In all Ephesus and surrounding areas as Izmir, Selcuk or Kusadasi there are lots of shops and outlets with local crafts of all kinds. Besides the well-known Grand Bazaar of Izmir or Kemeralti Bazaar you can also choose traditional shopping in the street of the craftsmen and even witness their craftsmanship in many cases.
In the Site of Ephesus itself you can purchased souvenirs and ideal gifts for this amazing ancient city, but generally in the surrounding areas beautiful handicrafts, textiles, garments and typical food can be purchased at best prices and high quality, as in the town of Selcuk, that we recommend for buying excellent blankets and handmade carpets.
Also in this city sales of handicrafts and manufactured garments abounds with beautiful specimens from very reasonable prices up to valuable and expensive products from Nicea and other regions or unique materials.
The Village of Sirince is another good place to buy local crafts. By its narrow and steep streets you may find all kinds of products directly sold in the porch of the house of their manufacturers, to which surely we can access, view his studio and even have a cup of tea. The villa itself is like a big small bazaar, with shops and makeshift stalls on every corner, with tablecloths, kilims, embroidered by the ladies of the town, or vases and tableware made by craftsmen. There are also many organic products for sale and really worth buying, from soaps and honey or vinegar to olive oil and excellent local wine.