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'''Sirince''' is a small town in [[Aegean_Turkey|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.)
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'''Şirince''', formerly Kirkince or Çirkince, is a village nestled on the hills in [[Central Aegean|Central]] [[Aegean_Turkey|Aegean Region]], [[Turkey]]. It is a small village which is famous for its wine and houses. Sirince was a Greek village before the Turkish Independence War. In 1923, Turkish and Greek governments exchanged the populations. Greek government exiled the Muslims of Greece to Turkey, while the Turkish government exiled Greeks of Turkey to Greece. Şirince forms the setting of Greek writer Dido Sotiriou's—a native of Şirince—''Farewell Anatolia'', in which the events around the Greco-Turkish War of 1919–1922 are depicted through the eyes of a fictional character from Şirince.
Sirince is very popular with Turkish tourists, especially on weekends.
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Şirince today is very popular with Turkish tourists, especially on weekends.
  
 
==Get in==
 
==Get in==
From [[Selcuk]] town, you can take minibuses to the village. Every hour from each direction, costs 2 liras.
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From [[Selcuk]] town (8 km away from Şirince), you can take minibuses to the village, which cost 2 TL. There is a minibus at every hour towards both directions.
  
 
==Get around==
 
==Get around==
  
 
==See==  
 
==See==  
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.
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Sirince's local architecture, which nowadays is under legal protection, is well preserved. Some of the houses of the village are restored to their former glory, while some others are on the edge of dilapidation. The village is quite a heaven for the photographer.
  
 
==Do==
 
==Do==
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==Drink==
 
==Drink==
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.
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You can find alcohol in every restaurant. Every house, on the other hand, makes its 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.
  
 
==Sleep==
 
==Sleep==
Many bed and breakfasts, and few restored houses.
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Many bed and breakfasts, and few restored houses, though note that accommodation in the village can be very pricey compared with neighbouring towns.
  
 
==Get out==
 
==Get out==

Revision as of 22:39, 23 April 2010

Şirince, formerly Kirkince or Çirkince, is a village nestled on the hills in Central Aegean Region, Turkey. It is a small village which is famous for its wine and houses. Sirince was a Greek village before the Turkish Independence War. In 1923, Turkish and Greek governments exchanged the populations. Greek government exiled the Muslims of Greece to Turkey, while the Turkish government exiled Greeks of Turkey to Greece. Şirince forms the setting of Greek writer Dido Sotiriou's—a native of Şirince—Farewell Anatolia, in which the events around the Greco-Turkish War of 1919–1922 are depicted through the eyes of a fictional character from Şirince.

Şirince today is very popular with Turkish tourists, especially on weekends.

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Get in

From Selcuk town (8 km away from Şirince), you can take minibuses to the village, which cost 2 TL. There is a minibus at every hour towards both directions.

Get around

See

Sirince's local architecture, which nowadays is under legal protection, is well preserved. Some of the houses of the village are restored to their former glory, while some others are on the edge of dilapidation. The village is quite a heaven for the photographer.

Do

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.

Buy

Wine, handicrafts, olive oil.

Eat

There are planty of restaurants in the village with reasonable prices. They serve local specialties and grilled meat.

Drink

You can find alcohol in every restaurant. Every house, on the other hand, makes its 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.

Sleep

Many bed and breakfasts, and few restored houses, though note that accommodation in the village can be very pricey compared with neighbouring towns.

Get out

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