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Hammam Turkish Bath Experiences in Izmir

Hammam Turkish Bath Experiences in Izmir

Enjoying a hammam—or Turkish bath—is a must-do while in Izmir. This millennia-old practice developed from ancient Greek, Roman, and Middle Eastern bathing rituals and uses steam and massage to cleanse and revitalize the body. Whether it’s in a deluxe hotel spa or traditional bathhouse, here’s how to get the most from a hammam in Izmir. 

 

What is a hammam?

A hammam is a steam bath ritual that traditionally takes place in a public bathhouse. Historically, these feature marble interiors, high domes, and cold, warm, and hot rooms through which bathers progress to cleanse, detox, and relax. 

 

While the hammam experience varies across spas and bathhouses, most have separate areas or bathing times for men and women, and bathers can choose to wear their swimsuits or not. 

Most, however, generally start by changing into a body cloth called a pestemal. Bathers then enter a steam-filled hot room, where marble seats ring a gobektasi—a heated, raised marble platform. After time to relax and build up a sweat to open the pores and release toxins, bathers then lie on the gobektasi for a massage and scrub. An attendant of the same sex as the bather soaks them in warm water, lathers them in soap, and performs a massage and a vigorous exfoliating body scrub that’s designed to remove dead skin and leave the bather feeling tingly fresh.

After rinsing, bathers can relax in the cold room before departing when they wish. Most leave feeling wonderfully relaxed and clean, with soft, smooth, and healthily glowing skin—sensations that can last for several days.

Highlights

  • Seize the opportunity to experience an authentic Turkish hammam while in Izmir.

  • Choose a classic hammam at one of Izmir’s bathhouses or a more modern ritual at a hotel spa.

  • Combine your hammam with a village or food tour to experience a fuller range of Turkish culture.

  • Some hammam packages offer extras such as oil massages for the ultimate experience.

  • Got for total relaxation with a hammam experience that includes hotel pickup and drop-off.

  • Most hammam experiences offer a choice of times to fit your schedule.

  • Book a hammam at the start of your stay to feel refreshed while away or later to feel great for your return.

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Private Izmir City Sightseeing Tour

Private Izmir City Sightseeing Tour

Experience architectural elegance and the arts during this privately guided sightseeing tour in Izmir. During this tour visit beautiful monuments such as the castle of Alexander the Great, the Archaeological and Ethnographic Museum and Izmir’s symbolic 98-year old Clock Tower. Top off the day with memorable views from atop Pagos Hill.
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Small-Group Half Day Sightseeing Tour from Izmir

Small-Group Half Day Sightseeing Tour from Izmir

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Uncover the mysteries of ancient cities and castles during a half-day guided sightseeing tour in Izmir. With your local guide explore the remnants of Alexander the Great’s castle, admire ancient Agora, and spend time at the Ethnographic and Archaeological museums.
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  • 3 hours
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Izmir City Tour with Private Guide

Izmir City Tour with Private Guide

Maximise your time in port in Izmir with a private 4-hour tour that checks off all the highlights. Marvel at the ancient Roman Agora, learn more about Izmir’s fascinating past at the Izmir Archaeological Museum, see city landmarks such as the Clock Tower, and browse the colorful stalls at the Kemeralti Bazaar.
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Turkish Villages and Local Life from Izmir

Turkish Villages and Local Life from Izmir

Leave the cruise ship crowds and busy streets of Izmir behind on a private 7-hour tour to three charming Turkish villages. Comfortable transportation takes you and your group of up to 14 people to Kirazli, Camlik, and Sirince. Get an intimate look into the quaint rural lifestyle and Agean agriculture. Try traditional Turkish coffee, visit the Camlik Railway Museum, and dine on local cuisine (all at own expense).
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