After an early flight to Izmir and a short van ride, we arrived in the Greek village of Sirince. This small village, of only about 700 locals, is in sharp contract to the over 16 million of Istanbul. We enjoyed a lovely lunch and sampled local wines. The shopping was very good as well. Many of the homes have been converted into small hotels and B&Bs (think of the movie Mamma Mia without the singing). I especially liked the Gullu Konaklari.