Your Guide to the Ultimate Hamam Experience​

Preparing for Your Visit:

Understanding the Timing: It’s crucial to check the operating hours of the hammam you plan to visit, as many have specific times for men and women. This is to ensure privacy and comfort for all guests.

Essentials to Bring: While you will be provided with a traditional Turkish towel, known as a peştemal, bringing your own bathing suit is recommended for your comfort. If you have sensitive skin or specific preferences, consider bringing your own soap, as standard soap is typically used in hammams.

Pre-Visit Considerations: To enhance your hamam experience, it’s advisable to avoid consuming heavy meals or alcohol beforehand. Staying hydrated is key, so drink plenty of water to prepare your body for the steam and heat.

Know Before You Go

Reservation Ease: Our service accepts both printed and mobile vouchers for your convenience, offering instant confirmation of your booking.

Gratuity Guidelines: In Turkish culture, tipping is customary and appreciated. A tip of 10-20% of the total amount is standard and reflects your satisfaction with the service.

Flexible Cancellation Policy: Plans change, and we understand that. You can cancel your reservation up to 48 hours in advance for a full refund, giving you peace of mind.

Health and Safety: Pregnant women, individuals on certain medications, those with sunburn, or skin lesions are advised to avoid hammam experiences. It’s always best to consult with a healthcare provider if you’re unsure.

Respectful Attire: While hammams are intimate spaces, complete nudity is not permitted. At least waist-down coverage is required to respect the cultural norms and the comfort of all guests.

Maintaining the Ambiance: Hammams are places of relaxation and tranquility. Speaking loudly or causing disturbances goes against the peaceful environment we strive to maintain.

During Your Hamam Experience

The Welcome Ritual: Upon entering the hammam, you will be provided with a locker to safely store your belongings. Change into your bathing suit and wrap yourself in the peştemal for a comfortable experience.

Steam Room Etiquette: The steam room is the first step in your hamam ritual. This room is designed to relax your muscles and open your pores, preparing your skin for the scrubbing process.

Scrub and Massage: Performed by skilled attendants known as ‘tellak’ (for men) or ‘natir’ (for women), the scrub and massage are central to the hamam experience. It’s a time to let go of tension and allow the attendant to rejuvenate your skin and muscles.

The Final Rinse and Relaxation: After your treatment, rinse off with warm water to remove any remaining soap and dead skin. Then, take a moment to relax, hydrate with a cool drink, and let the tranquility of the experience sink in.

Why You Should Visit a Turkish Hamam

Unparalleled Relaxation: The hammam offers a sanctuary of calm and tranquility, with each experience tailored to soothe your senses, leaving you feeling revitalized and at peace.

Cultural Immersion: Visiting a hammam is more than a bath; it’s a journey into a centuries-old ritual rooted in the Ottoman era, offering an authentic glimpse into Turkey’s historical heritage.

Deep Cleansing for Body and Soul: Traditional techniques used in hammams are designed to purify your body, stripping away impurities and leaving you feeling physically and mentally rejuvenated.

Architectural Splendor: Hammams are often housed in stunning buildings that are masterpieces of historical architecture, offering a visual feast for the eyes.

Indulgence in Traditional Pampering: Treat yourself to age-old pampering rituals like the exfoliating ‘Kese’ scrub or the indulgent massage, celebrating traditional Turkish wellness practices.

What to Expect During Your Hammam Visit

Initial Preparation: Upon arrival, professional attendants will guide you through the process of disrobing in private and wrapping yourself in a peştemal, marking the beginning of your hammam journey.

Warming Up on the Göbek Taşı: The heart of the hammam is the ‘Göbek Taşı,’ a large heated marble stone. Lying on this stone allows the warmth to relax your muscles and open your pores, preparing you for the treatments.

Exfoliating Scrub: Using a ‘kese,’ a special exfoliating mitt, the attendant will perform a vigorous scrubbing. This process effectively removes dead skin, leaving your body feeling exceptionally clean, soft, and rejuvenated.

Luxurious Foamy Massage: Indulge in a foamy massage, where the rich lather and gentle strokes work together to relieve muscle tension, promoting deep relaxation and enhancing your overall well-being.


Tickets for a Turkish Hammam Bath can be conveniently purchased online through our booking platform, ensuring a smooth and hassle-free experience.

A visit to a Turkish Hammam varies in length based on the chosen services. Generally, the process, including washing, scrubbing with a kese (handwoven washcloth), foam wash, and massage, lasts about 45 minutes. However, guests are welcome to relax within the hammam during its operational hours.

Yes, Turkish Hamams traditionally have separate sections or different visiting hours for men and women, ensuring privacy and comfort for all guests.

A typical Turkish Hammam experience includes access to a sauna, steam room, and the provision of scrubbing and massage services, all encompassed within the traditional Turkish bath ritual.

While essentials such as a pouch, soap, shampoo, towel, slippers, and a loincloth are provided, guests are welcome to bring their personal items for added comfort.

Secure lockers with lockable facilities are provided in the changing rooms, where guests can safely store their belongings and carry the key with them.

Upon entering a Turkish Hamam, guests are provided with a towel and a pestemal (light cotton cloth). The experience begins in the hot room, heated by the göbek taşı (central marble slab), followed by a thorough scrub with a kese and a soothing soap lather.

Turkish Hammams offer numerous benefits, including thorough cleansing, relaxation, improved circulation, stress relief, and muscle soreness alleviation.

It’s advised to bring your own towel, avoid bringing jewelry or valuable items, and refrain from using cameras or recording devices to respect the privacy of others.

Yes, wearing a bikini or swimsuit is acceptable and common in Turkish Hammam Baths.

No, both terms refer to the same experience and are used interchangeably.

Post-Turkish Bath, it’s recommended to hydrate well, moisturize your skin, and take some time to rest. Enjoying a cup of Turkish tea is also a popular way to conclude the experience.