Only second to the charm of Sirince itself, we at Kırkınca Hotel are proud to provide the best service, smiling faces, and the warmth of friendship. Now that you have experienced Turkish hospitality, we want to share with you our “Kırkınca Hospitality”!
World renowned historical landmarks in the surrounding area include:
– Ancient city of Ephesus. Ephesus is one of the greatest archaeological sites in the world and home to one of the Seven Churches mentioned in the Book of Revelation. Ephesus will take you back in time as you browse the ancient ruins that include the infamous Celsus Library, the Terrace Houses, Hadrianus Temple, and the Great amphitheatre (that continues to host live concerts and festivals).
– Ayasuluk Castle. The well preserved Byzantine castle has stood on the hill of Ayasuluk for 1500 years. The main entrance gate of the castle was constructed from the stones of Roman buildings in the 6th century AD. The castle has 15 towers and is surrounded by stone rubble from the old city walls. Within the borders of the citadel of Ayasuluk are a former Byzantine church, a small mosque and several cisterns. From the castle, you have a view of the surrounding towns, Ephesus and the Aegean Sea.
– Virgin Mary’s House . The house was recognized by the Catholic Church as the last residence of the Virgin Mary after Christ’s death, and visited by 3 Popes.
– Grotto of the Seven Sleepers. This cave on the side of a mountain outside of Ephesus is the location of the story of a group of Christian youths who hid inside this cave around 250 AD to escape persecution during the reign of the Roman emperor Decius. They slept for 200 years, to wake up during the reign of Emperor Theodoisus in 400 AD.
– Basilica St. John. Within the basilica is a crypt located beneath the alter, with the tomb of Apostle St. John. On the altar the inscription of the 14th verse of the 131st Psalm can be read where St. John states: “This is my resting place forever, here will I dwell”
– Isabey Mosque in Selçuk (near Ephesus). This is the oldest known example of a Turkish mosque with a courtyard, built in 1375 and restored in 1934. As was common in ancient time, the columns and stones came from the ruins of the city of Ephesus and the Temple of Artemis.
When you visit us at Kırkınca Hotel, we are sure that you will leave a part of your heart in Sirince, Turkey.
Address: Sirince Village – Selcuk – Izmir / Turkey Phone: +90 232 898 31 33 898 32 16- 898 30 69 Fax: +90 232 898 31 40