SIRINCE VILLAGE

Located 6 miles away from Selcuk town, popular village. First inhabitance  dates back first century. The early christians from Ephesus escaping from the  prosecutors founded the village. This was a Greek Orthodox village till 1924.  Was named as “Cirkince” meaning the ugly for while. Indeed its inhabitants gave  this name on the purpose as they did not want to be bothered by foreigners nor  to share the beauty of their village. Still after years, visitors understood  that the village was not ugly and called it “Sirince” meaning the pretty. Today  the village is a perfect synthesis of Turkish-Greek culture as of the 1920’s;  after the Turkish Independence War, people exchange between Greek and Turks has  occurred and all those typical Greek houses, though they kept their original  outside characteristics, have received the local layout inside. At Sirince  Village you will have chance of seeing the local life at a village and  purchasing some small local souvenirs and handicrafts. The village is also  famous for its local grape and other fruit wines.

Şirince village near Selçuk