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Bodrum Itinerary: Shop ’til you drop

Bodrum Peninsula Travel Guide Itinerary for TurkeyItinerary Inspiration:  Bodrum Shop ’til you drop

No matter how much time you have to devote, there’s a variety of options to build your ideal Bodrum Itinerary.  Do you want to fill an hour, or devote a whole day to shopping ’til you drop?

Whether you want modern day or old world, cheap & cheerful or wallet-busting, there are plenty of shopping opportunities without having to venture too far afield.

(Click on any of these links to jump straight to this section to read more about it)

  1. Pedestrian Old Town Area Shopping

  2. Weekly Market

  3. Designer Wear at the Milta Bodrum Marina

  4. Oasis Shopping Centre

  5. Midtown Mall Shopping Centre

  6. Avenue Bodrum Shopping Centre

  7. Handmade, Made to Measure Leather Sandals

 

Click here for our Top 5 Tips for Haggling in Turkey

 

Bodrum Itinerary for your Shopping Pleasure:

Carry on reading, to discover more details about these Bodrum Itinerary options:

Bodrum Peninsula Travel Guide Itinerary for Turkey

1.  Pedestrian Old Town Area Shopping

Estimated Time: 2-3 hours 

If you’re visiting the Castle or walking nearby, you can’t miss the Pedestrian shopping area that starts near the Castle and runs parallel to the row of restaurants and bars that line Kumbahce Bay.  There’s a mix of clothing, jewelry, Art and Craft Stalls, and souvenir shops to fit most tastes and budgets.

At first this warren of shops can seem a little daunting, but wander up and down these pedestrian streets a couple of times, and you’ll soon familiarize yourself with the location of your favourite shops.

Depending on the season, this shopping area can get packed and hot. But as these shops are open late into the evening, that’s the best time to take a stroll and practice your haggling skills.  And in the area near the Castle and Marina, you’ll find a selection of art and craft stalls.

There’s also a good selection of Foreign Exchange services and ATM’s in this area.

Bodrum Peninsula Turkey

More information about Shopping in Bodrum Old Town which includes a list of Gift Shops:

Bodrum Pedestrain Area Shopa

Top 5 List of Turkish Souvenirs

Bodrum Peninsula Travel Guide Itinerary for Turkey2.  Bodrum Weekly Market

Estimated Time: 1-2 hours

Bodrum’s indoor market is held twice a week, and is adjacent to the main Otogar (bus station).

VISIT TUESDAY:  At Tuesday’s Textile market the stalls consist of clothing, bags, bedding, towels and other household items. This is where you’ll find the biggest selection of “genuine-fake” designer wear.

VISIT FRIDAY:  On Friday’s, this location hosts the main fruit and vegetable market (and there’s a smaller fruit and vegetable market on Thursday’s.)

Bodrum Peninsula Weekly Market Turkey

Bodrum Peninsula Travel Guide Itinerary for Turkey3.  Designer Wear at the Milta Bodrum Marina

Estimated Time: 1-2 hours

To the west of Bodrum Castle is Salmakis Bay, which is the location of Bodrum’s Milta Marina Shopping Centre.  Follow Neyzen Tevfik Caddesi (Street) to the west side of the bay, and there’s a cluster of fashion, home decor and accessory shops running parallel to the Marina.

Where as the Bodrum Market is the place to head for fake designer wear, the Marina is where you should shop for actual designer wear.  Here you’ll find stores like Gant, Polo, Mudo, Nautica, Diesel, Tommy Hilfiger, to name a few.

For a full list of all of their shops, restaurants and art galleries, click here to visit the Milta Marina Website.

Bodrum Milta Marina Shopping Center Turkey

Bodrum Peninsula Travel Guide Itinerary for Turkey

4.  Oasis Shopping Centre

Estimated Time: 2.5 hours (which includes transit times)

The Oasis Shopping Centre is the retail middle-ground between the designer wear available at the Marina, and the fakes on offer at the market.  It’s a modern shopping mall, with a selection of shops, restaurants and entertainment (cinema and bowling).

