Şirince, the name of which means “charming”, is an Aegean village that is indeed identical with the meaning of its name for its magnificent landscape composed of lush green forests , olive trees and ample vineyards.
In the vicinity of Izmir and holiday resorts such as Çeşme and Kuşadasi, Şirince welcomes you with an amazing view of forested hills by the end of an uphill road.
The stands and little shops located at the entrance of the village, selling all sorts of home made delicacies and hand made souvenirs, render a colorful view in the eye of the visitors. In addition, the local wine producers often welcome their guests by offering free samples of the fruit wine made of the grapes and fruits grown in the region.
Following the steep and paved streets of the village you will either come across an old house steeped in history or some corner where local delicacies are sold if not some carefully preserved buildings or monuments of interest. Operated also as boutique hotels, the interior decorations of these quaint houses are interesting as well.
You may enjoy a glass of wine and try some of the traditional specialties of the Aegean cuisine at the local restaurants and give your evening a finishing touch by trying some of the gummy ice cream and desserts made according to local recipe.
The two historic churches located in the small village will not only take you to the 19th century but also impress you with their architecture and chiaroscuro.
The soaps, jams and local souvenirs made of a variety of natural products are ideal tokens of a memorable visit to the village and may also be given as gifts to loved ones.
As for the scenery, you will enjoy watching the sunset in Şirince as the orange colors of the evening beam on the wooden windows of the white washed houses of the village and also take pleasure in the view as the sun rises again behind the lush green hills.
Şirince is the ideal holiday destination for vacationers who delight in exploring ancient villages and natural wonders.