Want a top-notch tan whilst trying something new? Then a trip to a hammam or Turkish bath is definitely for you. Hammams have existed in Turkey since ancient times, providing locals with a way to relax and freshen up. They're also brilliant for exfoliating your skin so you're more likely to develop a lasting tan.
Everything starts when we take you to one of the best local hammams. Here, you'll change into your swimwear in a cubicle and wrap up in a towel. Then it's off to the hammam itself – a humid, marble-tiled room with a ‘gobektasi', a heated stone slab in the centre. Relax as the heat softens your skin, opens your pores and gets you sweating out those toxins.
Next, you'll lie on the ‘gobektasi', where you'll be treated to a body scrub followed by a head-to-toe massage in soft, soapy bubbles. And after that, you'll enjoy an all-over oil massage leaving you positively glowing and the most relaxed you've ever felt. It's a great way to start your holiday.