Sunday 2 June 2019

Photos Of Sirince Village, An Ancient Greek Village in Turkey

You may be interested to know a few facts about Sirince Village before looking at the photos below.
  • Sirince Village in Izmir Province is an ancient Greek Village with a small population of approximately 600.
  • It was first settled by freed Greek slaves who were fleeing Ephesus.
  • It was initially named Cirkince which means 'Ugly' to discourage people from visiting the village.
  • It is located on a hill and the town nearest to it is Selcuk which is 8 km away.
  • There are many shops in the the village but farming remains the main commercial activity among the villagers. 
  • The village is well known for its successful wine production. Peach and olive farming also thrive here.
  • In 1926, the village was renamed Sirince by the governor of Izmir Province. Sirince means 'pleasant or pretty as it is indeed a charming village with an awesome scenery.
Sirince Village Photo Gallery

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