Turkey is a shopping paradise, from antique shops and chic designer boutiques to modern shopping malls, historical bazaars to local markets but you need to know some tricks of shopping.
Ever since the days of the Silk Road, Turkey has been a magnet for merchants purveying in the exotic and wonderful, and those in search of retail therapy. The legacy of Turkey as the pot of gold at the end of the Silk Road lives on in, in high-end shopping malls and in colorful outdoor markets, in modern commercial districts and within fantastically domed bedestens and covered bazaars. Who knew that shopping in Turkey would be this much fun?
While bargaining for the best price provides enough entertainment of its own, the sheer delight in discovering traditional Turkish arts is part of an experience of discovery that should not be missed.
Turkey is one of the world's great shopping destinations. Shopping in Turkey can be a very lifely experience for those who have never been in the country before. Shopping is a really nice thing to do in your spare time while you are in Turkey.
Istanbul, Antalya, and Izmir are of course, some of the best shopping destinations for tourists.
Located at a historic trade crossroads linking to the Silk Road, the country has been a shopper's paradise for centuries, offering everything from hand woven Turkish carpets and kilims to jewellery, antiques and Iznik ceramics, carved meerschaum and a growing number of famous designer brands.
Turkey has many vibrant historical bazaars, selling an assortment of fresh food, clothes and antiques.
You will also delight at the diversity of culinary shopping, including fresh fruit and vegetable markets in every city, sweet treats, nuts and spices, Turkish tea, coffee and alcoholic tipple. Turkish carpets, kilims, pottery, tiles, ceramics, jewelry and local food are things you should consider in Turkey.