Sirince, an Ancient Greek Village in the Turkish Country.

3

Picturesque and touristic old greek village near Selçuk.

8 km east from Selçul, you can find the picturesque village of Sirince.It is very easy to reach with a Dolmus (a mini bus) for a non-expensive ticket (about 2€). If you are not aware of narrow mountain roads, don’t have a look through the window.

Sirince is an old Greek village of about 600 inhabitants. Most of the houses were built around the 19th century. But after First World War, the Greeks migrated to Greece, leaning Sirince empty until 1924, when Turks from Salonika, Kavala, Provusta, and other Greek towns arrived as a part of the population exchange between the two countries.

There are souvenir shops, restaurants, a few guesthouses, the mosque and two churches. The Church of St John the Baptist was built in 1832 and restored by an American Foundation. Sirince is also famous for its wine production, flavored with fruits: peach, strawberries, and so on.

What did I enjoy there? Surrely not the souvenir shops (although I made shopping at a better price than in Istanbul), because it reminds my ugly touristic spoiled face of the French Riviera!

I appreciated the architecture of the houses and the view of the peppers and eggplants drying under the sun, the calm of the upper part of the village (there are no vehicles in the narrow streets).

written by azurblue on 2009-10-28 in #world #locations #turkey #mosque #greek #wine #s-houses #church #pepper-dryed #eggplant #souvenirs #village #sirince

3 Comments

  1. stouf
    stouf ·

    Wonderful !

  2. disdis
    disdis ·

    Another great place!

  3. nural
    nural ·

    Nice :) There are a lot of vineries around Sirince as well...

More Interesting Articles

  • A New View: Finding Creative Ways to Take Photos of Iconic Sights in the Netherlands

    written by tabbymenace on 2014-04-21 in #world #locations
    A New View: Finding Creative Ways to Take Photos of Iconic Sights in the Netherlands

    Small and flat with well-marked paths, the Netherlands is a bicyclist’s dream. A few weeks’ riding will take you all around the country and through picturesque villages. Kinderdijk is only 2 hours' cycling from Rotterdam and is a perfect opportunity look for creative ways to show the commonly recognizable scenery in an unusual way.

    2
  • Venice: Romance for the Masses

    written by wesco on 2014-04-30 in #world #locations
    Venice: Romance for the Masses

    Venice is a beautiful city full of romantic spots and picturesque corners, and I am not the only one who thinks so. The city suffers from the masses of tourists walking and floating around every day. Look further and enjoy my photos and memories!

  • Kleinerkaries and her Weapon of Choice: Lomography Belair X6-12 Jetsetter

    written by icequeenubia on 2014-09-25 in #lifestyle
    Kleinerkaries and her Weapon of Choice: Lomography Belair X6-12 Jetsetter

    The Lomography Belair X 6-12 brought kleinerkaries closer not only to the most picturesque places in the world but to its beautiful people as well. A good conversation piece, it helped her discover hidden tourist spots and even restaurants that serve the best local food. Find out more about kleinerkaries and her Weapon of Choice after the jump!

    2
  • Shop News

    Lubitel & film bundle

    Lubitel & film bundle

    This beautiful camera features such ability to let users choose and switch between 35mm or 120 formats! Shoot more, save more! Get this Lubitel camera and get 15% discounts with Lomography Films!

  • Explore: Singapore

    written by chooolss on 2014-08-08 in #world #locations
    Explore: Singapore

    East and west, old and new coexist harmoniously in the highly-urbanized Southeast Asian city-state, Singapore. Singapore is home to various nationalities not only from around Asia but even from other far-flung countries all over the globe - a true cultural melting pot, with four different major languages and five official religions.

    4
  • Cities Aglow in Jörg Dickmann's Photography

    written by Kwyn Kenaz Aquino on 2015-03-29 in #world #lifestyle
    Cities Aglow in Jörg Dickmann's Photography

    In the book "Urban Landscapes", architecture shows its picturesque angles as all the night lights come on.

    1
  • Fresh from My Darkroom: Yoga for Africa!

    written by sirio174 on 2014-06-16 in #lifestyle
    Fresh from My Darkroom: Yoga for Africa!

