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Turkish in Şirince

Pervin Teyze

Signposted above the Church of St John the Baptist, this ramshackle terrace restaurant serves simple dishes made by village ladies, with choices changing according to the season and availability. Enjoy sweeping view…
Church in Şirince

Church of St Demetrius

This 18th-century church, at the northern end of the village, is up the steps to the right as you enter Şirince along the Selçuk road. It served as a mosque after 1923 but is now abandoned and open to the elements. …
Anatolian in Şirince

Şirincem Restaurant

This rustic restaurant under shady foliage up the steps from the main road into town and owned by a friendly fruit-farming family offers a good range of mezes, meat dishes and Anatolian wines as well as kahvaltı (br…
Wine Bar in Şirince

Yorgo Şarapevi

It's not much more than a shack but 'George' has one of the best collections of wine on offer for tasting, with everything from fruit wines ranging in strength from 8% to 13% (₺25 to ₺30 a bottle) and real red and w…
Church in Şirince

Church of St John the Baptist

The more important of Şirince's two churches dating back to 1805 takes pride of place at the southern end of the village. Neglected for decades by modern Turkey and held together (just barely) by an American charita…
Wine Bar in Şirince

Artemis Restaurant & Şarapevi

At the village entrance, you can taste Şirince wines in the huge erstwhile Greek schoolhouse, with great views from the outside terrace and courtyard garden. There's a small museum here looking at the building's for…