Keeping It Traditional on a Turkey Sailing Holiday
Although much of a Turkey sailing break will no doubt be spent making the most of the sunny beaches and temperate climate, there is one must-try activity that takes place indoors. Indeed, a Turkish bath, or Hammam, is a great way to not just relax but to really soak up the traditional culture of this wonderful country.
Much of what goes on in a Hammam is what you would expect from any other steam room, but with its important place at the very heart of Turkish culture, you can expect something a little more special. Inspired by antiquated Roman designs, a true Turkish Hammam is a feast for the eyes and for the soul.
If you do opt for a Hammam, be prepared for a range of treatments to soothe and relax the body. From full-body massages to rejuvenating body scrubs, pampering is the top priority here. Whether you want to experience this in the truly traditional way – wearing nothing at all – will be entirely up to you, but be ready to face a fair amount of other people’s bits and pieces, as that is often the norm in an authentic Hammam.
Aside from the social side of a Hammam, there is no doubt your body and mind will benefit from this most peaceful of experiences – a perfect moment on any Turkey sailing break.