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Traditional Turkish Village Tour (Sirince)

Your private guide will meet with you in Izmir port. He/she will be carrying a sign with your name on.
You will welcome to an air-conditioned minivan with a private driver. Your guide will keep on giving you information about the area and the ancient places during the tour.

After 1 hour driving up to the mountain you will visit Sirince which was once Cirkince ("ugly"). Indeed its habitants gave this name on 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 at all and called it Sirince ("pretty"). As the village is located on the top of a mountain, anyone will enjoy the impressive wine yards' and peach trees' views on his way.

Today the village is a perfect synthesis of Turk-Greek culture as of the 1920's: after the 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. The most beautiful specimens are open to visitors. And even in the courtyard of one of them, one will discover a nicely restorated Orthodox church.

All the narrow streets of the village belong to the women, selling handcrafts of all kinds, olive oil. Another attraction of Sirince is its wine: try its taste in small cafés or in the former municipal school restorated.

Visiting Turkish handicraft center where you will learn local culture and you can see the hospitality of the country.

There are outlet shopping centers close by Sirince where you could find the best quality with reasonable prices. You will have chance and enough time to visit these centers as well. Please do not make your decision before you see the quality and prices.

You will be back to the Izmir port within4-4,5 hours from the beginning of the tour.

* Sirince could be really hot from May till the end of September.

Please don't forget to wear a hat and carry a bottle of water with you during your tour.

Pricing (Per Person)

  • 1$160
  • 2$90
  • 3$85
  • 4$60
  • 5$50
  • 6-10$45
  • 11-16$45
  • 17+$30

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