Tekirdağ has so much to offer when it comes to nomadic handicrafts and creativity. Tourists should certainly visit the town of Karacakılavuz, located 20 kms northeast of Tekirdağ to buy local hand-woven textiles made from sheep’s wool. This area is one of the oldest centres of textile weaving where the women have kept their deep-rooted textile legacy alive for centuries. Tracing their roots to nomadic Turkic people of Anatolia, the Rumelian village of Karacakılavuz retain their strong Ottoman bond. Visitors should keep an eye for traditional handicrafts such as hand-woven carpets, kilims, saddlebags, prayer rugs, cushion covers and bolsters.
Wine connoisseurs may buy Tekirdağ raki or wine which is a local favourite. It can be brought at the sale shop of the raki factory or at any alcohol shop. But it is better if they buy it at factory shops located around Şarköy-Mürefte area.
Corlu, about 40 kms from Tekirdağ has many outlet stores and factory sale shops that offer tax-free and VAT refundable textile shopping. The products are cheap because you are buying them directly from the producers.
Berk Ofis Kirtasiye
Address: G.M.K.Pasa Mah.Öztrak Cad.No:22 Çerkezköy Tekirdağ, Turkey
Tel: +90 282 726 7410/5140
Address: Alisveris Adresi, Atatürk Bulvari Vatan Computer Karsisi, Çorlu / Tekirdağ
Tel: +90 5056660536
Bahariye Mensucat San. ve Tic. A.S. Hali Fabrikasi
Address: Veli Mese Beldesi, Haci Seremet Mevki, 59880 Çorlu / Tekirdağ
Tel: +90 282 674 52 40 - 41
Address: AliPasa Mahallesi, Salih Omurtak Caddesi Çorlu / Tekirdağ
Tel: +90 282 673 33 14