What to expect when visiting a Turkish Bath
If you’re a little bit nervous about your first trip to the hamam, why not follow these links to read about the Turkish Bath experience:
- Excerpt: By describing his last visit to the Çemberlitaş Hamamı, you will get a nice impression of the Turkish bath process and customs, so you know what to expect.
- Excerpt: If anything you should use the Turkish Bath around the first to the third day of your stay, so your tan will develop a lot better and stay longer, because you have had all the dead cells rubbed away. When you go into the sun you are tanning new skin, which changes every 10 days. Also we recommend that around the ninth day you should have another go at the Hamam, then finish off your tan over the last few days, going home with a longer-lasting tan.
Visit Pure Inside Out and read their article historical range of items taken in the hamam by women, some of which are still used today
- Excerpt: A range of equipment was part and parcel of the hamam visit in the old days. Even until recently at least fifteen to twenty bath articles are included in the bundle carried by a woman on her hamam visit. (includes a good summary of the terminology of key items still used today)
- Excerpt: Don’t be surprised at the amount of dead skin that falls off even if you do shower every morning. The dead skin resembles the rubber shavings when you have run an eraser over some pencil writing.
Turkish Bath Articles on this website:
Follow these links to read our articles about visits to the 3 Public Hamams on the Bodrum Peninsula:
Ortakent’s Royola Hamam
Bodrum’s Bardakçı Hamam
Hanedan Turkish Bath, Turgutreis