What to Buy

This is a good area to buy carpets, jewellery and antiquities, and many traders come here en route to Istanbul. The main shopping area starts at Cumhuriyet Meydani and continues down Kayseri Caddesi, and carpets from throughout the country can be found here. There are shops selling a good range of silver antiques, brought mainly from the villages around eastern Türkiye. Other souvenirs include figures of Fairy Chimneys, Cappadocian dolls, ceramic cups, and of course local wine which is sold in various wine houses.