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. If you want a top-notch tan whilst trying something new, then a trip to a hammam or Turkish bath is definitely for you.
Head to one of the best local hammams and you'll change into your swimwear and wrap up in a towel. The hammam itself is 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. There's a steam room too.
Lie on the ‘gobektasi', and you'll be treated to a body scrub followed by a covering in soft, soapy bubbles and a face mask. After that, you'll enjoy a stone massage and a fresh fruit plate that'll leave you positively glowing. It's a great way to start your holiday.