Ephesus Ancient City - Sirince Village
Sirince Village is a small village located in the Selcuk district of the Izmir Province in western Turkey. It is situated about 8 kilometers east of the ancient city of Ephesus and about 6 kilometers away from the town of Selcuk.
Sirince was once a predominantly Greek village called Cirkince, meaning "ugly" in Turkish. The name is said to have been given by the locals to ward off unwanted attention from outsiders. In the early 20th century, following the population exchange between Greece and Turkey, the village was repopulated with Muslim Turks from Greece.
The village is known for its narrow streets, traditional architecture, and local crafts such as olive oil soap and handicrafts. Sirince Village is also famous for its fruit wines, especially its grape wine, which is made from the local Sultana grape. Visitors can sample the wines at the many wine houses and shops in the village.
The village has retained much of its traditional architecture, with stone and stucco houses lining its narrow streets. Many of the buildings have been restored and converted into boutique hotels, restaurants, and shops.
Today, Sirince Village is a popular tourist destination, attracting visitors from all over the world who come to explore its charming streets and taste its famous wines. The village has a relaxed, peaceful atmosphere, making it a perfect place for a leisurely stroll or a relaxing break from the hustle and bustle of city life. In addition to its charming streets and shops, Sirince is located near several popular tourist attractions, including the ancient city of Ephesus, the House of the Virgin Mary, and the Temple of Artemis.