Meet your guide and drive to lovely village of Sirince. You will enjoy the magnificent scenic drive to this authentic village. The village is the perfect synthesis of Turkish and Greek culture, stroll through the streets and see the beautiful typical Greek and Turkish houses. The village is famous for its local grape and other fruit wines and features a charming church dedicated to St. John. During your walk around the village you will have opportunities to taste different types of local cuisine, fruits, olives, homemade bread and Turkish the famous local pastry “gozleme”.
First you will enjoy “simit” (Turkish bagel) freshly out of oven from a local bakery at Selcuk and some “Tulum Cheese” (a local cheese special to Aegean region) with a Turkish tea while you are listening story of the village from your local guide.
Then you will walk on the colorful winding streets of the village only to be welcomed to a local house to meet a local village ladies who will show you how homemade bread is made and we will make sure that you will be there when the warm bread is out of oven to taste it with local olive oil and homemade butter!
Then you will be walking to another local home as you hear the local food stories from your guide. Upon arrival to the house, you will see how gozleme is made and enjoy this delicious pastry with a glass of fresh black mulberry juice.
Walk down to village center through a street market where you will spend some time at local spice shop, village grocery and enjoy local flavors of the village. Then you will visit one of the local homes and learn about village house stories from a 92 years old village lady.
For lunch, you will be offered tastings of a variety of homemade local specialties such as stuffed wine leaves, “manti” (Turkish ravioli) and homemade fruit sorbet.
Your last stop is a local winery where you will sample some of the delicious Turkish wines. Sirince village is very popular with its fruit wines, you will be able to taste different fruit wines as well.
During your colorful walk throughout the village you will have some free time to wander around in the market place where the local village ladies sell handicrafts on the streets, most of them are handmade.
At the end of your experience, you will be transferred back to your hotel or ship with wonderful memories of your day with the locals.
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
A moderate amount of walking is involved
Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately