Turkey, Part III: Şirince
My bags are all packed and my cab will be here to take me to the airport for my flight to Kenya in an hour and a half, but there’s one thing I’ve left to do, and that is get my last post about Turkey up! In a week I’ll be bogged down with another large batch of photos so I thought I should at least get to this chunk of photos that has so far gone untouched!
As I mentioned in the last Turkey post, we had a few days to fill in Selçuk and one of those days was spent in Şirince, an old (originally) Greek village of 600 inhabitants, 8km east of Selçuk. Some reviews that we had read online said that it was completely overrun with tourists, but they seemed to be mostly from summertime visitors. While the village was a bit touristy, we found it charming nonetheless and a pleasant way to spend the better part of a day.
There were plenty of handicrafts and homemade goodies to look at (and taste!).
There was natural beauty literally surrounding this village nestled into the hills.
We had lunch in an old building that used to be a school-house.
We visited an old Orthodox church . . .
. . . tasted the local wine . . .
. . . and found charming little gems hidden around every corner.
And with that, it’s off to Kenya I go!