Before I say anything in depth - a days shopping in Antalya is definitely worth a visit.......just be careful on how you decide to get there!
Antalya is architecturally very lovely, the streets are busy, the market traders in the Bazaar are friendly but quite insistent, and the prices of food and drink at cafes and restaurants vary greatly.
What it’s good for -
General browsing, cheap knock off leather handbags (knock them down to at least 60% of what they are asking), knock off branded clothing etc. People watching is also an extraordinary experience.
What it’s not good for -
People who don’t like crowds, people who don’t like or can’t say a polite no and walk away......I know some people find this very difficult.
Top Tip - get a local bus to Antalya - rather than a booked excursion through an agent.
We foolishly booked a ‘tour’ to Antalya, but had a 3 hour coach ride there after all the pick ups from many hotels (from Camyuva)
On the way, we were taken to a Leather a Fur shop for 2 hours, a Gold shop for 2 hours of HARD sell and a 20 min stop at a pretty waterfall outside Antalya. We then spent 3 hours in Antalya, before beginning the arduous 2 1/2hr coach ride back to our hotel. It was a long day.
Get a local bus, it only takes an hour and is pennies. The number 8 bus goes from Camyuva to Kemer (3TL and 15 mins) then goes onto Antalya.
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