The port town of Kusadasi is a shopping mecca and home to one of the largest bazaars in all of Turkey. Below, we have highlighted a few of the best purchases and shops in Kusadasi.
Located about 10 minutes from the port of Kusadasi this store carries genie caps with veils for girls. Many stores in Kusadasi sell this item, but Butic Summer has the best available. There is a wide range of colors to choose from with high quality, well-made hats and veils. The store owner, Sidika Kozu, is very pleasant and not pushy like you sometimes will experience with other shop owners in Kusadasi.
There are hundreds of souvenirs and gifts that you can purchase that represent the famous Turkish Eyes. Typically, these are glass beads that are intended to keep you safe at all times. There are a variety of souvenirs including small glass trees available. These gifts make a great souvenir to take home to give to friends and family.
This is a highly recommended leather store with a great deal of variety. The shop owners are willing to bargain for the price of their goods. Typically, a nice men’s leather jacket in this store will start at about $50. This store is located within the Kusadasi bazaar.
Located in the portion of the market that is at the bottom of the hill you will find several vendors selling fresh fruits and vegetables. Full of flavor, shoppers will be able to find anything from tomatoes to peaches, and everything in between. Also available in the market are a variety of stalls that sell spices at a very cheap price. Walking further through the market, shoppers will be able to find a wide selection of rice and pasta, all at a very good price.
With over 5,000 shops, the Grand Bazar in Kusadasi is one of the largest bazaars in Turkey. Shoppers are able to purchase anything including rugs, antiques, gold and silver, or leather. The bazar is open 7 days a week and typically runs from 9 am until midnight. There are very low prices with high quality items. The majority of vendors are very friendly and most are able to speak multiple different languages.
Editor’s note: The information contained on this page was compiled using real traveler reviews about the best places to shop while visiting Kusadasi.