Fethiye Gold Center: Gold
Well, I'm not a fan of jewelry, but most of women are as i figured, so for those of you who are into gold, this is the place to be. It was praised by everybody. They get their gold from National Bank of Turkey, pure gold and then they heat it, melt it and change karats. The precious stones they get from India, South Africa, and a few other countries I forgot. They can refurbish your jewelry and make it bigger or smaller. Also, for whatever you buy, you get a certificate and guarantee.
It's owned by Özyer family.
What to buy: All the possible jewelrz and watches.
What to pay: Again, bargain rules.
Lots of clothes and real trukish food: TURKISH MARKET PLACE
A one on the week , avery thuesday in Fethiye is are open a Market place , whit good prices clothes and foods . You can buy a cheap price of lacoste t-***s , nike , adidas and more less thes 4 - 8 euro. Very Good Shoes - Puma for 5 euro. You can go to Market place with the Bus - " Dalmushe " - is price a 2,5 milion turkish lira. This very good place to buy some good clothes!! With the very good price!
What to buy: clothes , shoes , food , suvenirs .
What to pay: 2500 euro for clothes !! Im bein in Turkey in 2004 year and im spend a 1500 euro! In the future im come in this place and im get 2500 euro to buy this clothes!!
The Large Tuesday Market
Every Tuesday there is a big market in Fethiye selling many kinds of things. There are also many small inexpensive restaurants with nice food and drinks, alongside a stream that cools the surrounding air. The market is nice and shady as most of it is covered with big canvas awnings.
The market is very popular with tourists, and they are needed and appreciated, but please respect the local culture and dress decently. I have seen many women tourists wearing bikini tops and/or skirts waaay up to there, and it just doesn't look nice, even to a foreigner. Yes, you are on holiday, but you aren't on your way to your hotel from the pool or beach and you certainly wouldn't dress this way at a local shopping mall in your hometown. After all, this is a market not just for tourists, but where locals come once a week to buy things for their homes and to stock up on fruit, veggies and other foods.
What to buy: Fresh fruits and vegetables, spices, honey, clothing, textiles, jewellery, shoes, household goods, bags, leather goods and a lot more. You can get some good deals at this market. Last month I bought a lot of nice women's t-shirts for only about 1.50 US dollars each and a really nice quality t-shirt for my husband for 3.00 US dollars, all without bargaining.
What to buy: Delightful sweets of various flavours. i forgot the Turkish name for that stuff, but here we call it RATLUK. The popular flavours are rose (!!!), wahlnut and all other kinds of nuts. They are beautifully arranged and very colourful, very appealing for the eyes.
Nargila or Shisha
What to buy: Nargila or shisha, the pipe with flavours of different kinds - banana, apple, rose, jasmine, even coca cola!!! Turkish pipes are cheap and low quality, whereas Egyptian ones are heavy, strong, solid and high quality (or so the merchant explained!) You'll be offerred to smoke it most probably, often with a cup of Turkish tea.
What to pay: as always, bargain
What to buy: Nicely packed spices, tea (various flavours, in powder of all colours :)), sweets, honey, nuts, hamam (Turkish bath) set, Turkish coffee and a machine to grind, tea and coffee cups, etc... All of them are so nicely displayed on the streets in lots of shops around Fethiye, and in the evening it all glitters and shines! :)
What to pay: bargain
Olive Oil Soap
What to buy: Olive oil soap! Natural soap, naturally handmade, no chemicals, no aditives, very healthy and beneficial for skin. It is extremely good for dry skin, eczema, dandruff and dry, weak hair. Turkish women use it for centuries (and honestly, they all have amazing hair!) Plus, it's so nicely wrapped & packed, I adore this natural style! And of course, with an "eye" protection! Nothing can go without it! ;)
What to pay: That is the question!! Depends on your bargain skills. You'll be offerred hideous prices in the beginning, but in the very expensive Fethiye (due to mainly British tourists who never bargain) if you are very lucky, as I was, you can "pass" with 1,5 million Turkish liras, which is 1$.
As in most turkish resort, you'll find this concentration of shops where you can buy anything and always think you made a good deal after discussing for hours with the seller...
... think twice, they are really smart !! You could end up with something you didn't really intend to buy.
At least I have not been deceived by the lokums I bought there... Quite a good shop indeed, you get an empty box that you can fill in with the lokums of your choice. I didn't know there was so many different sorts ;-))
This is a FANTASTIC shop, selling everything except pope's ears. The items you'll find are amazing, lots of antuques, but also some new & "modern" stuff. I could stare at the shop window for hours!
What to buy: On every corner almost there is an enchanting carpet shop, they all look so beautiful and invoking, I can't help but imagining Aladdin and his flying carpet! ;)
What to pay: bargain, naturally