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Sirince Greek Village


Sirince is a village built by the Greeks and its just 8 km away from Selcuk. Village was settled when Ephesus Ancient City was left by the people in the 15th century but most of what can be seen today is built around the 19th century.

History of the Sirince Village’s Name

Sirince is a charming village in Selçuk, İzmir. Şirince, formerly known as Kırkınca (meaning fortyish), is said to have named by the forty people living in the mountains in ancient times. This village was also known as Kirkice, Kirkince, and then Çırkince, was changed and officialized in the first republic years by Şirince, the governor of İzmir at that time.

Famous Sirince WinesSirince-koyu-greek-village-selcuk-4

Sirince village is distinguished by the others because of the village’s famous fruit wines. Thanks to the agricultural richness of the region, delicious wines produced from various fruits have been one of the focus points of travelers. For more detailed information about the history of Sirince and the wines, please visit here.

Safe Heaven Village Sirince in Doomsday

According to the Mayan calendar, on December 21st 2012, the apocalypse was going to happen. In 2012, it was rumored that the village would be the only safe zone in the apocalypse, in the time village received hundreds of press members. Contrary to high expectations, there was no noticeable increase in the number of visitors in the village on this day. Sirince became a world-wide famous when tourists flowed to the village in December 2012 to witness the Mayan Apocalypse, as New Age mystics thought that its “positive energy” would aid in weathering the catastrophe, during the 2012 phenomenon.



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How to arrive Selcuk – Ephesus in 2019

From Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport to Selcuk

Trains from Airport to Selcuk

You can take the train from the city center or from the Airport to Selcuk. There is a train station next to the airport. Here is the train timetable valid after 1 January 2019.

It takes around 1 hour from Airport to Selcuk, and 1 hour 20 minutes from Izmir city center Basmane. It costs around 7 TL

Here is an easier table:

Depart From Basmane 07:42 08:53 11:30 13:41 15:30 16:41 17:54 19:30
Depart From Airport 08:06 09:18 11:55 14:06 15:55 17:06 18:19 19:55
Arrive to Selcuk 09:09 10:17 12:53 15:03 16:55 18:05 19:20 20:56

Shared Shuttle Busses from Airport to Selcuk / Kusadasi

Most of the time there are shuttle buses departing from airport to going Selcuk & Kusadasi. It takes around 1 hour and costs 25 TL. The shuttle waits in front of the exit door.

Private Transportation Service from Airport to Selcuk hotel

Also, if you want to get to your Hotel Ephesus Palace faster and easier we can arrange a private shuttle service for you. Just contact us here.