"Grand Bazaar" Grand Bazaar Tip by Britannia2

Grand Bazaar, Marmaris: 9 reviews and 12 photos

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  • Inside the bazaar - Marmaris
      Inside the bazaar
    by Britannia2

Over 1000 small shops make up the Grand Bazaar and you must visit if in town. Several long passageways make up the bazaar and it concentrates on bags, shoes, clothes, leather goods souvenirs jewellery etc - aimed mainly at the British visitor the goods are mainly fake but in fairness some are such good copies they are hard to distinguish from the real thing. The shoes I bought are very good and 60% cheaper than at home in England.
You do run a gauntlet of shop keepers trying to entice you in to their shops but keep walking if you do not want to go in. This does make browsing difficult but there are so many shops you will find many where if the owner is busy you can browse.
Always haggle - the recession (as I write this in late 2011) in Europe means visitor numbers are down and the traders need to sell and will sell at what they can get. The buyer has the advantage if you are prepared to fight for a bargain!

Address: Tepe Mah. 38. Sk., Marmaris Merkez/Mugla, Turkey
Directions: Near the harbour
Website: http://www.marmaris-turkey.net/grand-bazaar/

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jan 17, 2012
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