Every Sunday in the small village of Sarigerme, is the large under-cover Bazaar. Local vendors come to sell their goods, weither it be fake designer goods, traditional clothing, jewellery or even ceramics, there's something for everyone here, and plenty of gifts to take back home. Remember, don't expect to pay the price on the tag at markets. They're just guidances. Haggling & bargaining is half the fun ;D
There are traditional bazaars in Marmaris where the producers sell directly to the public. The biggest bazaar of the region is set in the municipality bazaar area and held every Thursday. There are also open-air bazaars open in Ýçmeler on Wednesdays, Armutalan on Thursdays, and Beldibi on Sundays.
In the bazaars, the famous pine honey, local hand-made carpets, all kind of herbs, gifts, natural vegetables (without hormones) and fruits are on sale.
For those who look for international goods, there are stylish shops and shopping centers in the city centre and Netsel Marina.
There is carpet production and sales spots on the Marmaris-Muðla road and Turgut village where various kinds of carpets are available. Travel agencies stop at these sales spots during the daily tours.
What to buy: Honey
There are many markets and colourful bazaars in Marmaris. There are also some bazzars in Icmeler(wednesday), Armutalan(thursday) and Beldibi(sundays). There are also many shops to spend money…
You can find vegetables, fruits, leather bags or jackets, copper and brassware, jewels (suppose to be cheaper than back home), carpets(I still wonder how you can bring this back home), textiles, turkish delights like lokums and of course a dozen of typical tourist souvenirs in many souvenir shops.
If you really want some real local try the locally produced pine-scented honey called çambali.
Watch out that Travel agencies’ tour usually at carpet spots and of course they get commission for that.
What to buy:
Visiting a bazaar in Turkey is always an interesting experience, either if you want to buy something or not.
In Marmaris Bazaar you can find everything, from leather goods to gold, carpets and clothes are reasonable prices.
As everywhere in Turkey, it is essential to bargain for obtaining a really convenient price.
Every Wednesday, in the streets behind the town, next to the Turunc road, becomes busy shopping villager's market place, which started out being a fresh produce and spice market and grew in size to encompass clothing, footwear, households, toys, gifts, copperware and even leather goods.
What to buy: anything...with good price
Don't lose your way ! It's a very very very big shoppingcentrum all under a roof, a labyrint of shops, you won't remember where you have been before or not!!! Integrated barbers,restaurants,steak-houses,...
You should pay 70% of the price they ask.
We saw that Turkey becomes more & more expensive, so hurry if you want some cheap D&G jeans, Armani, Vuitton or Delvaux!!! :)
Some shops didn't give any discount, it was fabric price..
A visit to the Bazaar is a must. It is a large rabbit warren of shops of all descriptions. If you want to return to a shop, make a note of its location as it is easy to get lost.
You can buy anything your heart desires in the Bazaar, custom made shoes, clothes and jewellery. The tailors are very good and will make garments in a couple of days. Treat yourself to a custom piece of jewellery, it does not take long, and the craftsmanship is excellent. Prices are much cheaper than other countries due to the low cost of labour.
Brand name clothing is everywhere, mostly fakes, but very good fakes, your friends at home won't be able to tell the difference.
Have your shoes custom made, they will fit perfectly, be much cheaper than ready made in the shops and the workmanship is terrific. Once you have had one pair made, you will want more. Ask the cobbler to keep your details and get his. You will want to again more when you get home. Don't get blisters with new ready made sandals, have some custom made and you will be comfortable for the duration of your holiday.
Spectacles are much cheaper here and will be ready the same day. So if you need new glasses, or want a spare pair, wait until you get here, they are a very good buy.
Bargaining is a must, expect one third off what they ask. Leave the shop if necessary. Another good tip is to get a Turkish person to buy things for you, especially if they are expensive.
What to buy: Women-Men-Child clothes
Gold & Silver jewels
Turkish tea & Turkish delights
What to pay: Vuitton handbags : €25-€35
Delvaux handbags: €50-€75
T-Shirts (brands) : €10-€15
Leather jackets: €100-€200
If you like shopping try the grand bazzar, thousands of small shops, great to see the things they sell, euhh well you name it they sell it.
sunshades above the shops, so during the warm summer month it is real nice to shop there.
Don't forget to beat down!!