TURKISH BATH - HAMAM
At Sea Breeze we have a luxurious, purpose built Turkish Bath, Spa and Sea Breeze Beauty Salon offers a wide range of professional massages, beauty treatments and relaxing therapies. Why not pamper yourself this holiday with a touch of total indulgence?
While you are staying with us indulge yourself with an authentic Turkish Bath (Hamam). Our Spa has a massage room with an experienced masseur. There are private changing rooms, a traditional Swedish pine sauna, steam room and ornately tiled Jacuzzi & shock shower.
What is a Turkish Bath?
Since Greco-Roman times the communal bathhouse or hamam has been an important feature of life in Anatolia. In present day Turkey the practice of deep cleansing the body and relaxing together in the hamam has continued despite the practice dying out in other Mediterranean countries. Most Turkish towns of any size have a hamam tucked away somewhere. It follows the same principles as the Finnish sauna, both inducing sweating but the Turkish bath uses flowing water as opposed to steam. Similar to its Roman predecessors, a typical hamam consists of three basic, interconnected rooms: the sıcaklık (or hararet -calidarium), which is the hot room; the warm room (tepidarium), which is the intermediate room; and the soğukluk, which is the cool room (frigidarium).
The sıcaklık usually has a large dome decorated with small glass windows that create a half-light; it also contains a large marble stone called göbek taşı (tummy stone) at the center on which the customers lie, and niches with fountains in the corners. This room is for soaking up steam and getting massages. The warm room is used for washing with soap and water and the soğukluk is to relax, dress up, and have a refreshing drink of tea.
Some accessories from Roman times survive in modern hamams, such as the peştemal (a special cloth of silk and/or cotton to cover the body, like a pareo), nalın (wooden clogs that prevent slipping on the wet floor), kese (a rough mitt for massage), and sometimes jewel boxes, gilded soapboxes, mirrors, henna bowls, and perfume bottles.
At the Sea Breeze hamam we offer our guests the chance to indulge in the ultimate pleasure of a relaxing massage, given by our highly professional masseur. So why not make the most of your holiday and have a whole-body scrub and foam massage?
OPEN EVERY DAY FROM 9AM TO 9PM
Sea Breeze has its own beauty salon to look after you hair, make up, skin care and nails. Indulge yourself at the beginning of your holiday to be pampered, de-stressed and relaxed. Come at the end of your holiday so you can go home looking like a star.
We feel sure that you will agree that pampering isn’t just for the ladies! It is great for the men too. Our barber is a local legend: offering the closest shave, the most professional haircut and a few of those little Turkish extras that is such an important part of the Turkish man’s culture!