Private Turgutreis Market Day: Taste the real Turkey and visit an authentic Turkish market, full of local flavour, and sample a delicious lunch at a renowned fish restaurant in Gümü?lük. Turgutreis (formerly the village of Karatoprak, before being renamed in 1972 in honour of the Turkish seaman Turgut Reis who was born here in 1485) is the second largest town in the Bodrum peninsula and is 20 kilometres from Bodrum. It is located in a rich valley planted with orchards and vegetable gardens, making the town a centre for agricultural commerce. The town is also a popular holiday destination with its 5 kilometres of sandy beaches, waterfront restaurants and bars.
The market on Saturday attracts many visitors from the surrounding areas and is a very busy and bustling example of a Middle Eastern market with a western touch. Haggling is a must in Turgutreis, as in most bazaars in the world, so make sure you get the best possible price for your money.
The produce offered by the vendors varies from a full range of in-season fruit and vegetables, to a huge selection of local delicacies like goat’s milk, yogurt, cheese and olives, as well as all the ingredients needed to make a traditional Turkish Meze.
You will also find a large variety of clothing items in the market, including a host of imitation brands which are cheaper alternatives to the more expensive originals.
Meeting point: Collection from hotel. Miscellaneous Information: The market stall holders take Euros, British Sterling and the Turkish Lira.
Your private tour will include transfers from and to your hotel, departing at 8.30am, and a lunch in a famous fish restaurant in Gümü?lük.