    Last Sunday, a great yoga event was held in Cernobbio, a small tourist town near the city of Como. Local association Breathe Como made a performance of power yoga exercises to raise funds for Africa. I developed the film a few days ago, and today I'll show the photos to you! I call this "Fresh From My Darkroom" because I developed the black and white films by myself! Take a look!

  • Shop News

    LC-A Instant Back+ at Lesser Price!

    LC-A Instant Back+ at Lesser Price!

    Grab this lovely accessory at discounted price! LC-A instant Back is iideal for your summer getaways to capture memories instantly with your LC-A cameras in hand!

  • Exclusive: Interview with Dustin Rosemark, Director of First Feature-Length LomoKino Film

    written by Jill Tan Radovan on 2014-08-14 in #people #lifestyle
    Exclusive: Interview with Dustin Rosemark, Director of First Feature-Length LomoKino Film

    “51 Fragments of a Wandering Mind” is the first ever feature-length film shot with the LomoKino. Created by filmmaker and street photographer Dustin M Rosemark, it is an experimental documentary film that documents, in a photojournalistic manner, a six-month existential journey in 13 countries. In this exclusive interview, Rosemark shares insight about the film, and talks about his LomoKino experience.

    1
  • Exploring Kolkata, India

    written by priyankamehta13 on 2014-04-14 in #world #locations
    Exploring Kolkata, India

    Kolkata, formerly known as Calcutta, was once the great capital of India back when the British ruled our country. This is my hometown, and not the place I study in. I enjoy photographing various urban scenes around it and this is a curated gallery of sorts introducing the old city for you wonderful people.

  • LomoAmigo: Metropolitan Life with Baykal Ada from Sapan

    written by lgs_istanbul on 2014-08-11 in #people #lomoamigos
    LomoAmigo: Metropolitan Life with Baykal Ada from Sapan

    "Photography and music...both of them are transmitters of memories," says Turkish LomoAmigo. and Sapan's lead singer Baykal Ada Initially, he cranked the LomoKino, and then used the Lomo LC-A+. Here's his exclusive interview with Lomography Turkey.

  • Shop News

    Shoot sharply with Oktomat Bullseye

    Shoot sharply with Oktomat Bullseye

    Shoot sharply without hurting your budget. At 30% off you can now experiment with 8 sequential shots in one 35mm print! Tell stories in 2.5 seconds with 8 scenes in one shot!

  • The Watchung Reservation as seen through the Petzval Lens

    written by antoniocastello on 2014-04-15 in #world #locations
    The Watchung Reservation as seen through the Petzval Lens

    As the largest park in Union Country, New Jersey, The Watchung Reservation makes an ideal venue for hiking and outdoor photography. Visitors can look forward to a trailside, lake that freezes in winter, and a Science Center, among other natural attractions. With cameras and the new Petzval Lens in tow, the Lomography NYC lab team and I paid the park a visit, and this is what we found.

  • In Retrospect: Oscar de la Renta's Timeless Designs

    written by Jill Tan Radovan on 2014-10-22 in #people #lifestyle
    In Retrospect: Oscar de la Renta's Timeless Designs

    The fashion industry mourns the loss of iconic designer Oscar de la Renta, who died on October 20 at 82 years old from complications due to cancer. From being an art student in Madrid, an apprentice for renowned Spanish couturier Cristobal Balenciaga to designing for Lanvin and Balmain, eventually launching his own fashion label and dressing up some of the world's most famous and beautiful women, de la Renta's legacy echoes through his timeless, feminine, and elegant designs.

  • Daniel Zvereff: Artistic Explorer

    written by Jill Tan Radovan on 2014-10-14 in #people #lifestyle
    Daniel Zvereff: Artistic Explorer

    A freelance designer and illustrator by profession, New York-based Daniel Zvereff is an ardent traveler who documents his journeys the old-fashioned way – with hand-written journals and photographs. In this feature, Zvereff talks about his passion for travel, and how it has sparked a love affair with cameras and lenses.

    2