Bazaar markets are among the most known and major cultural aspects in Turkey. Indeed, this tradition survived for thousands of years and forms the beating heart of any city. This is because, bazaars are a way to socialize and gather people in a common place. If you are searching for an alternative cultural exploration, Bodrum Turgutreis Market Tour is the ideal option. Spend a day there and allow yourself to get lost in a shopping paradise.
The Bodrum Turgutreis Makret Tour starts during the morning. A fully air conditioned and modern car will pick you up from your place of accommodation in Bodrum. Turgutreis is situated at a close distance, approximately 20 minutes away. A professional tour guide will accompany you during this excursion. The guide is the person in charge to assist you and explain to you interesting facts about the history and the culture of bazaars.
When you arrive there you will be impressed by the market’s size. In fact, Turgutreis market is the largest and cheapest of its kind in the whole peninsula. The tour guide will explain everything you need to know about this market and then you will have some hours of free time to spend as you wish. During your free time, you may shop a variety of items, observe the locals’ lifestyle or taste some typical Turkish flavours.
Turgutreis market is known for having an exceptional variety of fabrics, clothes and accessories. From handmade leather clothes, multicolour soft-knit pashminas and playful bejewelled slippers, there is for sure something to attract your attention and suit your style. In addition, there is a vast variety of textiles of high quality, such as silk ones, if you wish to buy. Do not forget to exercise your bargaining skills during your time there as you should always target the best possible price.
Within the multiple small shops and shaded stalls, you may also find an incredible variety of souvenirs, including handmade ones. More precisely, visitors of the market can purchase local ceramics, pottery items, typical Turkish tea sets, paintings and many other interesting items to take back home. Finally, the bazaar is also the perfect spot to explore the culinary tradition of the area.
There are stalls selling spices, Turkish delicacies, nuts and desserts. In addition, in case you wish to taste some more flavours, the bazaar has many small local restaurants or street food options. At the end of the free time, you will meet the tour guide and return back to the car. After a 20-minute ride, you will arrive back to your hotel in Bodrum. This tour will offer you the opportunity to experience a unique cultural exploration full of colours and flavours.
Allow yourself to get lost among small stalls and shops in the largest and cheapest bazaar in the peninsula. Bodrum Turgutreis Market Tour allows participants to experience from first-hand the incredible atmosphere of a bazaar and understand its importance in the Turkish culture. This tour is also an amazing opportunity to shop some really interesting and typical souvenirs to take back home.
Pick up: The tour starts during the morning time. On a prescheduled time, a comfortable and fully air conditioned vehicle will pick you up from your hotel in Bodrum.
The Market: This particular market is the largest and cheapest in the area. A tour guide will accompany you during this excursion and explain to you the history and the importance of this market for the area. Indeed, bazaars form an important chapter in the Turkish culture in terms of socialization and trading. Once you are in the market, you will be given 3 hours and 30 minutes of free time in order to spend it according to your interests and preferences. During this time, do not forget to exercise your bargaining skills and to feel the vibrant atmosphere of the bazaar.
Fabrics and clothes: This market is known for its exquisite variety of fabrics and clothes that has. Visitors are able to find a vast variety of colourful fabrics of high quality, such as silk. In addition, in the small shops and stalls you can purchase handmade leather clothes, traditional Turkish uniforms, soft pashminas, shoes, accessories and many other items.
Souvenirs: During your time at the market, you may also find many interesting souvenirs to take back home. The variety of souvenirs includes also handmade and traditional products. Among others, you can purchase pottery items, ceramics, glass-made products, paintings and many others.
Food: For those who are interested to explore the Turkish culinary tradition, this market is probably one of the best spots. The bazaar features stalls where visitors can observe, smell and taste spices, typical Turkish products, nuts and desserts. Inside the market there are also many shop restaurants or street food options if you wish to taste some delicious recipes.
Return: After your free time in Turgutreis market, the vehicle will drive you back to Bodrum. This excursion finishes when you arrive back to your hotel full of great memories and nice souvenirs.
An amazing family activity, don’t worry if you have kids with you. Went on our last day as we wanted an alternative thing to do. The most interesting part was the variety of the things that are being sold. I mean, you can find literally everything. From fruits and vegies to handcrafted decoration items. It’s quite impressive! Walking around the market was fun, and even the kids liked it. We saw many new things and purchased some ceramics to take back home. It appears that this market is famous, so yes, it was a good ideal to go there.
Done this last month and have great memories. I was curious to visit a Turkish bazaar and this tour was exactly what I wanted. Organisers did an excellent job with transfers, and our guide was amazing. It wasn’t far, just a short ride away. In terms of size, I have to say that I was impressed! A lot of stalls and small shops here and there selling all sorts of things. I bought some cute souvenirs and clothes for my family. I also had a delicious street food there, and took my time to observe the locals. The market experience is something you don’t want to miss, it’s the real thing just right there in front of your eyes.