We spent a wonderful evening wandering around the stalls of the Cleopatra Beach Craft Market. Its one of the great things about Turkey, you never have to spend money to enjoy yourself. So many things to see and so many parks, gardens and features which are paid for my the council and cost nothing to enjoy!
Our YOUTUBE movie
Subscribe to our channel for updates
We were only going for a walk by Cleopatra Beach and ended up learning about traditions and local crafts simply by browsing the local street market and watching the artisans making souvenirs, trinkets and products right there in front of us.
Here are all the movies we took on this warm September Summer’s evening in Alanya Turkey. Walk with us along the stalls and browse!
Tourist are browsing the street craft market on Cleopatra Beach by the new Teleferik Cable Car.
The local artisans, including sculptors, flower makers, jewellery designers and artists demonstrate their particular skills and show how they handcraft their items for sale.
CRAFT MARKET, FLOWERS, JEWELLERY MAKING; CLEOPATRA BEACH
The market is lit and each stall shows is engraved with Alanya Beledeyesi (Local Council) who support these local craftsmen by providing retail locations in busy tourist areas in order to sustain traditional crafts that may otherwise die out.
CLEOPATRA BEACH CRAFT MARKET: HAND SCULPTURES
The footage set includes crafts such as painting, drawing, knitting, sculpting, jewellery making and crocheting. Everything you see on this page can be found in the area between ALANYA TELEFERIK and Alanya Tennis Club.
CLEOPATRA BEACH CRAFT MARKET: STREET ARTIST
BEADED JEWELLERY MAKING IN CRAFT MARKET
CARVING OSTRICH EGGS FOR LAMPS IN CRAFT MARKET
CRAFT VENDORS SELLING HAND MADE GOODS
ARTIST HAND PAINTS BAGS AND OTHER ITEMS
KNITTING AND CROCHETING SCARVES, HATS, CHILDREN’S CLOTHES
GLUING, STICKING, DESIGNING, DECORATING
WOMAN ARTIST DRAWS A PORTRAIT OF A CHILD
You can walk in the gardens, watch the youngsters in the sports areas and enjoy watching the mesmerising colourful water fountains. We spent hours here this night and it was a very rewarding experience. The welcome was warm and the atmosphere so congenial.
Our next mission was to get on that Teleferik and take some overhead shots of it all ….. but thats coming soon on another feature page ….. watch this space!