Traditional Turkish desserts,Ice cream and beverages,
You should taste "tombak" it's made of caramel , milk,sugar. Taste enormous!,caramelized pudding.
Or you can try "ashure"made of dried fruits,its cold,and very delicious.
And the special! "kazandibi" .it's also traditinal,made of chicken breast.(can you believe)its also consistency like pudding,made of milk,sugar and chicken breast.You could'nt taste chicken breast ,because beaten before cooked.it acquires thikness to pudding.top of pudding burnt in oven.That makes kazandibi delicious.In summer you can try ice cream on it.
What to buy: You can find all labels always discount in Deepo Outlet Center .There are 350 shops,35 restaurants and cafes. All categories of all interests you can find.
What to pay: Very very cheap.All dessert 2-5 Euro
Coffee 1,50euro,Turkish tea in turkish original glass 0,50 euro
Ice cream one roll 0,50 euro
Bazaars are sort of like a cross between a street market and a shopping centre as they are in a building of sorts and grouped together but with elements of markets
the shops we went to was near our resort (the BArut Lara hotel) there was a few bazaars grouped together
the guys there were nice but pushy, wanting you to go into their shop to look
i dont think i need to say this but -- the 'designer' stuff they are selling is obviously fake. of course you cant buy a real D&G bag, Lacoste top or Prada shoes for 10 lira (3 pounds-ish)
one guy did freely admit this, telling my dad that he was selling 'genuine fakes' which we all had a good laugh about
What to buy: the bazaars dont really sell food, they are more clothes, shoes, bags, watches and souveneirs
What to pay: they are all pretty cheap as they are fakes and mass-produced souvenirs
street shopping in the new town and in the old district of antalya is wonderful thing ,the wide and beautiful pavements in the new area and the narrow and stylish architectured streets in the old area its realy a pleasure to walk there even if you didnt buy anything
In 2010 everybody in Europe stop buying as the crisis have hit all the rich countries on the old continent.
Turkey (especially Antalya) was one of the special exceptions.
It was a kind of "shopping rush" when we have been there, but something I have never seen before.
They were buying everything with an un-explicable excitement.
The locals were trying clothes between the shelves as all the cabins were full and they had anyway to wait long minutes in queues to pay for the chosen ones. It was actually a kind of fight to spend money... so difficult to explain and understand it.
The show itself was an amazing one and I have spent minutes looking at that crowd and admiring its movement, their gestures and the general "hum".
Entrance to the shopping street- great place for souvenirs, antiques and carpets/Persian Rugs/Kilims.
They make lovely pottery here in Turkey. Very colourful. A good idea as a gift is to buy one of these little pots, fill it with either sweets or spices and give it as a gift to someone back home.
Buying some of these lovely spices for yourself or as a gift is a great idea. I bought some together with a cook book to bring back home as a gift to my nephew that is a chef.
What to pay: For a simple shirt having a simple turksih flag on it I have paid 7 Million TRL. You must bargain for the price and not to hesistate at all.
Why not buy yourself a belly dancing outfit that you cn wear to the next fancy dress party? Or buy one for your little girl, she is bound to feel like a princess in one of these outfits.
What to buy:
As you can see, the daughters were selecting colourful bracelets for all their girlfriends back home.
The bazar is a paradise for these small but cheap souvenirs
Many places sell carpets, Persian rugs... beautiful designs that can enhance any room. Prices vary, of course, but you can probably negotiate with them.
What to buy: Rugs