Kemeralti Market

Kemeralti Market, Izmir: Address, Phone Number, Kemeralti Market Reviews: 4/5

Kemeralti Market
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This colorful area of the city is known for its antiques and elegant shops. Visitors will also fine many good seafood restaurants here.
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B1714D
Belgrade, Serbia9,575 contributions
Central classic Turkish market place
Sep 2020
This is a classic Turkish oriental bazaar you find in every Turkish city. Depending on the city's size, such is the bazaar. Being the second biggest Turkish city, Izmir hosts the same size bazaar.
Izmir's bazaar is not that big and colorful as Istanbul's Kapali, but it's significantly big and you'll easily get lost there. It consists of covered and opened parts with hundreds of stalls and shops selling everything from fake fashion items and watches, to furs and leather jackets and jeans. Many small local eateries and places with byrek and squeezed juices.
Definitely worth an hour or two, just watch your belongings and be ready to bargain if shopping.
Written October 19, 2020
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Daniel H
54 contributions
A huge market but watch your valuables
Oct 2020 • Couples
Loads of stalls for clothing, shoes, Jewellery, fish, and anything else you may need.

Be careful as there are teams of children out to pick pocket you.

Ladies keep your handbags tight, gents leave your watch on the safe and hands on your wallet and phone.

Still a busy market and everyone wearing masks which was reassuring.

Worth a visit for sure.
Written October 5, 2020
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Dale P
Warrington, UK34 contributions
Smothered for the start
Sep 2020 • Friends
Absolutely massive bazaar and so easy to get lost especially in the side alleys. Great for shoppers but be prepared to be hassled from the very moment you enter. Very persistent touts who will not take no for an answer.
Worth a visit though
Written September 28, 2020
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John W
London, UK41 contributions
Fun to explore
Feb 2020
We spent a bit over an hour wandering through the Keremalti on a cloudy February. It was busy but definitely not crowded. We drove in (which was a bit tricky) and parked near Konak - needed to leave the keys as they pack the cars in and move them about to get in and out.

We saw almost no other tourists (or souvenir tat) when we visited - Kemeralti felt like where the locals shop. Prices weren't marked but we didn't any attempt to overcharge us - 10TL for a pack of children's socks, 6TL for tea for two. Only a couple of shopkeepers, spotting us as tourists, tried to tout.

Recommended!
Written February 23, 2020
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Claudia Țuclea
Bucharest, Romania21 contributions
An interesting mix of East and West
Feb 2020 • Friends
A busy place, full of traditional Oriental and modern shops, sellers of ice cream and freshly squeezed juices, salep and traditional sweets. An experience not to be missed.
Written February 16, 2020
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Turkkadin
London, UK60 contributions
Authentic Turkish bazaar
Sep 2019 • Friends
You can find anything here if you look , although it Is easy to get lost. The shopkeepers are very helpful and just ask which way the sea is and you can navigate yourself out of the maze. A smaller version of the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul. Warning it gets very crowded and extremely hot in Summer. A must see.
Written February 1, 2020
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Tucker M
65 contributions
Tripadvisor map directions took me to the wrong place
Jan 2020
I used your map directions to go to the Kemeralti Market and they took me to a point about two miles uphill from the market. Check it out.
Written January 29, 2020
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sweetprince
portsmouth499 contributions
Never disappoints...
Jan 2020 • Solo
Another fantastic visit...Durunlar for my silk flowers and friendly staff in all shops...definately the place to get a wedding dress. .can't wait for my next visit
Written January 21, 2020
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Mohit
Noida, India324 contributions
Good for shopping. Less cheating than grand bazaar.
Dec 2019
If you are looking for shopping for souvenirs, or chocolates or Turkish tea/coffee, and you have planned for Izmir then instead of buying these things from grand bazaar in Istanbul, buy them here at Kemeralti. Just like any other local bazaar there is always a scope of negotiation and you still need to bargain here but the prices here are much more realistic than grand bazaar.

Also, the vendors here do not force you to enter their shops or try their commodity. I found shopping in Kemeralti a much peaceful and pleasant experience than grand bazaar. I simply cannot stop comparing the two. Also, you can find almost everything here. It's huge. There are branded showrooms, great restaurants, small shops for souvenirs and there are dedicated streets for specific type of goods. Like there is a small street with only shops selling shoes. There is a street full of shops selling seafood, one with all the restaurants and so on.

Overall you can easily spend 3-4 hours here even if you do not want to shop much.

Also, it is at a close proximity to Konak metro and bus station so it is very easily accessible through public transport.
Written January 10, 2020
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STIPO
6 contributions
Low prices and various stuff
Dec 2019 • Friends
Dont miss this market .you can buy what ever you want except luxury brands.its live and if you need any kind of scarfs or shawls the prices are REAL BARGAIN👌👌
Written December 16, 2019
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