When seeking the best places to go shopping in Antalya, you can choose from a slew of massive malls and exotic bazaars. While most visitors flock to the beach-strewn city for some summer vacation fun, it also has ample retail opportunities for the shopaholic crowd.

    You’ll find a handful of enormous western-style malls peppered around the resort town. But the true joy of shopping in Antalya – and elsewhere in Turkey – is haggling in its colorful bazaars. Whether you’re after everyday essentials or an authentic Turkish souvenir, this guide to the top spots to shop in Antalya shows you what to expect.

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    Kaleiçi

    Antalya’s old town and bustling commercial zone

    • Shoppers
    • History
    • Photo
    • Budget

    Kaleiçi is Antalya’s old and historic heart, and the steady influx of foreigners has seen scores of stalls spring up to meet demand throughout the area. While it can feel a tad touKaleiçi is the old and historic heart of Antalya. A steady influx of foreigners has seen scores of stalls spring up to meet demand throughout the area. While it can feel a tad touristy at times (especially during the peak summer season), there are plenty of artisanal wares worth browsing. The best action straddles its 3 primary shopping strips: Cumhuriyet, Güllük, and Atatürk.

    Wander down these charming cobblestone streets, and you’ll find an army of local vendors trading from traditional Ottoman-style homes. Items range from kitsch souvenirs to intriguing antiques and bright Turkish rugs. If you need diving or watersports gear, head to Kaleiçi Marina instead – it’s worth visiting for the view alone. risty at times (especially during the peak summer season), there are plenty of artisanal wares worth browsing. The best action straddles its 3 primary shopping strips: Cumhuriyet, Güllük, and Atatürk.

    Wander down these charming cobblestone streets, and you’ll find an army of local vendors trading from traditional Ottoman-style homes. From kitsch souvenirs to intriguing antiques and bright Turkish rugs, there’s plenty of variety. If you need diving or watersports gear, head to Kaleiçi Marina instead – it’s worth it for the view alone. 

    Location: Selçuk Mh., Varyant Sk., 07100 Muratpaşa/Antalya, Turkey

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    Manavgat Market

    Huge local bazaar in Manavgat

    • Shoppers
    • Budget

    Manavgat Market is the biggest bazaar in the Antalya Province. The sprawling indoor space houses a dizzying array of shops and stalls, most of which cater to the local crowd – it’s an authentic shopping experience. From clothing and spices to fresh produce and everyday essentials, this mega-market has it all. Remember to bargain with a smile. 

    One of the cheapest way to get to Manavgat Market is by dolmuş (local buses) from the seaside villages of Side, Kumköy, and Evrenseki. If you’re coming from Antalya City, it’s much more convenient to hop on a tour.

    Location: A. Pazarcı, No:, 1004. Sk. No:7, 07600 Manavgat/Antalya, Turkey

    Open: Monday and Thursday from 9 am to 7 pm, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday from 10 am to 7 pm

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    Lara Street Market

    Saturday-omfresh goods and clothing market in Lara

    Lara Street Market is a lively Saturday event in the Lara district, about a 15-minute drive east of Antalya’s Kaleiçi. The fleamarket-style affair stocks loads of second-hand clothes and decent quality counterfeit apparel. If it’s variety and rock-bottom prices you seek, Lara Street can’t be beaten.

    While you’re there, check out the fragrant spice section, where exotic aromas waft through the air. The fresh and vegetable fruit section is particularly lively in the morning. Whenever you feel peckish, grab a feta cheese and spinach-laden Gözleme from one of the local stalls. Those on a budget can take a bus to Sinanoğlu or Ismet Gökşen Caddesi and walk the rest of the way.

    Location: Şirinyalı, 1500. Sk. 10 A, 07160 Muratpaşa/Antalya, Turkey

    Open: Saturdays from 9.30 am to 6.30 pm (closed Sunday–Friday)

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    The Land of Legends Shopping Avenue

    Upscale retail district attached to a family-friendly resort

    • Food
    • Families
    • Shoppers
    • Luxury

    The Land of Legends is a kid-friendly theme park and upmarket shopping district a 30-minute drive east of Antalya City. At its ritzy Shopping Avenue, you’ll find the best selection of high-end stores in the province. Stocking everything from glitzy jewelry to designer shoes and glam accessories, it’s a brilliant destination when you want to spend big.

    Big-name international brands – Armani, Adidas, Samsonite, and so forth – rub shoulders with small Turkish players. As you’d expect, you’ll find a solid selection of toy stores dotted around the strip. Hungry shoppers can refuel at the food court, which serves hearty cuisine from around the world.

    Location: Merkez, Atatürk Cd. No:104, 07500, 07500 Serik/Antalya, Turkey

    Open: Daily from 10 am to 10 pm

    Phone: +90 (0)212 336 57 00

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    Güzeloba Mahallesi Kapalı Pazar

    Huge covered bazaar selling fresh produce and local specialties

    • Shoppers
    • Budget

    Güzeloba Mahallesi Kapalı Pazar is an expansive produce market in Güzeloba, around 15 minutes from Antalya City. The lively fresh food market lures bargain-hunting locals on their weekly grocery shopping trips. You’ll spot few foreigners here, making it a rewarding place to meander and people-watch.

