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.
Days in Marmaris
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
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
Marmaris is well known as an existing shopping destination.
Many products such as cloth, woolen fabrics, designer- wear,
shoes, jewellery, leather, carpets and of course spirits and
tobaco 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 knowlegeable
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 production.
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 receipts.
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 details -
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.
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 website.
I would like to share my
experience of buying jewellery in Marmaris as a warning to your
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 crowd.
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.
Market in Marmaris (the popular Village Market)
Market sells fruit, vegetables, fabrics and some clothes - for
men, women and children, from street-cred clubwear 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 more here