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Shopping in Marmaris
Jewelry is good value and of wide variety
of rings and bracelets adorned with precious and
semi-precious stones. Also traditional jewelry
ornamented with amber and agate.
Gold jewelry must display its carat seal, for
example 14 or 18 and is sold by weight.
Shopping Days in Marmaris
Spring Season 2013
Every day is a shopping day in Marmaris. Yet most of
you who love bargains will find it easier to bag
that most wanted item and pay half price... from the
end of September to end of October every year. This
is considered to be the last month of the local
season in Marmaris. Most shop keepers begin to count
their inventory and money made in the season. They
do not have much time to go and need to sell off to
turn their products into cash, much needed for rent,
salaries, and of course taxes. So here you are -
their much needed customer in their shop! Be there
at the right place and right time! March also works
for many as early Easter shopping.
A word of advice: dont leave your shopping for the
last day. You all know why :)
Turks were amongst the earliest carpet weavers in
history. Carpet weaving is still widespread
throughout Anatolia. It is one of the traditional
crafts that survive with original vitality and
folklore. Carpets are woven knot by knot on
handlooms. Each hand made carpet is unique. There
may be similar designs but one is never exactly the
same as the other. Fine carpets are made of pure
sheep wool, pure silk, or cotton. These carpets are
dyed with natural dyes; therefore, good quality hand
woven carpets are very enduring and their colours
are everlasting. Turkish carpets are woven
individually at village homes and in special
workshops. Every carpet has a story and everyone is
a unique piece of artistic talent that has taken
hours of painstaking labour.
Besides carpets there are boldly patterned "kilims"
(woven rugs) and "cicims" (embroidered rugs). Also
there are very attractive rugs of Angora goat wool.
Marmaris Info Buyer Guide
Marmaris ... A Shoppers Paradise!
Marmaris is well known as an existing shopping
Many products such as cloth, woollen fabrics,
designer- wear, shoes, jewellery, leather, carpets
and of course spirits and tobacco products are
cheaper than in most European countries.
Jewellery, especially gold and diamonds are among
the best buys Marmaris has to offer.
Larger jewellery shops are with their own workshops
and offer a remarkable choice of models and design.
You will find everything from original design to
most fashionable designs. Jewellery is generally
hand made in silver or 18 carat gold. Also the
dealers are generally very knowledgeable about import
regulations and duties on precious jewellery and
gold in other countries.
Due to Turkey's VAT Free shopping you can collect a
tax refund on departure to your country of origin.
Turkish folk art is alive and well with numerous
small industries producing traditional pottery,
leather goods, wood and metalwork embroidery,
weaving and knitting.
Turkish wines can be bought from many shops
throughout the resort as well as famous and unique
local honey, another speciality of Marmaris
Beautiful hand-woven carpets can be bought from some
carpet factories and in various shops in Marmaris
and in the village of Turgut.
Local lace and embroideries are also available in
various shops all around Marmaris.
In general shopping hours are from 9am to 10pm.
During summer many shops are keeping open after 10pm
( especially in the Old town ).
Marmaris Info Shopping Hints
Helpful Hints : When making purchases keep all
If you believe you have been overcharged or cheated
either in terms of items bought or services rendered
please contact the local police (Zabita, tel. 153)
and/or fax your complaint to the Consumer Protection
Directorate at the Ministry of Industry and Trade
at: T.C. Sanayi ve Ticaret Bakanligi Tuketicinin ve
Rekabetin Korunmasi Gen. Mud. Tandogan, Ankara Fax:
(312) 287 92 40 or visit their website for further
Helpful Hints : There are very good counterfeits of
popular brands like Rolex
However, there are no genuine Rolexes sold in
Marmaris as well as other popular Turkey resorts.
The story of Michael Perree will help you to avoid
disappointment after your purchase.
Buying Jewellery in Marmaris - As with any 'big'
purchase you make in life, do some research & shop
around first - one customer shares an unlucky
experience here. Marmarisinfo do not know the
business involved in this specific case, but
remember - for every bad experience many other
people also have some very good ones. Marmarisinfo
only recommend the businesses we mention on our
I would like to share my experience of buying
jewellery in Marmaris as a warning to your readers.
Carsi Market in Marmaris
Nestled in the heart of the resort, in the shadow of
the Ottoman Castle, the Old Carsi Market offers the
perfect antidote to out-of-town shopping malls. The
stalls in the old covered market are the place to
look for something original, of excellent quality
and value for money. Sundays are busiest, with over
200 shops operating, including 1 TL shops, brand
name shops, souvenir and jewelers shops and markets.
On weekdays between 11:00 and 16:00 the markets'
varied shops are quieter, except at lunchtime, when
the choice of eating places attracts the young
Sunday Market in Beldibi
Nestled between the mountainous crevices of Beldibi
area villagers living in Beldibi or nearby lead a
simple life dependent on agriculture and livestock.
The market in Beldibi is famous for its rich
produce, including potatoes, onions, fresh herbs,
tomatoes, cucumbers, green peppers, chilli peppers,
seeds, plants. Some household items are available at
prices cheaper than shopping centers. Some clothes
from T-shirts to accessories are sold too, but offer
less clothing options than the Market in Marmaris on
Thursdays. This is a perfect place to spend your
Sunday afternoon in a local bazar setting.
Wednesday Market in Icmeler
Set by the road to Turunc, just before you begin
climbing up the mountains, this market is perhaps
the smallest of the three markets, described here.
Yet no matter of its size it does set the mood for
shopping, looking for souvenirs, simple buys and
bargains available only in Turkey. Take your camera
to picture the colourful abundance of fresh
vegetables and fruit, clothes and household items.
Thursday Market in Marmaris ( the popular Village
Marmaris Village Market sells fruit, vegetables,
fabrics and some clothes - for men, women and
children, from street-cred club wear to fake designer
goods and last year's must-haves. Some of its
specialities are sports wear, linen, tablecloths and
there's household goods, too. The market is held in
and around G. Mustafa Muglali Caddesi and is open
Thursdays 08:00-18:00 and the best time to visit is
early morning or late afternoon. There is a stall
for the local animal shelter on the open air market
at Siteler, opposite Grand Azur hotel on the main
road between Marmaris and Icmeler. Easy to find as
we the stall is situated at the entrance to the
market. The stall is provided by the municipality.
All money raised are for food and medicine. Read