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Sirince is a small town in Aegean Region, Turkey. It is a small village which is famous for its wine and houses. Sirince was a Greek Village before the Independence War. (In 1923, Turkish and Greek governments change the populations. Greek government sent the Turks to Turkey and Turkish government sent to Greeks to Greece.) Sirince is very popular with Turkish tourists, especially on weekends.
From Selcuk town, you can take minibuses to the village. Every hour from each direction, costs 2 liras.
Sirince is a protected area architecturally. Most of the houses are heritage houses.Some are restored by the owners some are not. It is heaven for a photographer.
Apart from the historical background of the village, there are fantastic valleys to walk around. Olive groves, peach gardens, vineyards... it's Turkey's Tuscany.
Wine, handicrafts, olive oil.
There are planty of restaurants in the village with reasonable prices. They serve local specialties and grilled meat.
You can find alcohol in every restaurant. Every house, on the other hand, makes it's own wine. In addition to homemade (grape) wines, Şirince is also well-known for its fruit wines made of apple, berries or more unusual types such as myrte.
Many bed and breakfasts, and few restored houses.