market area (çarşı) is
conveniently located just inland from
along Kazım Özalp Caddesi
Look for the statue
of Attalus, the king of
for whom Antalya (Attaleia) was named.
The statue is just across the street,
inland, from the stone tower of Kalekapısı.
Behind Attalus is Kazım Özalp
Caddesi, a pedestrians-only
street pleasant for a stroll and
||The Attalus statue
In the first block from Kalekapısı are
helpful if you need to change money.
Shop around for the best rates—they
can vary greatly—and watch out for counterfeit banknotes.
Otherwise, the street is the usual
Turkish riot of visual chaos, clothing and shoe shops, boutiques
selling ladies' accessories, electronics,
games and toys, and pretty much everything
As you walk from Kalekapısı in
the first block of Kazim Özalp
Caddesi, more or less to the right
(east) of the Attalus statue,
is a warren
of tiny lanes close-packed
with little shops, mostly selling jewelry
This was Antalya's central
many years—the city's prime market
for food and indeed for everything
else as well.
Other good shopping and strolling
streets include the boulevard that
passes Hadrian's Gate,
and the narrow streets of Kaleiçi.
—by Tom Brosnahan