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  • Address: Sirince, Turkey
The small village of just 600 inhabitants has a long history that is intrinsically linked to Ephesus; indeed, rumor has it that it was founded by freed Greek slaves who named it “ugly” in Turkish to deter others from following them after the fall of Ephesus. It wasn’t until the early 20th century that the name was changed to Sirince, which means ‘pleasant.’ Nowadays the mountainous village is mainly known for its many preserved whitewashed stucco homes, bucolic and lush setting, as well as its fruit-based wineries and olive groves. The Church of St John the Baptist, although neglected by Turkish authorities, still houses fantastic Byzantine frescoes. Most tourists tend to visit for one day as part of excursions to nearby Selçuk, but there’s a handful of guesthouses and cafés for overnight guests as well. Visitors should be aware that Sirince gets very crowded on the weekend.

Practical Info

Sirince is located on the Aegean coast, one hour south of Izmir via route E87. Bus service to Sirince via Selçuk is sparse and inconvenient but nonetheless available to visitors without a car.

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Small Group Ephesus Tour, Selçuk, null
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Small Group Ephesus Tour

Ephesus is one of the best preserved ancient sites in the world, planning to visit to the famous ruins takes serious planning. During this hassle-free, ...  Read more

Location: Kusadasi, Turkey
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $29.30
Private Ephesus and Sirince Village Tour from Kusadasi Port, Kusadasi, Day Trips
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Private Ephesus and Sirince Village Tour from Kusadasi Port

Ephesus was an ancient Greek city on the coast of  IONIA,3 km southwest of the present day Selçuk  town Turkey. It was one of the twelve cities of Ionian ...  Read more

Location: Kuşadası, Turkey
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $88.50
Ancient Ephesus House of the Virgin Mary Temple of Artemis and Sirince Village Small Group Tour, ... 
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Ancient Ephesus House of the Virgin Mary Temple of Artemis and Sirince Village Small Group Tour

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Explore numerous ancient sites on this 9-hour tour. Visit the House of the Virgin Mary, Ephesus, and Sirince, seeing the Temple of Hadrian, the Temple of ...  Read more

Location: Kusadasi, Turkey
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $67.97
Private Culinary and Wine Experience in Sirince Village, Izmir, Day Trips
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Private Culinary and Wine Experience in Sirince Village

Meet your guide and drive to lovely village of Sirince. You will enjoy the magnificent scenic drive to this authentic village. The village is the perfect ...  Read more

Location: Izmir, Turkey
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $200.00
Ephesus and Sirince Private Half Day Shore Excursion, Kusadasi, Street Food Tours
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Ephesus and Sirince Private Half Day Shore Excursion

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Drive up to a scenically wonderful coastal road before you reach the ancient Ephesus . Famous in antiquity for its temple of Diana, during the years of the ...  Read more

Location: Kusadasi, Turkey
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $35.00
Ancient Ephesus tour with Mother's Mary House and visit to old village Sirince with wine tasting, ... 
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Ancient Ephesus tour with Mother's Mary House and visit to old village Sirince with wine tasting

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Visit 3 different places in 1 day. Firstly ancient ruins of Ephesus which is the best-preserved ancient city in Turkey. It is a must see  while visiting ...  Read more

Location: Izmir, Turkey
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $93.76
Turkish Village with Wine Tasting, Aegean Coast, Day Trips
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Turkish Village with Wine Tasting

Visit a unique village listed on UNESCO famous for its wine, olives and architecture. Taste wine and feel free to walk down the cobbled streets where you can ...  Read more

Location: Didim, Turkey
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $39.06
Private Ephesus and Sirince Tour with Shopping Time, Kusadasi, Wine Tasting & Winery Tours
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Private Ephesus and Sirince Tour with Shopping Time

Get the best of Turkey’s history and culture with this private tour to Ephesus and Sirince. Follow a private guide through one of the best-preserved ancient ...  Read more

Location: Kusadasi, Turkey
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $89.00
Turkish Villages and Local Life from Izmir, Izmir, Day Trips
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Turkish Villages and Local Life from Izmir

Visiting Kirazli Village, Camlık Steam Train Museum, and Sirince Village on this private tour. Experience the beautiful countryside and lifestyle of the ...  Read more

Location: Izmir, Turkey
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $398.47
Ancient City of Ephesus House of Mother Mary Archeology Museum Basilica of St John and Isa Bey ... 
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Ancient City of Ephesus House of Mother Mary Archeology Museum Basilica of St John and Isa Bey Mosque

Visiting Ancient City of Ephesus, House of Mother Mary, Archaeology Museum, St. John’s Basilica and Isa Bey Mosque. Private guided tour with 14 ...  Read more

Location: Kusadasi, Turkey
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $257.84

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