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We offer our guests the economical atmosphere of peace and happiness in Alacay where the most beautiful colors, from emerald green to turquoise of Kusadasi meet. We always strive for you to live the pleasure you desire for your holiday with the extraordinary perfection of location, comfort, service, scenery, sea and weather conditions. We serve with the Bad & Breakfast concept in Kusadasi. If you seek serenity and happiness for your holiday, we are glad to welcome you in Hotel Merry.
We serve our guests food and beverage service at indoor and outdoor restaurant for 250 people, Ephesus bar, Lobby Bar and Snack Bar in our Hotel with the 113 rooms and 246 beds capacity. In our hotel, meeting room for 150 people, WI-FI (at lobby and garden), laundry and ironing services and safe box service (at reception) are available. Our facility has also generator and elevator.
Kusadasi is a town of Aydın City and 71 km away from it. Kusadasi is neighbor of Seljuq and Pamucak in the north, Dilek Peninsula in the south. Due to the statistics in 2007, the population of Kusadasi is 54,663 and its surface area is 264 km2
The closeness of Kusadasi to the island of Samos – Greece, makes it the second most important sea gate for tourists in the region. Kusadasi is also very close to Ephesus and this proximity contributes to the development foreign travel.
Although there is no definite information about the foundation of Kusadasi, it is commonly thought that, Kusadasi was founded as a city named of Neopolis connected to Ephesus by Ionian people. Our city takes its name from the Kusadasi Gulf and it has been hosting too many civilizations since the early ages. During the antique ages, Kusadasi was one of the important ports which opened to the Mediterranean. First, Lydians dominated this region B.C. After them, Romans started to command area in 2. Century B.C. Kusadasi became a religious center when Mary and her followers settled in Ephesus at the beginning of Christianity. When I. Suleymansah conquered the territory an took it into the domination of Seljuq Empire in 1806, Turkish sovereignty began in Kusadasi. But their sovereignty could not last long, and the region started to be dominated by Byzantium with the I. Crusade. After that, Kusadasi is ruled by chronologically Menteseogulları, Osmanlı ve Aydınogulları seniorities and in 1413 the city was entered into the domination of Ottoman Empire. Kusadasi was seized by first Italy and then Greece between the 1919-1921years, however the city were saved from enemy occupation on 7 September 1922.
Kusadasi has two piers and one harbor with the 650 yacht capacity which tourist ships edge in with. There are regular boat excursions to the Greek Island Sisam during the Spring and Summer time. The excursions continue as charter in winter time. The yachts which organize blue tours also take place in the Port of Kusadasi.
Women’s Sea, Pigeon Island, Yilanci Ness, Yavan Su, Kustur, Kara Ova and Güzelcamlı are the beaches which you can visit near the Kusadasi.
There are also Cıban, Venüs ve Güzelcamlı thermal springs in Kusadasi whose seek for different options. Finally, do not forget to visit Karaca Cave, Delta of Büyük Menderes National Park, Guvercinada ve Caravanserai of Öküz Mehmet Pasha before you leave Kusadasi!
Sirince is a village of Seljuq which is a town of Izmır City and located 8 km. away from Seljuq. Historical monuments and structures in Sirince have been successfully kept.
Kırkınca is the original name of Sirince and it is rumored that, Kırkınca name was given dedicated to forty people who hit the mountains in a legendary age. The Romaic pronunciation of the word Kırkınca evolved as Kirkice, Kirkince and finally Çirkince (which means ugly in Turkish) in time and at the early years of Turkish Republic, it was formalized as Sirince by Kazım Dirik who was the governor of Izmır.
Sirince was a Greek village with 1.800 houses which is famous with its export-oriented fig production in the 19. Century. As a result of Turkey – Greece Population Exchange in 1923, Greek people have left Sirince (most of them have located in Nea Efesos village of Katerini). After that, the immigrant whose came from Moustheni and Domatia villages of Kavala were settle in Sirince. After this population exchange, the economy of the village primarily based on viniculture, wine production and olive cultivation were interrupted for a while in the hands of new residents whose came from a tobacco area. However, these sectors have begun to develop again in parallel with the growing in touristic importance of Sirince in recent years. Right along with the viticulture and olive cultivation ; peaches, figs, apples, walnuts are cultivated in the village. The population of the village dropped to 700 people even though it was around 2.000 – 3.000 people in 1950s. However, it started to rise again since the 1990s as the tourism started to develop. Some Greek houses are still served as pensions in the village.
The various wine types which are produced and also marketed in Sirince have gained a huge reputation in Turkey. Two ruined Greek churches take place in the village. And the most important, the structure of Historical Architecture of Sirince is preserved carefully.