There is no better way to relax, when in Turkey, than at a traditional Hamam or Turkish Bath as you may know it. Placing yourself in the hands of experienced and professional masseuses, is the ideal way to wash away your stresses and tensions, by the time you leave the Hamam, the world will seem a better place and, for sure, you will be looking to visit again.
At a fraction of the cost of a European Spa day you would be crazy to miss this wonderful experience. The Hamam in Cappadocia, is built into the cave, but don’t be fooled by this, the Hamam has all modern amenities of a traditional Hamam anywhere, at your service. Once you have decided what time you would like to go along and booked your ticket accordingly, you can safely enjoy a full on pamper session at the hands of trained masseuses in a venue so authentic you may think you have stepped back in time.
In 2023, price of Turkish Bath in Cappadocia is 60 € for adults, 50 € for children under 12.
When you arrive at the Hamam you will be greeted by friendly reception staff, who will provide you with a locker key and a hamam robe before directing you to the changing room area. Once you have changed and put your valuables into the locker you can go into the Sauna or Steam Room. This process is meant to open your pores and allow the toxins to surface. This process usually takes around 15 minutes and allows your relaxation to begin. From there you will be guided to the main Hamam.
Here you will find a large marble room with a belly stone at its centre. If you are awaiting your turn you may sit on the surrounding marble seats and cool yourself with the water from the surrounding basins. When it is your turn the masseuse will call you to the stone and begin a salt scrub of your body. This cleanses and invigorates the skin, washing away the toxins that surfaced during the sauna.
The final part of this section is then the foam massage, whereby the masseuse uses what appears to be a large pillowcase and using a bar of soap, seems to conjure the foam from nowhere. Then as the foam is massaged into your body, you will understand why you chose the Hamam experience. Once the foam is rinsed away your Hamam is complete. Unless, of course, it has left you wanting more.
In this case, you may choose to take an aromatic oil massage. This usually lasts around 30 minutes and is the perfect way to end your Turkish Bath in Cappadocia.
Cost of Cappadocia Turkish Bath is 60 € for adults, 50 € for children under 12 in 2023.
There is no hotel pickup for this tour, but the Hamam is within walking distance of most Cappadocia hotels. When you book your tour you have to ensure that you arrive at the stated time.
Any aromatic oil massage or other suchlike, extra to the Sauna, Scrub and Foam massage.
Your transfer to and from the Hamam.
Expenditures you may make during your time at the Hamam.
It is suggested that you wear your swimsuit or underwear, for modesty measures. You will be given a hamam towel to wrap around you.
If you have sensitive skin and use a particular soap, you may take your own along for the masseuse to use.
Do bring some money for any optional extras you may wish to make.
Either wear hamam shoes or take it very slowly as the marble and the heat can render the floors slippery.
The Turkish Bath is not for anyone with respiratory or heart problems. Likewise it is not suitable for pregnant women or children under the age of 12. This is due the musculature changes that occur during the younger years.