Olive and olive oil have been indispensable ingredients of the Ottoman and Turkish culture, and the Mediterranean cuisine. The accounting records of Ottoman palace kitchens reveal that olive and olive oil were purchased in enormous quantities. Olive holds an important place in the Turkish cuisine, and it is vital for the industry of Turkey. Today, it is possible to find eighty domesticated varieties of olive in Turkey. Bodrum long before being a touristic center was known for its olives and tobacco.
If you want to buy native cultural products in Bodrum, (from food to souvenirs) we recommend you to visit our main bazaar along the shore line. Of course, you can find specific Bodrum souvenirs in the center of the city or with your tourist discounts in the duty-free shops. Since Bodrum is a touristic place, it is also easy to find typical food products and souveniers in any supermarket
Also, if you do not mind going out and have time to visit other cities, we recommend that you visit the Vic market.
Remember that, in each port, you have a Guest Information Center where you can ask the staff for any advice related to which brands offers a better product.