Many people who come to Antalya on holiday want to shop for themselves or their loved ones. But very few people know where and how to shop. Many tourist resorts have different options for shopping. Apart from small shops, there are bazaar-style places. For example, there is a shopping street in the center of Kemer.
If you’re researching for shopping, you probably know that shopping in touristic places is expensive. Expensive aside, there are not many options for shopping. Most importantly, you will make expensive purchases and you will not trust the quality of your purchases. Normally every person wants to buy the best for himself or his family.
Shopping Tips for Tourists
Local tourists have a little more advantage in shopping. Because at least they know the language or they definitely know someone. But foreign tourists do not know the language and environment. Also, they don’t know anyone. In a city like Antalya, you don’t need to know the language or know anyone. You can go anywhere you want by public transportation from all touristic areas of Antalya. Since Antalya is a touristic city, you may encounter people who speak the same language wherever you go.
There are mall-style places everywhere these days. Places like this sell everything people need. Many of them even have dining areas, entertainment areas, playgrounds. There are many options, but there is always the same concept and the same products. If you want to go to a shopping mall: There is definitely one in every region of Antalya. If you do not have many products to buy, it would be better to shop from places close to your location. If you have a lot of products you want to buy, consider the options below.
Choose Quality and Cheap Shopping Public Markets
In Antalya and many cities in Turkey, there are certain places to shop in city centers in general. Such places are also places where people living in the vicinity shop. I mean, public markets. When you want to buy cheap and quality things in Antalya, the city center is the best option. You may not know the city center, but as I wrote above, you don’t need to know every place to shop. Today is technology and everyone has smartphones in their pockets. You can go anywhere you want with the help of the map.
What Do You Want To Buy?
First of all, what do you want to buy? If you want to buy something like clothing, home textiles, souvenirs: Just go to the place known as the Closed Road in the center of Antalya. Especially clothing products, children’s clothing, women’s clothing, men’s clothing and whatever you want, there are many options. If you want to buy something as a gift, for example Turkish delight, there are many options. If you want to buy more special souvenirs or leather clothing products: The place you need to go in Antalya is around Kaleiçi. Kaleiçi is the historical district of Antalya. Apart from shopping, you can also visit many historical places. Apart from sightseeing, there are very nice cafes and restaurants in the Kaleici region.
Take a Pleasant Walk in the Center of Antalya
All you have to do for shopping is just walking. Some roads in the center of Antalya are for pedestrians only. Even if you go to the city center by car, you will probably have a hard time finding a place to park your car. That’s why walking is best for shopping. Below are two map links. One is the place where you will buy clothing products in the city center, and the other is where you can buy leather clothing products or special souvenirs. The two places are very close to each other.
For textile products: Map link: Antalya center. There is MarkAntalya shopping mall next to it.
For leather clothing or special gifts: Map link: Kaleici. This is the square where the Antalya clock tower is located.
If you want to shop in the center of Antalya, you need to allocate the necessary time. Kaleici region is a big place and has a somewhat complex structure. As I wrote above, all you have to do is walk. If you want to do a lot of shopping, you can spend 1 day in the center of Antalya. Apart from shopping, you can also see the historical Kaleici streets and many touristic places.
I lived in Antalya for many years and shopping in this way is both high quality and cheap.