Şirince private tour
Activity: Walking Tours
Languages spoken: English
Duration: 6 hrs
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- The old village of Şirince
- Vineyards with exquisite local wine
- Traditional Greek architecture
- Handicraft and olive oil shopping
All about the trip
Discover the village of Şirince on a mountain covered with vineyards and peach trees. Stroll its narrow streets where you can admire typical Greek houses or shop for local handicraft and delicious olive oil. Experience daily life in a small village where people still keep traditional art and craft alive.
History of the village dates back to 15th century when freed Greek slaves settled here after the city of Ephesus was abandoned.
There is an old legend saying that the original settlers gave its village the name Çirkince meaning "Ugly" to deter others from following them. Its name was changed to Şirince meaning "Pleasant" in 1926.
Due to a historical fusion of Greek and Turkish culture, local houses have a typical Greek look from the outside but once you enter you find Turkish layout with courtyards inside.
In one of the courtyards there is an orthodox church and several of the houses are open to visitors. You can still see people carpet dying, spinning and weaving here.
Enjoy your visit to the unique village where the best of old art and craft is still alive.What Wikipedia Says
What is included in the price
- Pick-up and drop-off at the Izmir harbour, Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport or in your hotel in Izmir or Kusadasi
- Tour guide
- Air-conditioned minivan
- Entry fees
- Local taxes and 18 % VAT
What is not included in the price
- Lunch and beverages
Do you have a question or need more information about the activity?
You can reach our European office between 9am and 5pm CET on weekdays and between 11am and 5pm on weekends and holidays.
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