Izmir Turkish Baths (Hamams)
By Viator, August 2010
There is nothing like an authentic Turkish bath to kneed out your knots and give you that deep clean feeling. There are over twenty Turkish Bath Houses (Hamams) in Izmir, many of them set in exquisite old buildings with domed interiors, marble finishing and decorative tiles.
Your experience begins in the warm room, which prepares you for lying on the boiling hot tiles in the hot room. After this, you’ll receive a full body wash (from masseurs with mitts that have incredible scouring properties!), a shower, a good soaping and a massage. After this you’ll be squeaky clean, glowing and relaxed. Bathers then retire to a cool room to rest and drink apple tea. You should allow plenty of time in order to make the most of your experience.