Tour Description

The tradition of baths and bathing are important parts of Turkey. Public baths are associated with the culture of the Ottoman Empire.

During the day, you can be picked up from your hotel to the Turkish Bath (Hamam) whenever you want. You do not have to bring any of the equipment for the traditional Turkish Bath. First, you go to the changing room and dress up the traditional bath clothes. Then, you go inside and lie on the raised central platform which is called gobek tasi (belly stone). And, you get a foam massage by scrubbing and peeling deeply your body by the Tellak (Masseur). Also, during the Turkish bath, you can use a sauna, jacuzzi, salt room, and steam room.

At the end of the service, you will be transferred to your hotel.

A traditional Turkish bath, also known as a "hamam" or "hammam," is a type of public bathhouse that has been a part of Turkish culture for centuries. It is a place where people go to cleanse themselves, relax, and socialize. The Turkish bath tradition has its roots in ancient Roman and Byzantine bathing practices, and it has evolved over time to become a unique cultural experience in Turkey and other parts of the Middle East.

Here's how a typical traditional Turkish bath experience might unfold:

  1. Arrival: Upon entering the hamam, you would typically be greeted by the attendants who would provide you with a towel and a pair of slippers to wear.

  2. Changing: You would then proceed to the changing area and remove your clothes, leaving them in a locker or a designated area. Men and women typically have separate sections or designated times for their bathing activities.

  3. Warm-up: Next, you would enter the "sıcaklık," which is the hot and steamy central chamber of the hamam. Here, you would relax and allow your body to adjust to the high humidity and heat, which helps to open up your pores and prepare your skin for cleansing.

  4. Scrubbing: Once you're sufficiently warmed up, an attendant called a "tellak" or "natır" would lead you to a large, heated marble slab called the "göbek taşı" in the center of the sıcaklık. You would lay down on the slab and the tellak would scrub your body vigorously using a coarse mitt called a "kese" to exfoliate your skin and remove dead skin cells.

  5. Foam massage: After the scrubbing, the tellak would typically cover your body with a frothy lather made from olive oil soap, which is usually mixed with water to create bubbles. The tellak would then give you a relaxing foam massage using their hands or a special cloth bag called a "peshtemal," which helps to cleanse and moisturize your skin.

  6. Rinse: Once the foam massage is complete, you would be rinsed off with warm water using bowls or buckets, or by splashing water from the marble basins known as "kurna" or "kurna taşı."

  7. Cool-down: After rinsing, you may choose to relax in the cooler areas of the hamam, such as the "soğukluk" or "serinlik," which are typically adorned with beautiful tilework and have a lower temperature compared to the sıcaklık. Here, you can rest, sip on some refreshing drinks, and cool down before getting dressed.

  8. Rest and socialize: Turkish baths are not just for cleansing, but also for socializing and relaxation. You can take your time to rest, chat with other bathers, or enjoy some refreshments in the resting areas of the hamam.

  9. Post-bath care: After you leave the hamam, you can optionally apply some traditional oils or lotions to your skin, such as rosewater, to help moisturize and nourish your skin.

A traditional Turkish bath is not only about the physical cleansing of the body but also a cultural experience that involves relaxation, socialization, and rejuvenation. It's a unique and cherished part of Turkish culture that has been passed down through generations and continues to be appreciated by locals and tourists alike.

  • Destination:3
  • From:Kusadasi
  • Plan:Foam Massage, Sauna, Peeling, Jacuzzi, Steam Room, Salt Room
  • Price:€30.00
  • Included:
    • Transportation
    • Sauna
    • Steam Room
    • Salt Room
    • Peeling
    • Foam Massage
    • Jacuzzi
  • Excluded:
    • Tips - Gratitue
    • Personal Expenses