Located on the Mediterranean side of Turkey, Side is one of the best ancient Greek cities in the world. While the beautiful coastlines attract many tourists, there are also several great shopping opportunities in the city. Below are just a few tips for shopping when visiting Side, Turkey.
Located in the heart of Side are several stores along the streets for tourists to shop at. Many of the store owners will barter with tourists so there is always an opportunity to get souvenirs at a great price. Shoppers will be thrilled to find souvenirs, leather goods, purses, hand painted bowls and plates and much more. The trick to getting a fair price on the goods is to barter. Many of the merchants come to expect this practice and even welcome it.
Located in the heart of the city, Side Leather has exceptional leather goods with even better customer service. One of the benefits to purchasing leather in this store is the price tags are marked in Euros, GBP, and TKL to make currency exchange very easy. As is customary in Side, expect to bargain for the prices. In Side Leather, the very best at bargaining will be able to purchase their leather for about 75% less the original asking price.
Manavgat is the best place to shop the market stores on Mondays and Thursdays in the city. In Manavgat, expect to find similar wares that are found in the stores at Side. Bargaining is the name of the game and great prices can be gained from a little persistence. Avoid purchasing perfume in Manavgat though because these will often be watered down.
Editor’s note: The information contained on this page was compiled using real traveler reviews about the best places to shop when visiting Side, Turkey.