The Old City of Sirince Page
We welcome you to the wonderful village of Sirince. As you walk through the village, you can smell the tasty fruits on the branches. In the village, you may find nice boutique hotels which will make your stay that much comfortable. After you have unpacked, you can go to one of the cafes located around the area and enjoy sand heated traditional Turkish coffee.
For those who do not know this village, you might remember it from 2012. It was broadcasted on the news that according to the Mayan calendar, 21 December 2012 the world was going to end and the two place that would be above water during the apocalypse. One of the villages in France ( Bugarach Village ) and the other being Shirinje village. Back in 2012 this village was very popular and was visited by many foreign and local tourists.
Dating back to the Seljuk period, the village was a Roman village, and after it was seized by the Seljuks, many Turkish people started to live with the Roman citizens. The population was 2000 people, and their income was from olives and grapes, which were used for making wine. Today, it is not only famous for having tasty wine and olives but now the people of sirince grow all different types of fruit. Such as peaches, figs, apples and walnuts.
Places to visit in Sirince:
The Bazaar Area:
There are many areas to eat, drink, buy gifts, fruit, vegetables and meat from this area. Walking through the streets is very enjoyable as you get to see all of the old fashion ways how markets use to be.
St. John Baptist Church:
For many years the church was in very bad condition. In 1805 the church was restored and open to the people. You will find a wishing well near to the church where people often like to see. Make sure to take pictures as you are passing by and admiring the magnificent architecture of the building.
The stone School:
This school, which is now a museum is open 7 days a week, shows the education system dating back to the ottoman empire to the beginning of the Turkish republic.