The Best Places to Buy Souvenirs in Bodrum

Bodrum | © Feride Yalav-Heckeroth
Bodrum | © Feride Yalav-Heckeroth

From local arts and crafts to beautiful textiles, ceramics, and even food, Bodrum has plenty of amazing souvenirs and gifts that will remind you of those wonderful summer days of yonder. Whether it’s a local market in Yalıkavak or Gümüşkük or a special boutique in Türkbükü, we chose some of the best places to shop.

Bodrum Havlu

The peştamal is a thin towel with tassels used in the hamam (Turkish bath) and also one of the most popular souvenirs. You’ll often see locals using paştamels on the beach because of their surprisingly high absorbency and quick drying time in the sun. Bodrum Havlu is one of the best places to choose a paştamel that you can use at home, as they come in a myriad of colors and motifs.

Gümüşlük Market

Market, Turkish
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Gümüşlük is one of Bodrum’s most beautiful and laid-back areas, where you’ll find down-to-earth restaurants, pensions, and plenty of colorful fishing boats. The open-air market in Gümüşlük’s entrance is a colorful spectrum of handmade goods such as hand-painted ceramics, the famous hand-decorated dried gourd lamps, and local art. You’ll also be happy to notice that Gümüşlük is mostly inhabited by locals and not the tourists you may find in Bodrum’s city center.

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  • Maçakızı Hotel Store

    Hotel, Boutique Hotel
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    Maçakızı Hotel, Bodrum
    Maçakızı Hotel, Bodrum | Courtesy of Maçakızı

    One of Bodrum’s most well-known luxury boutique hotels nestled perfectly into the natural Aegean landscape, Maçakızı’s modern outlook is present everywhere from its rooms all the way to the beachside bar. Their shop also offers the best of local designers, from bikinis to hand-sewn pillows and much more.

    Cıngıloğlu

    If you’ve become fond of the cheeses, olives, honey, marmalade, and olive oil you’ve had for breakfast in Bodrum, then Cıngıloğlu is the best place to find all those delicious goods and take them home with you. Offering excellent varieties of lor, beyaz, and kaşar cheeses, Cıngıloğlu also conveniently vacuum packs everything so that you don’t have to worry about your luggage.

    Cıngıloğlu, Yalıkavak Mahallesi, Koray Yılmaz İş Merkezi B Blok D:3, 48990 Yalıkavak, Bodrum, Turkey, +90 252 385 23 26