Sirince : Land of home-made wines
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Greek writer Dido Sotiroyo says in her famous book ‘Say Hello to Anatolia’ that, ‘If there is a place called heaven in this planet, Sirince should be a part of it’’. I think she is complitely right.
Sirince, located 7 kms far from Selcuk (connected via İzmir highway) and Ephesus is the cutest village I have seen so far.
It is very special for many reasons,
First, Sirince offers you a rich history dated back to 5 century. Best home made wines in Turkey are produced in there. Plus you can eat the most delicious ‘gozleme’ (pancake) in this village.
There is a lot to do in Sirince and its surroundings.
You can visit local bazaar and find souvenirs made by village women. Village has many wine shops where you can make a degustation tour, tasting different wines made from a variety fruits in each wine house. Be careful, local people are very friendly and offer you always one more glass, as a tradition. So just do not get drunk!
Actually Sirince owes a lot to a German wine producer called Helmut Krauss who came to village in late 90’s and realized that there is a great potential for this region to be a center of wine production. After his investments a wine factory hes been established and many others followed him.
What to Do Around Sirince:
Make a visit to Selcuk and Ephesus, only 7 km away.
Visit the Train Museum in Camlik, 15 kms away from Selcuk where you can see many documents and photos on trains working with steam.
If you like to spend a quiet weekend with friends and taste local wines do not miss Sirince.
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