While it’s feasible to walk to Oasis from Bodrum town centre, the hill you have to climb makes it an ill-advised adventure during peak summer months; instead, head to the Otogar and catch a dolmuş to the Oasis Shopping Centre.

You can board any dolmuş that heads west on the D330 (Bodrum-Turgutreis Yolu), which is basically most of them, except those heading towards Torba.  If you’re not sure which dolmuş to catch, just ask the driver if he stops at Oasis.  It’s about a 10-15 minute journey from the Otogar to Oasis.

Here you’ll find Clothes shops, chemists, shoe shops, beauty shops (including a nail spa), gift shops, art galleries, and even an Apple Store. There’s a variety of different places to eat and drink, and a central outdoor courtyard eating area, as well as a small bowling alley with table tennis and billiards.

Bodrum Shopping Centre TurkeyAt one point, the Oasis is the only shopping centre in the Bodrum – but will the arrival of Midtown and Avenue Malls, it was beginning to look slightly dated, but its proximity to Bodrum town centre is keeping it going. It does appear that money is being spent to attract new businesses to this location, and I was surprised to see the arrival of a Starbucks at this location.

If you’re in the market for kitchen related items, there’s an brilliant kitchen shop on the lower level. Very reasonably priced and excellent choice.

Bodrum Peninsula Travel Guide Itinerary for Turkey5.  Midtown Mall Shopping Centre

Estimated Time: 2-4 hours (which includes transit times)

Midtown has been open for a couple of years, and in that time they’ve developed a slick looking website.

As well as a myriad of shops, there is a bowling alley, cinema, billiards lounge and children’s adventure area, and over 20 different eating options. Also, a dry cleaners, tailor and tourist centre.

copyright Midtown Mall

Shops include local and international brands, including Gap, Lacoste, Marks & Spencers, Pierre Cardin & Polo.

Midtown Mall Video

Bodrum Peninsula Travel Guide Itinerary for Turkey6.  Avenue Mall Shopping Centre

Estimated Time: 2-4 hours (which includes transit times)

This Mall opened in May 2013, and is a combination of shopping, a large Migros supermarket and (a new addition for 2017) an modest sized IKEA ordering centre, which moved from a smaller location nearby. There was high hopes for this shopping centre when it first opened with grand plans to stand toe-to-toe commercially with Midtown, but it never seemed to live up to expectations. It’s one saving grace is a Starbucks! Now that IKEA has moved in, maybe this will attract more businesses to locate here.

Click here to visit the Facebook page for Avenue Mall Bodrum

Avenue Bodrum Exterior Turkey

Bodrum Peninsula Travel Guide Itinerary for Turkey

7. Handmade, Made to Measure Leather Sandals

One of the oldest sandal makers in Bodrum is Guney Sandalet. Prices start around 100TL, and the cost rises depending on the style you choose. These shoes are 100% leather, and made to measure so they fit your feet exactly, and styles range from flip flops, grecian-style sandals and casual shoes. Another Sandal maker is Taban Sandals, who have been in business since 1970, and are located just off Bar Street.

Interior of Taban Sandalet Bodrum Turkey

 

Map of Shopping Locations

Bodrum Itinerary Shopping Map Turkey

 

Bodrum Top 5 ListHandy Top 5 Lists for your Shopping Trip:

 

Shopping Further Afield

Here’s some additional posts about shopping opportunities in other areas of the Bodrum Peninsula:

 

 

 

Overview- Bodrum logo copy All- Bodrum logo copy Turkey VideoGallery- Bodrum logo copy PhotoGallery- Bodrum logo copy Turkey

View my Bodrum Shopping Pinterest Board

Roving Jay Bodrum Shopping Pinterest Board

 

 

 

© Source of Bodrum Pedestrian Bazaar Photo holidaycheck.com

© Source of Bodrum Marina Shopping Centre miltabodrum.com

© Source of Oasis Shopping Centre oasisbodrum.com

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