Sirince Greek Villiage

This quaint Greek village is located near the Aegean coastline, just 6 kilometers east of Selcuk. It is believed it was settled in the 15th Century when the ancient city of Ephesus was abandoned, however what is seen today dates back to the 19th Century.

Greek Villiage of Sirince


One theory suggests that freed Greek slaves settled in the village and named it Cirkince (meaning ‘Ugly’ in Turkish) to deter others from following them. The name was changed to Sirince (meaning ‘Pleasant’) in 1926.

Sirince is now known for producing some of Turkey’s best wines, which is famous as “Sirince Wines”

Sirince is a short bus ride from the center of Selcuk and can be reached on a local dolmus for only 3-4 lira.