If there is something that really characterizes Turkey and part of their culture are markets “Pazarlar”. Almost in all the towns and cities there is a day for the “pazar”. A popular event and for local people, a social act.
All kinds of people come to them, men, women, families, grandpas and some tourists.
They are the perfect place to know a little bit more about Turkish culture. A burst of colour, an extraordinary mixture of scents and a cheerful bustle.
Here you can find very different things, Some of them are focus primarily on selling fruits, vegetables, nuts and fresh products. But most of them sell all kind of products, apart from this, clothing, footwear, kilims, fabrics, spices, perfumes and course, fakes.
I recommend you take a walk through any of them, Even if you don't want to buy anythinng, because they are unique places with a special atmosphere.
The quality of the fruit and vegetables is extremely good. The first time I tried here tomatoes, I realized that they were, surely, the best I had ever tried. I have to say that fruits and vegetables in Turkey are delicious.
I use to go shopping to the pazar. At first only nuts and some spice, then fruits and vegetables, and nowadays the eggs, cheeses and fish.
Even perfumes and some clothing fakes, the quality is great. But I recommend you to , have a look before to buy, because there are different qualities.
Prices, the best. In the fruit and vegetables you should not haggle , but always do it with clothes, fabrics, towels, slippers,…
The posts are always the same, so if we need to exchange some products we can do it easily.
Almost daily In the city of Izmir are held in different parts of the city, and it's the same in the surroundings.
Here I give you the list of markets in the city and the days of holding .
I never had a problem in the markets, but the people recommend you to have a look to your wallet or purse, Just in case a pickpocket around.
In the markets there are some posts where you can have a drink or a snack.