Shopping in Cappadocia is a cultural experience in itself. There is tea to be drunk, conversation to be had, bartering to be done and friends to make! We can guide you through the whole process to make it an enjoyable and fun experience.
The goods that are particular to this part of Turkey are handmade carpets and kilims, pottery, onyx, jewellery, fine wines and also handicrafts made by local women such as beautiful knitted, crocheted and beaded scarves, knitwear and table linen. There are also local artists and sculptors in Cappadocia and some of their work can be viewed and purchased if desired.
Many beautiful kilims in Turkey originate from the Yahyahli region which is just 2 hours away from Goreme. Women of the Nomadic tribes hand-make these kilims in their yurts (tents) which are perched up on the mountainside. They spin and dye the wools using natural plants and create their very own designs and motifs. These kilims are unique; a one off work of art that will definitely last many generations.
We can arrange workshops, personal art viewings, visits to carpet weavers and visits to local craftsmen and women in their homes. If you are only interested in the workmanship you can sit back, window shop and enjoy the interaction with no obligation to make a purchase.
Handmade carpets and Kilims are particular to this part of Turkey; many originate from the Yahyahli region which is just 2 hours away from Goreme. Women of the Nomadic tribes hand-make these kilims in their yurts (tents) which are perched up on themountainside.
Turkeyis renowned for its beautiful handmade mosaic, marble and travertine tiles which can be viewed and purchased directly from the makers here.
The making ofjewellerypieces is passed down from generation to generation using gold, silver and precious stones. Designs are created by and are unique to the men and woman who make them.
There is stunning pottery to be bought here for which Cappadocia has been famous for since Hittite times. At many of the pottery stores visitors can try their hand at creating a unique piece for themselves using the ancient kick-wheel technique!
Turkish onyx is mined locally and beautiful carvings, vases, ashtrays and dishes can be found on shopping trips in Cappadocia.
The wines produced here in the Cappadocia region are a delight to taste. Local vineyards produce the grapes which are used for a variety of red and white wine – tasting sessions are a must on your visit!
Let’s go shopping!