Shopping amongst the narrow streets of Bodrum between the white walls of the local buildings is such a great pleasure.
Shops usually sell everything at reasonable prices although bartering with the shop assistant to get an even better price is part of the fun. Turkish crafts make it impossible to resist buying. Holiday makers buy a wide range of goods including carpets, varied leather, copper and bronze wares, silver and gold, handicrafts, embroidery, and the famous Turkish meerschaum and onyx are on many people's lists.
If you’re really looking for a bargain head towards the markets where you can pick up an excellent buy. On market day, Bodrum is taken over by a warren of stalls and shops, selling everything from jewelry to CD's, Rolex watches and 'real' name branded clothing. Look out for the best genuine fake watch store in Bodrum! You can spend hours wandering the narrow streets looking at the goods. It’s an experience not to be missed.
If sophistication is more your style then the better up-market retailers are based at Bodrum Marina Arcade, the Oasis Centre and The Avenue,where designer labels such as Gant, LaCoste, Paul Shark, Diesel, Polo Garage and many more well known shops are around. Many foreigners will be intrigued by the merchandise at Mudo one of the most famous Turkish Stores.
Market Days for Bodrum Peninsula ;
- Monday; Turkbuku open market by the see front.
- Tuesday; Bodrum Fabric Bazaar / Golkoy Market / Milas town big market
- Wednesday; Gumusluk and Gundogan Market
- Thursday; Yalikavak Market ( big one )
- Friday; Bodrum Food market
- Saturday; Turgutreis market ( big one )
At these markets; you can find a huge variety of goods : Fresh fruits and vegetables, textile products, flowers, birds and etc. Merchants offer very attractive prices for their products. You can taste the fruits, nuts and other produce before you buy!
You can also try Milas town market on Tuesday (45 min. by dolmus).
If you interested in buying a Turkish carpet, let us to know and we will send you ( organize a local transfer ) to carpet villages nearby Bodrum. ( much better prices ). You will also see the village women making carpets.