    This Friday-only fruit and veg bazaar is also remarkably cheap. You’ll typically purchase food directly from a local farmer, which keeps costs low and ensures top-notch quality. Come here to snag a bargain on goodies like nuts, oils, cheese, spices, meats, teas, and seafood.

    Location: Güzeloba, 2239. Sk. No. 5, 07230 Muratpaşa/Antalya, Turkey

    Open: Friday from 8.30 am to 8.30 pm

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    Carsamba Pazari

    Authentic Turkish produce market

    • Shoppers
    • Budget

    Carsamba Pazari is an authentic produce market that takes place on Wednesdays. If you’re looking to rub shoulders with locals without straying too far from the city centre, this vibrant 2-storey bazaar is arguably your best bet as it's just a 10-minute drive from Kaleiçi. It gets a bit loud at times, but that’s all part of the fun.

    Fresh fruit is the main attraction – you’ll find truckloads of dragonfruits, watermelons, and tangerines at Carsamba Pazari. Head to the 2nd floor for decent deals on off-brand casualwear.  

    Location: Yeşilbahçe, 1445. Sk. No:8, 07160 Muratpaşa/Antalya, Turkey

    Open: Wednesday from 7.30 am to 7 pm

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    MarkAntalya AVM

    Modern shopping mall in Antalya’s city centre

    MarkAntalya AVM is your top choice for designer fashion in Antalya. The massive upscale mall hosts plenty of well-known international outlets, including Levis, DeFacto, H&M, and Waikiki. Some 155 brands, both Turkish and foreign, ply their trade – variety is a strong point here.

    As the only modern shopping mall in central Antalya, it’s a convenient place to go shopping in the city. A state-of-the-art movie theater, a leafy upstairs patio, a well-equipped kid’s playroom, and a food court give cause to spend many hours at MarkAntalya AVM.

    Location: Tahılpazarı, Kazım Özalp Cd. No. 84, 07040 Muratpaşa/Antalya, Turkey

    Open: Daily from 10 am to 10 pm

    Phone: +90 (0)242 244 66 66

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    TerraCity

    Sprawling 2-storey shopping mall with a fantastic food court

    • Food
    • Families
    • Shoppers

    TerraCity is a multi-storey shopping complex halfway between Antalya City and Lara Beach. The popular mall houses over 180 stores, most of which specialize in western apparel and shoes. An eclectic mix of Turkish and European designers trade here. 

    The buzzing, 1000-capacity food court has all your usual international favorites, plus a handful of Turkish pizza joints. A large selection of kid-friendly attractions keeps the little ones entertained. Pop by Media Market on the first floor if you need to replace (or upgrade) an electronic device.

    Location: Fener, Tekelioğlu Cd. No:55, 07160 Muratpaşa/Antalya, Turkey

    Open: Daily from 10 am to 10 pm

    Phone: +90 (0)242 318 18 18

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    photo by Sharon Hahn Darlin (CC BY 2.0) modified

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    Mall of Antalya

    One of the biggest malls in the Mediterranean region

    • Families
    • Shoppers

    The Mall of Antalya is one of the largest shopping malls in the Mediterranean. The monumental construction boasts a brilliant 1,600-square-metre children’s playground and an 11-screen multi-cinema complex that can accommodate up to 2,200 movie buffs. 

    At least 144 stores trade in the 2-floor retail mall, where an arched glass roof atrium lets in ample sunlight. You’ll find an impressive range of local and global brands, including the region’s biggest outlets of DeFacto and H&M. The Mall of Antalya is around 4 km west of the Antalya Airport anf 9 km northeast of Antalya city centre. 

    Location: Altınova Sinan, Mahallesi, Serik Cd. No:309 D:91, 07170 Kepez/Antalya, Turkey

    Open: Friday–Saturday from 10 am to 10.30 pm, Sunday–Thursday from 10 am to 10 pm

    Phone: +90 (0)242 340 54 70

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    The Old Bazaar

    Bustling tourist-orientated bazaar in Antalya's old town

    • Shoppers
    • Budget

    The Old Bazaar is a great place to shop ff-brand apparel, handicrafts, and aromatic Turkish foodstuffs in Antalya. Located between the fluted minaret and the marina in central Kaleiçi, the bazaar attracts a decent stream of tourists each day. Therefore, don’t expect a bargain from the get-go – you’ll need to negotiate to snag a decent deal.

    Nonetheless, you’ll find a range of crafty handmade wares that make for an interesting Antalya souvenir. There’s no shortage of gift ideas, from hubble bubble pipes and blue-glazed nazar boncuğu (Turkish eye amulets) to Ottoman turbans and woolen socks.

    Location: Balbey, 07040 Muratpaşa/Antalya, Turkey

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    Harry Stewart | Contributing Writer

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