Hammam: Everything you Need to Know

There is nothing like the experience of a hammam. It resembles a ritual for relaxation, detoxification and deep cleansing, taking place in an arch surrounded by steam and oriental influences. A ketses glove exfoliation and a cool shower are included in this unique experience that will fascinate you and improve your mental and physical health. 

What are the benefits of the hammam?

Among the many benefits of a hammam is how deeply cleansed your skin becomes. When dead skin cells are removed, pores are opened and cleaned, revealing a fresh, soft and luminous complexion.

Furthermore, it also improves blood circulation, relaxes the whole body's muscles, relieves pain, and helps alleviate respiratory problems, as well as aids in sleeping better.

What is the hammam area like?

In the hammam, you will find a chamber filled with steam that has a high ceiling. The heat is conducted through ducts by a "furnace" of hot air. There is an elevated platform in the center of the room, usually made of marble, on which the exfoliation takes place. Around the walls are "troughs" (kurna), which have hot and / or cold water taps. 

When is the best time to visit a hammam?

Visit the hammams at any time of year. Essentially a steam bath, the hammam's interior is characterised by high humidity, about 80%, and a temperature ranging from 45 to 55 ° C. Through the special ducts, the heat radiates into the room and warms your entire body, making you want to surrender to relaxation.

Even though the temperature is high, there is no discomfort. However, in case you want a small dose of cooling, you can pour a little water from the beautiful troughs that surround you.

To complete this ancient method of relaxation and wellness, wear cotton underwear or a traditional pestemal towel.

How will I spend my time in the hammam room?

During your stay in the arch where the hammam takes place, you can completely relax by lying on the marble stone located in the center of the room. By using this stone, you are able to properly transfer heat to your body and enrich your experience.

In addition to that, you can exfoliate and remove dead cells using a traditional ketse glove - after the hammam, your skin will be brighter and softer than ever before!

Last but not least, taking a cool shower right after hammam, and before your massage ,will make your visit more refreshing and improve blood circulation in your body.

Verdict

Several benefits can be derived from the hammam, both physically and mentally. Give yourself the gift of an unforgettable experience. You can do it alone or with a loved one.

You can learn more about the hammam and get answers to any questions you may have by clicking here. 

Hammam Bathing House Thessaloniki

2 Μegalou Alexandrou st., 54640, Makedonia Palace Hotel
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Opening hours: Monday to Sunday 1pm-10.30pm

Hammam Bathing House Athens

17 Agion Asomaton Str. & 1 Melidoni Str., Thissio 10553
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Opening hours: Monday to Friday 12pm-10.30pm, Saturday & Sunday 10am-10.30pm

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10 Agias Irinis, 10563, Athens 1890 Hotel, 10563
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Opening hours: Monday to Sunday 3pm-9pm
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Opening hours: Monday to Sunday 11am-8pm

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