Guide to the Manavgat Bazaar in Antalya: Access, Reviews, and Tips

Last Updated by Ezgi on June 27, 2021
Manavgat Bazaar in Antalya in Turkey

The Manavgat Bazaar is one of the biggest open air markets in Antalya and is visited by many tourists who want to witness colorful daily and cultural life in the region.

The Manavgat local bazaar is set up in the same place every week on Mondays and Thursdays. It offers a variety of products, from clothing to carpets and souvenirs. It's the ideal place to shop when you are in the Antalya region.

In this article, you will find all the useful information you need to know before visiting the Manavgat Bazaar, including how to get there, what can you find there, and many other tips.

Manavgat Bazaar in Antalya in Turkey

What Can I Do at the Manavgat Bazaar?

The Manavgat Bazaar is composed of a covered bazaar that can be visited any day of the week in the Manavgat Town Center and of the local market, which is set up in the side streets, covering a massive area, only on Mondays and Thursdays. The two areas offer all kinds of products and provide a lot of choices for people who want to bargain and see different options. Read on to discover these two areas in detail. 

Manavgat Covered Bazaar

In the covered area of the Manavgat Bazaar, you can find all kinds of leather, jewelry, clothing, souvenirs, spice shops, beautiful hand-woven carpets, and rugs, as well as the most special flavors from the Turkish kitchen. The Covered Bazaar can be visited any day in Manavgat Town Center. Although this area is very interesting for shopping any day of the week, most tourists wait for the other Manavgat Bazaar to be set up.

manavgat local market in Antalya in Turkey

Manavgat Local Market

The famous open air local bazaar in Manavgat is set up only on Mondays and Thursdays at the same place. There is a large influx of tourist in Manavgat on these two days! That means you have to go early if you want to shop easily.

The Manavgat Local Market is divided into two sections :

  • The first section in the Manavgat Bazaar sells mainly clothes. You will be surprised at the huge selection. It's possible to find many goods, such as Turkish textile products, bags, socks, and various accessories. Like many other touristic markets, here you can also find many stalls selling imitations of well known brands including trainers, sports clothing, and bags.
  • The second part is all about vegetables and fruits. Here, farmers in and around Manavgat sell their own fresh products. If you are interested in organic local tastes, feel free to mingle in the stalls where you can find many products such as chicken, eggs, greens, spices, and cheese. Even if you're there just to observe, you might want to get some seasonal fruits for later at the cheapest prices!

Now that you are nice and exhausted from shopping in the Manavgat Local Bazaar you'll deserve some refreshing drinks and tasty food. There are plenty of cafes and restaurants in this area, in the center of Manavgat.

Tip: The Manavgat Waterfall is one of the most visited waterfalls in Turkey, a true natural beauty in Antalya. You shouldn't miss it when you visit Manavgat.

Picture Manavgat Bazaar in Antalya in Turkey

Entrance, Tickets, and Tours

  • Entrance: There is a covered bazaar which can be visited any day of the week in Manavgat Town Center. Also the local market is set up in the side streets, covering a massive area, only on Mondays and Thursdays.
  • Tours: Local tour agencies in the area offer daily excursions from beach resorts in between Antalya and Alanya to the Manavgat Bazaar. Depending on the excursion, you might also see the Manavgat Waterfall or other attractions like Old Town of Side. Some tours only take you to the bazaar and back.
  • Tip: To book amusement parks, museums, and tour tickets in advance of your trip to the Antalya region, don't hesitate to check out the deals in our official shop.

How to Get to the Manavgat Bazaar

  • By Car: Manavgat is located along the D400 motorway that connects all the towns in the province of Antalya. If you want to explore Manavgat, full of attractions and natural beauties, renting a car is also a good choice.
  • By Minibus (Dolmuş): You can easily reach the Manavgat Bazaar from Side, Evrenseki, Kumköy, Colakli, and Titreyengöl by minibus (dolmuş). Ask your hotel reception which dolmuş to take and what time they will pass. In Manavgat, just after the bridge, you cross the river after about 100 meters This is where the covered bazaar starts.
  • Daily Excursions: There are buses organized by local tour operators to the Manavgat Bazaar from seaside resorts in Antalya (Lara), Belek, and Alanya. Depending on the excursion plan, you will also see the Manavgat waterfall and other sights nearby. This usually includes the old town of Side and the theater in Aspendos.

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

Where is the Manavgat Bazaar?

Manavgat Bazaar is located in the center of Manavgat. 

When can I visit the Manavgat Bazaar?

The famous open air local bazaar in Manavgat is set up only on Mondays and Thursdays in the same place. There is a large tourist influx in Manavgat, especially on these two days!

How can I get to the Manavgat Bazaar?

By Car: Manavgat is located along the D400 motorway that connects all the towns in the province of Antalya. If you want to explore Manavgat, full of attractions and natural beauties, renting a car is also a good choice.

By Minibus (Dolmuş): You can easily reach the Manavgat Bazaar from Side, Evrenseki, Kumköy, Colakli, and Titreyengöl by minibus (dolmuş). Ask your hotel reception which dolmuş to take and what time they will pass. In Manavgat, just after the bridge, you cross the river after about 100 meters This is where the covered bazaar starts.

Daily Excursions: There are buses organized by local tour operators to the Manavgat Bazaar from seaside resorts in Antalya (Lara), Belek, and Alanya. Depending on the excursion plan, you will also see the Manavgat waterfall and other sights nearby. This usually includes the old town of Side and the theater in Aspendos. 

What can I find in the Manavgat Bazaar?

The first section in the Manavgat Bazaar sells mainly clothes. You will be surprised at the huge selection. It's possible to find many goods, such as Turkish textile products, bags, socks, and various accessories. Like many other touristic markets, here you can also find many stalls selling imitations of well known brands including trainers, sports clothing, and bags.

The second part is all about vegetables and fruits. Here, farmers in and around Manavgat sell their own fresh products. If you are interested in organic local tastes, feel free to mingle in the stalls where you can find many products such as chicken, eggs, greens, spices, and cheese. Even if you're there just to observe, you might want to get some seasonal fruits for later at the cheapest prices!

Manavgat Bazaar in Antalya in Turkey

The History of Manavgat 

Manavgat is important in the tourist industry. Mainly because of its 64 kilometers (40 mi) of hot, sunny coastline, much of it sandy beaches, in addition to a long river with a waterfall and well-protected countryside, including mountains and forests.

The city was founded in the Seljuk era in 1329 and was named after Melass (Karasu). In 1472 the city became part of the Ottoman Empire. In the XX century, it was included in the borders of the Konya district as a parish of the city of Alanya.

Contact

  • Address: A. Pazarcı,1004. Sk. No:7,07600 Manavgat/Antalya,Turkey
  • Opening Hours: every Monday and Thursday
  • Public Transport: minibus (dolmuş)

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