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Shopping in Bodrum - What to Buy?


Shopping in Bodrum is fantastic. The world famous Bodrum sandals, colorful sea shells, famous sponges, handicrafts and quality clothes are the most popular shopping items in Bodrum. Holidaymakers may find wide range of traditional Turkish items here to take back as souvenirs, such as onyx vases, bowls and ashtrays, mosaic lanterns, Turkish clothes, metalwares, carpets, shoes, bags and jewellery.

Huge markets are also on offer in Bodrum, the latter providing the chance to haggle for clothes made from local fabrics & leather, kilims, carpets, mosaic lanterns, onyx vases and plenty of Turkish delight.

Handicrafts is very well developed in Bodrum that holidaymakers are able to find variety of great handicrafts along the harbor (Iskele Square) to Halikarnas Disco region.

In addition; the local street markets are also very popular and they are set six days a week in almost every region and resort of Bodrum. They are itinerant and old tradition. Holidaymakers are able to find fresh fruits & vegetables, hand weaved Milas fabrics, all kind of textile products, imitation brands, fashion goods clothing & shoes, home textile, hand made goods, souvenirs, etc. The prices are cheaper than the regular shops. A visit to the Tuesday Bazaar in Bodrum is a must on your Bodrum holidays.

Below are the Street Market Days in and around Bodrum;
  • Mondays in Güvercinlik
  • Tuesdays Bodrum (fabrics and clothing)
  • Wednesdays Gümüslük and Ortakent
  • Thursdays Bodrum (food) and Yalikavak
  • Fridays Bodrum (food) and Bitez
  • Saturdays Turgutreis (food and clothing)
  • Sundays Mumcular and Gumbet