Thursday, 22 January 2015

Sunday Flea Market


I hope I haven't given the impression from my last couple of posts that there is a festival every Sunday in Bodrum. There isn't, it just feels that way some months.  If you find yourself on the peninsula on a fest-free Sunday, I suggest you hop on a dolmuş to Bitez to peruse your way around the flea market.  It is temporarily situated just past the Courthouse, on a rough piece of ground but should shortly be moving a few hundred yards nearer the main road to the new market area.  I was lucky to visit on a sunny day, but I can imagine a wet Sunday at this stop-gap site would soon turn into a quagmire. I will update this post when the flea market moves so you know whether to wear wellies or not.


You will find an eclectic mix of traders, merchandise and shoppers  and the eagle eyed will immediately sort the junk from the valuable. There is one stall pictured here which always has high quality stock and I'll leave you to work out which.



I came home from my last visit the very happy owner of this English bone china set.  So it's tea for two at Chez-BacktoBodrum for anyone who cares to pop in.


Bitez Bit Pazarı  -  Bitez Flea Market.  Every Sunday from 7am to mid-afternoon.

23 comments:

  1. love these sorts of markets wherever they are - I'm an inveterate hoarder and possessor of everything 'mine'. J would give it all away -'. . over my dead body!' says I, 'Fine!' says she.

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    1. Similar exchanges go on in our house.

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  2. This looks right up our street. It's amazing how little we know of the Bodrum Peninsula and we really must put that right soon...especially if there's browsing and rummaging to be done! :)

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    1. Tea and cake (or beer ) will be waiting for you chez-BtoB.

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  3. Perfect....I love flea markets/vide greniers/car boot sales......working in a charity shop where people's junk is transformed into other people's treasures. The tea set is great ! Jx

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    1. I saw the picture of lovely on you blog.

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  4. Are the two Dutch guys still flogging their DVDs?

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  5. I like the ivy leaf pattern china, is it Colclough?

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    1. Well spotted, it is. I wonder how it found itself in Bitez.

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  6. Would love to check this place out! Looks like some good deals await.

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    1. I'm sure you'll get back here one day

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  7. That tea set was lovely...no flea markets here - well, there is one but it is tat personified...

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    1. It's a relatively new concept here in Bodrum.

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  8. This is a fab place to walk around. There's always an eclectic mix of goodies to be found...

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  9. I love the tall carved pedestal tables displaying gods and goddesses. The china looks lovely and appetizing, B to B. Happy tea parties.

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    1. Tea out of China cups always tastes nicer.

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  10. would love to pop in : ) a different perspective to Bitez, would love to experience this - enjoy the cups : )

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    1. I will use only the finest leaf for the,.

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  11. when and how often itis on .

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    1. Every Sunday. It starts about 7am but is open most of the day. Some sellers pack up at lunch time.

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  12. I enjoy vide greniers in France, but rarely see anything as pretty as that tea-set. Well spotted!

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