Weekend Flea Market: Flea Market
Every Saturday and Sunday in the park in Sovyetska on the hill above Lenin Street, and next to a museum and church a pitch up flea market takes place. You'll find items dating from the 1000BC to Present Date Items, but mostly it's stuff from the Crimea War in 1854 and also German Nazi stuff from the WWII, but beware of fakes. It a great laff dealing with these guys, as they think I am a normal stupid tourist and unaware that I am an antique dealer on a busmans holiday...ooohhh don't I love to heckle. Please becareful as you are not allowed to export items pre-1945 out of the country.
What to buy: Crimean War British Shako Plates.....
What to pay: $100 for a good condition one
- Historical Travel
Various: Market at 5km
I'm not sure what days which part of this market are open, all the signs are naturally in Cyrillic but I can tell you that the market was in full swing on a Sunday when we were there, row after row after row of goods-clothes, food, household items, toys, electronics, home improvement items, there seemed to be some logic in the setup as vendors selling similar items were bunched together. We were looking for the flea market section with used Soviet stuff but were a little disappointed, what we believe was the flea market section was filled mostly with used clothing.
When we went back through Tuesday morning, the food booths were open and I found a couple of pastries for breakfast. We didn't look to see if the rest of the market was open.
Oh! You have to haggle!!
Haggling in the markets and tacky souvenier stalls is the order of the day..A hearty laugh and a firm price offer normal works.. if you ain't sure on the power of your haggling then watch the monty python film 'the life of brian' where you can see the art of street haggling in action.
What to pay: Haggle 50% down and work towards 25% off
Art Market in Port
Art market on weekends outside the city hall.
What to buy: Good quality paintings by local artisits.
What to pay: Bargain prices from a western point of view.