In between lying in the sun, falling off a banana boat and enjoying the thrills and spills of your Marmaris holidays, take some time to do some shopping and find some souvenirs, as there are markets and shopping facilities right behind the beach. The whole Marmaris and surrounding neighbourhoods are like a one huge bazaar where shopping is undoubtedly one of the best things to do in Marmaris.
What & Where to Buy?
Marmaris offers wide range of products for the holiday makers. The biggest public shopping centre, Marmaris Grand Bazaar, also known as Carsi Market is the most popular shopping area in Marmaris. Marmaris Grand Bazaar is located at the central Marmaris, by the shore.
There are lots of shopping centres in Marmaris. Bargaining is rife here, so be prepared to haggle. You can find a range of traditional Turkish items here to take back as souvenirs, such as onyx vases, bowls and ashtrays, mosaic lanterns, Turkish clothes, metal wares, leather, carpets, shoes, bags and jewellery.
Also you can find every kind of embroidery traditional handicrafts made by the women in the area. Decorative copper and wooden art products, ornaments, and regional clothes are popular at the shops along the harbour.
Marmaris is also popular with its local jam and honey.
Shopping hours in Marmaris are from 9am to 10pm. And during summer season, many shops are remain open after 10pm.
The street markets in Marmaris offer fresh and cheap fruits and vegetables supplied by neighbouring towns and villages as well as quality textile products, clothes and handicrafts.
In addition; the Marmaris Grand Bazaar (Carsi Market) located at the central Marmaris, around the Marmaris Castle and Sunday market in Beldibi town is other popular markets in Marmaris.