The Arasta Bazaar is a fun place to shop for everything Turkish. The shopkeepers are all eager to sell so just have fun with it. Ifyou are visiting for two weeks, spend a few days at the beginning of your stay just visiting with the shops and then if you decide to buy, do it on the last day or so. That gives you  a chance to decide if you really need or want something.

Buying in Turkey is very unique to Westerners. They prefer to sit and visit with a glass of chai for as long as you will sit. It is so easy to get caught up in the visiting that you loose track of time and before you know it, your days are gone.

Of all the shops all over Turkey, the Arasta Bazaar is still one of a favorite places to return.