Select a time that fits with your schedule and enjoy a pickup at your hotel for a 1.5-hour Bodrum Turkish bath experience. Then, relax as you cruise to your hammam to spoil and unwind your body. Arrive and enter the baths where you will be led to a changing room. Slip into your swimsuit, put on your own peştamal (Turkish cotton bathrobe), and tuck your belongings into your locker. Now you’re ready to relax, head into the baths area and lay down on the gobek tasi (elevated platform) that’s in the center of the floor. Let the heat of the stone pull impurities from your skin for about 20 minutes before you douse yourself in warm water at one of the bathing tubs in the room.
Next, perspire the rest the junk from your body inside a steamy chamber. Then, sit back during an exfoliation from a bath attendant who will scrub you all over with a loofah glove. Afterward, lie down and enjoy a soft and soapy body buff that removes the rest of your dead skin. The pushing, pulling and wringing of your skin not only invigorates your pores, but is well-documented to increase blood circulation for general wellness.
But the fun isn’t over yet, savor a head rub hair wash (you’re welcome to bring your own shampoo) that will leave you in a state of bliss. Dry off with a fresh towel and then chill in the lounge with a beverage (own expense). When it’s time to go, get dressed in the locker room and exit the baths to rendezvous with your driver. End your Bodrum hammam experience with a return trip to your hotel.
Special note: Starting your trip with the hammam experience is the best way to prep your body for a Bodrum tan.