Antalya Shopping and Districts
There is a certain mentality that you will need to adopt when shopping in Antalya, with bargaining being very much the order of the day. This is particularly necessary when you are shopping for leather and gold, since these items tend to be especially overpriced in Antalya and shopkeepers expect a little negotiation when it comes to the price.
Of course, the country of Turkey is famous the world over for its beautifully woven Turkish rugs and Antalya is no exception to this, with Anatolian carpet weaving being deeply embedded in the city's historic roots. The shopping avenues of Ataturk, Cumhuriyet, Gulluk and Isiklar are ideal for souvenir hunters.
Where to Shop
The Old Town (Kaleici) is nothing short of a shoppers paradise and certainly home to some of the best shopping, with many interesting speciality antiques stores and jewellers standing in close proximity to the city walls.
Also full of character are Antalya's markets and bazaars, where you will discover everything from bags and shoes, to clothing, trinkets, coffee, spices and plenty of Turkish delights
However, if you prefer malls to markets, then Antalya also supplies on that front. The fully air-conditioned Migros Shopping Centre resides on the Yuzuncuyil Boulevard (Yuzuncu Yil Bulvari) and has remained amongst the best that the city has to offer since opening in 2001.
With more than 100 different shops spreading over three floors, together with the Micros Hypermarkets, a multi-screen cinema, a large food court and a huge car park, the Migros has everything that you could possibly require during your holiday, and all under just one roof.
The Deepo Outlet Centre is another popular shopping mall worth considering in Antalya and boasts around 80 stores and some 15 eateries - and is even home to the city's one and only ice skating rink. Located on the Havaalani Karsisi and on the eastern side of Antalya, just a short taxi ride from the airport, the Deepo shopping complex offers the chance to purchase designer labels at discounted prices.