A tender will be initiated tomorrow for the restoration of St. John’s Church, which is popular among tourists in the Şirince neighborhood of Selçuk in İzmir.
The restoration of the Church is part of a protocol among the İzmir Building Survey and Monuments Directorate, Selçuk Municipality and İzmir Governor’s Office.
The restoration of the church will be financed with funds from the governor’s office’s Investment Monitoring and Coordination Directorate, Selçuk Mayor Zeynel Bakıcı said in a statement.“The restoration of the church will start soon.
The church is highly popular among Christians and especially Catholics. It is important for tourists to worship in a healthier church. Şirince is progressing in terms of faith tourism,” Bakıcı said.
He noted that the bazaar in Şirince, which is famous for its historic Rum houses, would also be restored.