One thing we all love to do is shop and Turkey is renowned for its array of markets. Visiting Fethiye or living in Fethiye most people head for the big markets on a Tuesday (Sali Pazar). If you’ve never been before just follow the canal at the top of the town, near McDonalds, normally there is a small trickle of people with their carrier bags of purchases who are easy to spot.
The market has an array of freshly grown produce, which change with the seasons. It also has its array of homewares, clothes, handbags, belts and crafts. The stall holders famously shouting out to shoppers ‘Buyrun’ (come in) and promising you ‘genuine fakes’.
Most people allow a few extra kilos of luggage on the way home for there purchases.
Lets not forget about the array of traditional food and drinks on offer too. One particular favourite is the Turkish pancakes know as Gozleme. It’s actually an Anatolian flat bread and is filled with various things, including potato, spinach, cheese or minced meat. On a hot day it’s a simple and filling meal and can be washed down with Cay, ayran or fresh season fruit juice.
Whilst Fethiye market is the biggest around there are also many others in different areas, so take a dolmus, taxi or car to one of the others. It’s a fabulous way to experience Turkish life and see a little bit more the area has to offer.
Here’s a list of when they are and where :-
Monday – Hisaronu, Esenkoy, Koycegiz
Tuesday – Fethiye
Wednesday – Yesilkoy, Karachula Flea Market
Thursday – Ciftlik, Dalaman, Kalkan, Alacat, (1st Thursday of each Month- Fethiye Flea Market
Friday – Fethiye, Seydikemer, Uzumlu, Ortaca, Kas, Kinik
Saturday – Patlangic, Dalyan, Datca
Sunday – Calis, Camkoy, Gocek, Akbel