The beautiful hilltown of Şirince,
near Selçuk and Ephesus,
has several fine places to stay.
Now that minibuses shuttle
Selçuk and Şirince every
20 to 30 minutes during the day, and trains
connect Selçuk with Adnan Menderes
Airport, İzmir and Denizli (for Pamukkale),
it's no longer necessary to have your
own car in order to make Şirince your
base for visits to Ephesus,
Kuşadası, Priene, Miletus, Didyma, İzmir
However, a rental
car gives you the
freedom to make the best use of your
time, so if you hire one, here's how
to drive to Şirince from İzmir's
Adnan Menderes Airport.
This old Ottoman-Greek house has only 7 guest rooms, but a fine big swimming pool, so although the guest rooms are often full, the swimming pool never is. More...
Just below the Markiz Konakları is
the Efes Konakları,
where the private bathrooms in the 9 guest rooms also have small hamam-type facilities. A larger hamam and hot tub are available as well. More...
The first fully comfortable lodging
in Şirince, it is also highest on the
hill, affording spectacular views,
but also a long walk up or downhill
to the village center. More...
Watching your budget? Try to get one of the 4 rooms at this family-run pension with real old-time ambience in the center of Şirince. More...
Though called a hotel, Şirince Evleri is actually two historic houses in the village center. One is rented as a cottage for up to 4 travelers, the other has four guest rooms. All feature private baths and air-conditioning and the usual comforts. More...
—by Tom Brosnahan