Whether you’re looking for great souvenirs to bring home or a new outfit, Antalya is a great place for shopping. With its many malls, shopping centers and bazaars you are assured to find what you are looking for. Here is a highlight of all the top spots for shopping in Antalya.
Malls and Shopping Centers
Antalya is home to a bunch of malls and shopping centers which are worth a visit. Here we sum up our favorites.
Terracity, the most popular mall in Antalya, is located in Lara. It is a multistory indoor shopping center with around 180 stores, a handful of restaurants, a food court and a cinema. At this shopping center you can find anything from local brands to glamorous international fashion houses.
We recommend this shopping center because it is the one that has the widest variety of stores and places to eat. The area surrounding the mall is also known for its dining and nightlife making it a perfect destination to shop during the day followed by a evening out.
In its vicinity we would recommend Sushico for some nice sushi and Big Chefs for a casual bite accompanied by a drink. The food court at the top floor has many fast food options for those who want to grab a quick bite to take a break from their shopping spree.
Migros Shopping Center
Migros is another popular multi level shopping center. Not the be confused with the common Migros super market. If you decide to go this shopping center make sure you go to the right place which is to be found here.
This shopping center boasts a huge number of stores and one of the biggest supermarkets for grocery shopping. It is located near Konyaalti beach, the Antalya Aquarium and the Aqualand water park. 7 Mehmet, one of the best restaurants in Antalya is also within walking distance. This makes this shopping center an excellent choice if you want to combine your shopping with some other activities.
MarkAntalya is located centrally near the Old Town. Making it a great option for shopping if you are planning to visit that area. It is also a large multi level mall with loads of stores and food options. MarkAntalya offers a bit more choice if you are looking for baby stores, otherwise we prefer the two malls above.
Markantalya can get quite crowded so we would recommend you visit it outside the busiest times. The best thing to visit near MarkAntalya is the old town which is a 15 minute walk away.
Mall of Antalya
Mall of Antalya is a very spacious mall with two levels. It is conveniently located close to the airport for those who want to kill some time before their flight. It has a large variety of stores but nothing extraordinary compared to other malls previously mentioned.
There is also a food court to grab a quick bite. There isn’t much in the surroundings worth mentioning. We would therefore mostly recommend this mall if you happen to be close to it or on your way to the airport.
There is not much between Agora and Mall of Antalya. They are located very close to each other and offer a similar range of stores. Agora is a bit bigger and has a wider variety of food options.
Erasta is in the vicinity of the Migros Shopping Center. It is not an indoor shopping mall which can make it quite hot in the summer period. It has a small cinema and a medium variety of stores.
It is usually a bit less crowded than the other stores so it may be a good option if you want to avoid the crowds. There isn’t anything of interest int he surrounding area.
Old Town – Kaleiçi
If you’re looking for souvenirs to bring home from your holiday the old town may be a good place to try your luck. The winding roads going up and down the hills filled with small shops make for an authentic Mediterranean atmosphere.
Shopping wise you can find anything from Turkish delight, souvenir, amulet and carpet stores. The prices are not always set so it is a great opportunity to negotiate a good deal. Do not feel embarrassed to negotiate on the prices here, it’s part of the experience!
Where to buy Turkish Delight
Turkish delight is sold almost everywhere in Turkey but the quality varies greatly from place to place. From our experience the best stores to buy good Turkish Delight are:
- Tuğba Kuruyemiş, a chain of stores which can be found all over town.
- The Turkish delight store at the Migros shopping center at level -1.
In the worst case they also sell Turkish Delight at the departures at Antalya airport. We would strongly recommend to go with our choices as the quality is vastly superior.
Duty free shopping is available at most of the stores at the malls mentioned above. Ask the sales assistant before making your payment. They will provide you with a special invoice that you need to bring to a counter at the airport. Once you get the appropriate stamps on your invoice you can exchange it for cash. Usually you can choose between Dollars or Turkish Liras.