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A Turkish Bath should be on everyone’s ‘must do’ list. Essentially taken at the start of your Antalya holiday, this is the most relaxing of days. This is an excursion where you can truly treat yourself and enjoy a few hours of pampering and spoiling yourself. Don’t plan on doing too much after you have been returned to your hotel. The Turkish Bath is one of the most amazing experiences and leaves you sleepy, happy and relaxed.
The name Hamam is from the Arabic, meaning ‘Warm’ and has been a tradition in Turkey since Roman times and dating much further back, 5000 years in fact, throughout the Middle East. The Turkish Bath has long been a way to not only keep clean but to spend time with friends. It is not unknown for mothers to attend the baths in search of the best wife for their sons. Equally many people have used the baths in the past to make business plans and lucrative deals.
Of course after the arrival of the modern bathroom, the baths are frequented less and less and have now been adapted for tourist purposes with luxury as the main idea. It is true though that much like a European Spa day, Turkish ladies often choose to go to the Hamam with friends before their wedding day to celebrate and prepare themselves. They are often accompanied with live musicians and the baths can become a place of dancing and singing while the wedding party prepare themselves.
In 2022, price of Turkish Bath in Antalya is 25 € per adult. Children between 6 to 12 years old are 15 € and children at and under 5 years old are free of charge. Free Hotel Transfer!
Everyday, all year round, anytime between 09:00 to 18:00. Duration of the experience is 2 hours.
It is advised that you do not shower or bathe for about two hours after your Hammam experience giving the oils time to work to their best advantage on your skin. It is also recommended that you partake of this wonderful experience at the start of your Turkish holiday, as the scrub will remove several layers of the dead skin, which you may have already tanned. The Hammam at the start of your holiday will ensure that the top layers take longer to dry and flake away, allowing your sun tan to last a few weeks longer than normal.
Your tour program will start when you are picked up from your hotel or apartment in Antalya, with a comfortable transfer vehicle, and taken to the Hamam.
On arrival at the Hamam you will be greeted by the friendly reception staff who will give you a small talk on the procedure. In the gentle ambience of the reception area you will be given a Hamam robe and taken to the changing rooms where you will be given a locker and key to hold your belongings and outer clothes safely until you have finished.
We suggest you wear your swim clothes for modesty and use your hamam robe while moving between rooms. An authentic Hamam will have several rooms. The locker rooms are the first, you then move to the Sauna, where you will ‘sweat’ out the toxicity from your opening pores. This usually lasts around 5 – 10 minutes. Once you have relaxed and perspired in the 40 to 50 degrees celsius of the Sauna, you will be escorted to the centre of the Hamam. Sometimes known as the Belly stone, this is an area of marble floors and seating surrounding the marble belly stone where your body scrub and foam massage will take place. The surrounding marble seats are where you will wait until the masseuse calls you to take your place on the stone. There will be brass water taps and marble basins for your convenience, together with traditional bowls . You can use these to cool down a little by pouring the water over yourself. Then when it is your turn you will be escorted to the central marble ready for your scrub.
When you are comfortably placed on the belly stone you will be scrubbed with a clean fresh scrub mitt, from the roots of your hair to the tips of your toes. This will remove the dead skin cells, leaving you feeling invigorated. Your masseuse will then rinse the dead skin from your body, leaving you prepared for your foam massage.
The foam massage is that stage of your Turkish Bath where the masseuse uses what appears to be a large pillow case, foamed and fluffed ready to wash your new skin cells. You are covered in the foam from head to toe (dont worry not your face) and massaged lightly. Then the foam is rinsed from you head to toe. By now you should be feeling totally relaxed as you are led to a waiting area for your body to ‘rest’ before the final (and some say best) stage of your Turkish Bath.
When the Oil Massage room is ready you will be escorted once more to the last of the Hamam rooms where, once comfortable on the massage bed, you will be given approximately a 20 minute aromatic oil massage. Dont be at all surprised if you end up falling asleep, most people do! And if you do, dont worry, your masseuse will gently wake you up and return youto the changing area when it is complete.
Once finished, we do not recommend that you shower for at least two hours, giving the oil a chance to penetrate your pores and leave your skin ultra soft and ready to tan for the rest of your holiday. For this reason we suggest that you take a Turkish Bath at the start of your Antalya holiday, as the new skin cells will take around two to three weeks before they start to flake, meaning your new tan will last around two weeks longer if you take the Turkish Bath at the start of your holiday.
When you are dressed and ready to go, you will return to the Reception area where they will call for transfer back to your hotel or apartment.
Cost of Hamam in Antalya in 2022 is 25 € per adult in 2022. Children between 6 – 12 years old are 15 € and infants are free of charge.
We do not recommend the Turkish Bath for very young children, people with asthmatic problems or heart problems, nor do we recommend for pregnant women. Children under the age of 12 can be given a ‘token’ Turkish Bath, but will not receive the Aromatic Oil Massage to complete. They are very welcome to come along with an adult and enjoy the basic experience.
Anytime you wish between the hours of 09:00 and 18:00 every day of the week. Please bear in mind that the Hamam can get quite busy during the summer season and you may have to take an alternative time to your original choosing.
Firstly your transfer to and from the Hamam. Use of a locker and key for your personal items. Sauna, Body Scrub, Foam Rinse and Massage and lastly Aromatic Oil Massage. Hamam Robes and towels are also provided throughout.
Do bring some money for sundries. Some Hamams sell their own products at the Reception area should you wish to replicate this wonderful experience at home. Likewise, if you have sensitive skin, you can bring your own soap for the Foam Massage. You will also be able to purchase refreshment during your rest phase. Bring a change of underwear if you are choosing to wear your underwear throughout the Hamam. Most people wear their swimsuits for modesty.