One of the best places to indulge in some retail therapy in Antalya is undoubtedly in its old district, also known as Kaleiçi. Walk along the cobblestone streets, past the many beautiful Ottoman style timber houses, and check out the shops in which you can explore some of the best wares that Antalya has to offer. Local souvenirs, jewelry, clothing, antiques, and carpets are all available and can be found around the mains shopping streets of Cumhuriyet, Güllük, and Atatürk.
Antalya has a lot of traditional outdoor neighborhood markets, but one of the biggest is the indoor market in the Çağlayan neighborhood. Here, you’ll find an amazing selection of fresh fruits and vegetables, fish, nuts, spices, and olive varieties that have been brought in from the villages in the vicinity of the city. The bazaar is also a great place to observe the locals, who come here to do their weekly shopping.
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If you’re looking to visit stores that carry local and international fashion brands, or are in need of equipment for diving or water sports, then head to Kaleiçi Marina, which also happens to offer beautiful views of the sea. When you’re done with your shopping, take a seat at one of the many cafes and restaurants and relax by the water.
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If you’re more of the shopping center kind of person, Antalya won’t disappoint you with its many options. Head to TerraCity Mall, the city’s largest shopping mall with over 150 stores and 30 restaurants, and you’ll be sure to find whatever it is you’re looking for. There is also a huge Migros supermarket here in case you need to stock up on food.
For a more historic experience, head over to this old, beautiful and covered bazaar from the late 15th century that is just north of Antalya’s old town, Kaleiçi. It’s a great place to find handmade souvenirs, and make sure you visit the jewelers, copper workshops, and metalwork craftsmen, as well as the merchants selling beautiful textiles, Iznik style tiles, and spices.
Set up every Saturday, this is Antalya’s biggest street bazaar (known as pazar in Turkish). You’ll find stalls selling clothing, jewelry, accessories, bags, and souvenirs, as well as fresh produce, herbs, and ready-made foods. This is definitely the place to go if you’re a passionate bargain hunter or just want to mingle with the locals who are doing their bulk buying on a sunny afternoon.