the main avenues like Atatürk Boulevard – a major thoroughfare, perfect to shop, stroll, sit and watch passers-by.

But to savor a genuine oriental shopping, you have to make way to the city's street markets and bazaars where dealers accept good old haggling as part of their daily routine, so as to soak up the local flavor.

In the Old Bazaar – Antalya's main marketplace, a captivating warren of tiny lanes close-packed with little outlets – you will find lots of handmade craftwork and jewelry, complete with a wealth of leather goods, cotton ware, local ceramic and more.

Among other places to experience old-time retail worth visiting, there are:

Uzun Çarşı Sk. – a historic bazaar street, representing a cluster of shops and boutiques offering traditional goods.

Dogu Garaji Market – an excellent opportunity to enjoy and inhale the breathtaking aromas of tea, coffee, and spices, plus to choose from an abundance of interesting local wares.

To find way to all these locations on foot and experience the best shopping Antalya has to offer, check out our self-guided walking tour and enjoy!
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Bazaars & Shopping Streets Tour Map

Guide Name: Bazaars & Shopping Streets Tour
Guide Location: Turkey » Antalya (See other walking tours in Antalya)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 4
Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.1 Km or 0.7 Miles
Author: valery
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Old Bazaar
  • Uzun Çarşı Sk. (Long Bazzar Street)
  • Atatürk Street
  • Dogu Garaji Market
Old Bazaar

1) Old Bazaar (must see)

As you walk from the Clock Tower to North, in the first block of Kazim Özalp Caddesi, more or less to the right (east) of the Attalos statue, is a warren of tiny lanes close-packed with little shops, mostly selling jewelry and souvenirs. Look for an arched entrance to access the city’s prime market for food and indeed for everything else as well.

Here visitors 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.

The main bazaar 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. The market is open even on holidays.
Uzun Çarşı Sk. (Long Bazzar Street)

2) Uzun Çarşı Sk. (Long Bazzar Street)

Antalya's historic bazaar is situated along Uzun Çarşı Sk. (Long Bazzar Street) beginning at Tekeli Mehmet Paşa Mosque then going South. The large array of shops and boutiques offer traditional carpets, textiles, old and modern jewelry, souvenirs, leather clothes and shoes, a large assortment of accessories, unique handcrafted items, and more.

The street is packed with eateries of all kind as well. Historical architecture and old houses line the street, keeping the local identity. During the hot seasons, it is advised to carry a bottle of water to keep you hydrated as you explore the street.
Atatürk Street

3) Atatürk Street

Ataturk Street is one of the most important streets in the old part of town. The street has benches along its length, giving visitors plenty of places to sit and watch passers-by. Tall palm trees help add to the seaside air of this part of Antalya. When you decide to take a stroll down this street, you'll be in for a fun experience.

There are many stores selling fashion products. Less-expensive knockoffs of designer bags are popular in many of the local stores. You will also find a selection of craft stores here that will appeal to your creative side.

You'll enjoy seeing the bronze statues that line this street. These statues are excellent examples of what the local art scene is capable of producing. When you go down this street, you might be able to see some street performers at work. Regardless of what you're seeking, you'll find something interesting here.
Dogu Garaji Market

4) Dogu Garaji Market

Antalya offers a shopaholic's dream with more than 80 lively markets and bazaars. If you're seeking a distinctive sensory adventure, make your way to the Dogu Garaji Market. The atmosphere is rich with alluring fragrances of coffee, tea, and a variety of spices, while vendors present an exquisite array of meticulously crafted ceramics and handmade crafts.

Situated near the bustling Kaleici neighborhood, just east of the Old Bazaar and a short distance from the iconic Hadrian's Gate, the Dogu Garaji Market is renowned for its superb local cuisine and convenient location. It offers an authentic taste of Turkish delights, from tantalizing doner kebabs to delightful desserts like Akdeniz Dondurma. Don't miss the opportunity to savor the piyaz bean salad for an authentic Antalya experience.

The Dogu Garaji Market is a genuine Antalya market where you'll discover unique spices, fresh fruits, and vegetables (including excellent vegetarian options like Rokka, Helva Ali, Al fakheer Turkish Delight), as well as a variety of souvenirs. When it comes to souvenirs, you'll find handcrafted ceramics and crafts from all corners of Turkey. Even if you're not shopping, taking a stroll through the bazaar is worth it for the captivating scents and the chance to immerse yourself in Turkish shopping culture.

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