Market days in Turkey

We need to tell you something about market days in Turkey. One of the questions we get asked a lot is “When is the Fethiye market? Or Marmaris market? Or even Istanbul market? Alright, you get the picture. 🙂 And we get it too. Honestly. What day Fethiye market is, may be obvious for anyone living in the area, but not to someone visiting for the first time. And, as it seems, people love to get some of that local color, that markets have in abundance. The good news? There’s an official website listing all market days in Turkey. The only problem is that it’s in Turkish. So, we decided to make a quick run-through on how to use it. This way, you’ll never have to wonder again on what day you should plan your Marmaris market (or any other market) visit.

Fethiye Market

Fethiye Market – Market days in Turkey

How to find all market days in Turkey?

To make things easy for you, we’ll work with a real-life example and screenshots of every step you need to take to find the information you need.

1. Go to the Market Inquiry or Pazar Yeri Sorgulama website

Click here to go to the Market Inquiry website. You will see this page containing a map and a few drop-down selection-options for your market day search.

Market Inquiry Website Home Page

Market Inquiry Website Home Page – Search for Market days in Turkey

2. Select your province

Select your province by clicking on it on the map, or by using the drop-down list under “İl Seçiniz: Tümü“.

Let’s say, for this example; we’re looking to find out when Fethiye market day is. The quickest way is to click on MUĞLA (in the bottom-left corner of the map), which is the province where Fethiye is located. After clicking on it, the page will refresh, and you will see a list of markets from all over the province beneath the map. You could, of course, scroll through it, but the easier way is to follow step 3.

Click On Muğla

Click On Muğla

3. Select town

Now select the town where you want to go to the market; in this case, Fethiye. You can find it in the middle drop-down fields, next to “İlçe Seçiniz: Tümü“.

Select Fethiye

Select Fethiye

4. Select Market Type

Now all that’s left is to select the market type. You have only two options: street markets and manufacturers markets. For the weekly markets, select street markets or Semt Pazarı in Turkish. You can do so in the right-hand side drop-down fields, next to “Tür Seçiniz: Semt Pazarı“.

Select Semt Pazarı

Select Semt Pazarı

5. Click on the red button that says Pazar Yeri Bul

Now you should get an overview of the weekly market for the town of your choice. In the case of Fethiye markets, the results show the Tuesday market or Salı Pazarı, as well as the Saturday market in Patlangıç, and the Sunday market near Çalış. People who know Fethiye will immediately notice that the weekly fruit and vegetable market (or farmers market) isn’t listed. That will also be the case for local initiatives. This website offically gives a complete overview of all official weekly markets in the country. Footnote: in practice, it seems, smaller markets are often missing. We’re hoping they’ll be added in the near future.

Fethiye Market Days

Fethiye Market Days

A little more help to make the most of this tool:

Pazar Adı is Turkish for Market Name. The other fields are the ones you’ve previously selected and self-explanatory. ‘Kuruluş Günleri’ are the days that the market takes place. And because we don’t want you to have to resort to Google translate to find out which day means what, you’ll find an overview of all days of the week below:

  • Pazartesi: Monday
  • Salı: Tuesday
  • Çarşamba: Wednesday
  • Perşembe: Thursday
  • Cuma: Friday
  • Cumartesi: Saturday
  • Pazar: Sunday (and yes, pazar also means market in Turkish)

In short, you’re all set to flock from one market to the next, and you’ll never have to wonder again what day the Bodrum market, Marmaris market, Fethiye market or any other market takes place. Perform a quick search on the market days in Turkey search engine, and get ready to go shopping. Don’t forget, also in Turkey; people are starting to be eco-conscious. So, bring your own bags. This will save you money, as you won’t be charged for plastic bags, and it helps to save the planet. Apart from taking our own bags to the market, Slow Travel Guide is also contributing to a greener environment by choosing eco web hosting. Read more about how we became a green website.

Top tip: if you like tools and tips like this one, make sure to bookmark our Turkey travel resources page, this is where you’ll find all these kinds of resources bundled. It’s the only page you need to start preparing your trip to Turkey.

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