The baths or 'hamams' as they
are named, are for many aspects of health, not just for external
cleanliness. Before Turkey was established as a separate country,
the Romans, Byzantines, and nomadic peoples of the region
had their own variations of bathing rituals. These traditions
combined, creating a different variation of these ancient
bathing habits, The Turkish Bath.
enters the dry heat of a sweating area. Afterwards, the bather
begins to perspire heavily because of a wet steam.The skin
is then washed with soap and warm water and the muscles massaged.
After being scoured and washed, the bather's body temperature
returns to normal from swimming in cold water. Closely interweaved
with everyday life, as well as the Muslim mandates for cleanliness
and respect for the varied functions of water, the hamam will
probably survive modernity with many other things in Western
Price per person: 30 Eu
Starts : 1/2 day journey
This tour runs Everyday.